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Idling cars and air quality the subject of Okanagan College study

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January 13, 2016 - 8:30 PM

CENTRAL OKANAGAN - What the public thinks about idling vehicles and their effect on local air quality is the subject of a new study by an Okanagan College business student.

Fourth-year student Alex Fullerton has developed the idling and air quality survey and an accompanying Facebook page, which directs participants to the anonymous questionnaire he estimates will take eight minutes to complete.

The survey itself gauges such things as attitudes towards different forms of idling and how far the participant would be willing to modify their own behaviour to reduce idling.

Fullerton is conducting the study as a course requirement for the honours program. It has been approved by the college’s ethics board, under research supervisor professor Lee Cartier.

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