By Alfredo N. Mendoza V Air pollution may be one of the most dangerous aspects of public health that we underestimate and ignore. But there is no doubt that we should take air pollution seriously, especially when we realize that it can factor in the deterioration of anyone’s health far worse than we once know. This National Science Week, air quality takes center stage again since the promulgation of the Clean Air Act of 1999. We explore the other implications in being aware and really understanding air pollution through the expertise of Mylene Gonzaga-Cayetano, Ph.D., one of the country’s leading experts in air quality. Dr. Gonzaga-Cayetano is an assistant professor at the University of the Philippines Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (UP-IESM), where she has been teaching for 12 years now. Gonzaga-Cayetano is also the deputy director for academic affairs in the same institute. Aside from her administrative role, she is also a full-time researcher, supervising and spearheading UP-IESM’s efforts in air quality research. Air quality data She, along with her team, gathers air quality data around the country, which tell where they originate from, and the kind of pollutants that are in the air. They then publish these studies in the hopes that they would translate to viable strategies and campaigns for policy-making. According to Gonzaga-Cayetano, air pollution is an issue we must take seriously, considering that they pose a… Read full this story
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