November 7, 2017
We’re proud to announce a partnership with Brown University’s Baby Imaging Lab to collaborate on “Resonance,” a project that is part of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) program.
Resonance is a seven-year longitudinal study that focuses on understanding how different environmental factors can affect child neurodevelopment. To help with this effort, Awair Glows will be placed in the homes of approximately 1,100 expecting mothers and mothers with children between 3 months and 5 years of age. Glow will help the Baby Imaging Lab track how air quality affects neurodevelopment of children in-utero and post-birth.
“What we’re very excited about with using the Awair Glow is that we’ll be able to see how changes in air quality such as VOCs or particulate concentration levels affect neurodevelopment at a young age,” says Joesph Braun, assistant professor at Brown University.
Along with other environmental factors, the Baby Imaging Lab will be collecting data about the homes’ levels of temperature, humidity, carbon dioxide, and chemicals with the help of Awair Glow to understand how these factors affect childhood obesity, asthma, and other pre- and postnatal outcomes.
We’re very excited to be able to participate in such an important study, and we look forward to sharing the results with you!
When we hear about warnings of “dust” in our homes, we typically assume it’s in reference to the particles we can see accumulating on bookshelves that indicate it may be time for a clean--but this isn’t the full story.
Like teachers, classrooms play an incredibly important role in a student’s ability to learn and grow. If you’re a teacher getting ready for the new year, you’ve most likely invested time and money into preparing your classroom to make sure it fits the needs of you and your students to have a successful school year. Before class starts, there’s one thing we’d like to help you check: your classroom’s air.
It’s critical to provide students with a safe and comfortable environment that will enable them to learn and grow. Unfortunately, one of the most important factors that affect students’ ability to succeed is often overlooked, even though it’s hiding in plain sight: the quality of air in schools.