Sustainability

Monitoring the Air We Breathe

By Fordham News

“Air quality will degrade as the climate changes,” and that will aggravate asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases, says Fordham physics professor Stephen Holler, Ph.D. “We can start a dialogue about climate change and say, ‘Let’s do something to fix it together.”

Holler and his students are tackling this issue through Project FRESH Air—a Fordham citizen-science project that connects students and faculty with Bronx middle and high school educators, students, and families. Together, they set up air-quality sensors throughout the borough. They track and analyze the data. And they work to effect positive change. “This is an immediate problem we can address,” he said.

Stephen Holler, Ph.D