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Air Of The Anthropocene Initiative

Air Of The Anthropocene Initiative:

“Air of the Anthropocene” project uses light painting to visualise air pollution in India, Ethiopia, and the UK, highlighting severe health risks and sparking global discussions on air quality.

  • The “Air of the Anthropocene” project is an international initiative combining art and science to visualise air pollution through light painting.
  • Artists and researchers collaborated to produce photographic evidence using digital light painting techniques and low-cost air pollution sensors.

Particulate Matter:

  • Particulate matter (PM) is a complex mixture of small solid particles and liquid droplets suspended in the air.
  • It includes both organic and inorganic particles such as dust, pollen, soot, smoke and liquid droplets, which vary greatly in size, composition and origin.

Impact of Air Pollution:

  • Impact on Public Health: Particulate matter, particularly 5, is linked to severe health issues, including cardiovascular diseases, stroke and respiratory illnesses.
  • It is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide.
  • The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 99% of the global population breathes air that exceeds WHO guideline limits, with about 7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution.