IVAN Air Monitoring

Welcome to the Marie Harrison Bayview Air Monitoring Network. Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice along with project partners: Bayview Hill Neighborhood Association, Bayview Hunters Point Mothers and Fathers, and Literacy for Environmental Justice has established a network of community air monitors throughout Bayview Hunters Point (BVHP). The network is named after longtime BVHP community leader, Greenaction leader, and air pollution champion, Marie Harrison who passed away in May of 2019.

In addition to project partners who are based in the BVHP community, a 4-person Community Steering Committee (CSC) was created with BVHP residents and people with historical ties to BHVP. They worked in tandem with all project partners to canvass BVHP for possible sites, create an air monitor site plan, help build the air monitors and assist in recruiting air monitor hosts in the community.

The real-time data from 8 monitors that have been installed and tested can be found on this website. 2 air monitors still need to be installed to complete the network of 10 monitors in BVHP. For more information or to get involved, please contact Kamillah Ealom at kamillah@greenaction.org or 415-447-3904.

Poor air quality can harm your health. Take action to reduce your exposure to air pollutants. Use the list or map to view current air quality levels at your nearest air monitor. Sign up to receive alerts when the air quality near you is unhealthy. Scroll down to learn more.

About the network

Poor air quality is linked to many health problems, including asthma, cancer, heart disease, premature birth, and premature death. Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice and its project partners have received funding from the California Air Resources Board to set up a network of 10 community air monitors. The network will provide local, real-time air quality information for residents to take action and protect their health from poor air quality.

From October 2018 – June 2021, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice will:

  • Install 10 particulate matter (PM 2.5 and PM 10) monitors across Bayview Hunters Point
  • Provide air monitoring data to the community via the website bvhp-ivan.org/air and an alert system
  • Engage regional and state air quality agencies in the process of monitoring

What is being monitored and why?

  • Particulate Matter - Particulate matter (PM) pollution can harm health, such as causing breathing and heart problems. Having current air quality information helps us to know when to take actions (such as staying indoors) to reduce exposure when pollution levels are high.

When will data be available?

The real-time air monitoring data will be available on this website after the monitors are deployed and once basic quality control processes are in place. Because the community monitors are not government regulatory monitors, they will not generate data that can be used for regulatory activities, such as determining violations of the law.

Who is involved?

The network is being developed by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and its project partners Literacy for Environmental Justice, Bayview Mothers and Fathers Committee, and Bayview Hill Neighborhood Association with technical support from Comite Civico del Valle (CCV) and Tracking California. Funding is being provided by the California Air Resources Board - Community Air Grants (Round 1).

Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice mobilizes community power to win victories that change government and corporate policies and practices to protect health and to promote environmental, social, and economic justice.

Contact: 415-447-3904 or greenaction@greenaction.org




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