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My Air, My Health – My Experience at Health Datapalooza

2014 April 1

Dot Kelly, a member of the winning team in the My Air, My Health challenge, recently shared a blog post on “Health Datapalooza.” It is reposted below. 

My Air, My Health graphic identifierIt was about this time last year that my colleagues and I were in the thick of preparing for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Human Health Services (HHS) My Air, My Health Challenge. The Challenge called upon innovators nationwide to design a small, low-cost sensor that integrated air quality measurements with health data such as heart rate and breathing. This was to help inform the EPA and HHS’ collective work to better understand the impacts of harmful air pollution on people’s health.

In other words, the competition called for a solution that would move us all toward a future in which powerful, affordable and portable sensors provide a rich awareness of environmental quality, moment-to-moment physiological changes, and long-term health outcomes.

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    April 7, 2014

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  2. electra27 permalink
    April 9, 2014

    What if there was ample evidence of the risk to health, from multiple available sources, and yet your company could not or would not provide the worker with protection to reduce the risk? What if the area you live in is continually above the acceptable EPA levels of air pollutants, and the Community Health Survey confirms that information. It seems that we have an enormous fleet of people gathering information about risk and a trickle, a sprinkling, only a handful of people actually doing something to mitigate the risks. When will there be a 1:1 ratio of information to action?

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