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You are invited!


Air pollution is the single most considerable environmental health risk in Europe. The World Health Organization (WHO) provides evidence of links between exposure to air pollution and several diseases (type 2 diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer, dementia etc.). It is also investigated the possible role of air pollution in spreading SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Your daily mobility can affect your exposure to air pollution. What is your exposure to air pollution when you are at home or work?  

Do you want to learn about your personalised exposure to air pollution? Join us now!

What are we investigating?

Utrecht University is looking for a thousand adults who live in the Netherlands to participate in a health study aiming to determine whether the effects of air pollution and health changes when we take into account the individual daily routine.

The study

  • Participation in this survey takes approximately two weeks
  • It is entirely contactless
  • Completely anonymous
  • Participation is voluntary
  • There will be no compensation.

What do we ask from you?

  • Fill in a short on-line questionnaire survey where we ask you some basic questions (XX minutes)
  • Carry on the tracker device that we send you for 2 weeks during your daily routine wherever you go ie. at home, work, commuting. It’s a small light sensor that you can easily carry in a bag, pocket, etc.
  • Use an App that we develop specifically for this study to answer short questions about your daily activities. The app will be available for both iOS and Android smartphones. (XX minutes)


There will be several rollouts from May 2021 until March 2022. You can choose a two-week period that fits you best.

Why participate?

Your participation will be a valuable addition to our research and findings could lead to a better understanding of the contribution of individual mobility in air pollution exposure estimates.

Afterwards, you will receive a report about the levels of air pollution you have encountered during the 2 weeks you participated in this study. It will give you an indication of where you encounter the highest air pollution levels.



We work according to the Dutch Data Protection Authority (GDPR).