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Effect of Air Pollution from Pedestrian Traffic in An Open Market: A Case Study of Bodija Market

Version 1 : Received: 2 August 2020 / Approved: 4 August 2020 / Online: 4 August 2020 (08:20:44 CEST)

How to cite: Oladejo, O.J.; Odeyale, T.O.; Adiamo, B. Effect of Air Pollution from Pedestrian Traffic in An Open Market: A Case Study of Bodija Market. Preprints 2020, 2020080081 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0081.v1). Oladejo, O.J.; Odeyale, T.O.; Adiamo, B. Effect of Air Pollution from Pedestrian Traffic in An Open Market: A Case Study of Bodija Market. Preprints 2020, 2020080081 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202008.0081.v1).

Abstract

Market air quality is very important to the economic lives of the people which is rarely researched, however, market activities particularly pedestrian traffic releases particulates which is detrimental to the health of the users and stakeholders. Thermo scientific MIE pDR-1500 particulate was used to monitor the quality of air within the market for eight (8) weeks, air pollutant of concern is PM2.5. ten (10) sample points were located in the market which covers ten (10) sample points for pedestrian traffic to represent the entire market environment spectrum. The analysis of PM2.5 measured daily during dry and wet season shows a clear seasonal variation of this particular pollutant as elevated concentration was measured during the dry season than the wet season. The assessment of PM2.5 concentration shows exceedances of the standards stated by WHO and NAAQS during the dry season which ranges from 47.9 μg/m3- 231.88 μg/m3 in the morning and 65.17 μg/m3- 1806.33 μg/m3 in the afternoon. From the findings, pedestrian traffic contributes immensely to air pollution in an open market, with this elevated concentration, prolonged exposure is highly detrimental to health. This study creates awareness to the pedestrians in an open market about air pollution and informs policy changes.

Subject Areas

air pollution; particulate; PM2.5; open market; pedestrian traffic

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