A MAJOR new research project will investigate how air pollutants in Bradford homes can adversely affect the health of the people living in them.

A team made up of scientists from four universities will work with Bradford Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Born In Bradford cohort - a research programme following communities in the city - to better understand the potential impacts of poor indoor air quality on ill health.

Professor Nicola Carlsaw of the University of York, who is leading the study, said: “Studying the Born in Bradford cohort allows us to focus on the health impacts of poor air quality in deprived urban areas and compare them with more affluent areas.”

The aim is design interventions which will lead to healthier buildings. 
The four-year project received £2.9 million of funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Professor Sir Duncan Wingham, Executive Chair of the Natural Environment Research Council, part of UKRI, said: “With the help of the Bradford community, this research will help us better understand we are impacted by toxic pollutants.”

Pictured above is a set-up which will be used to measure air pollutants in people’s homes for the study.

Credit: Dr Terry Dillon, University of York.