air quality human impact program (aqhip)

The Air Quality Human Impact Program (AQHIP) is a program focused on studying and addressing the impacts of air quality on human health and well-being. Air quality can have significant effects on human health, particularly when pollutants like particulate matter (PM2.5), ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), and carbon monoxide (CO) are present at elevated levels. These pollutants are emitted from various sources, including vehicle emissions, industrial processes, and natural sources.

Programs and initiatives aimed at understanding and mitigating the human impacts of poor air quality might involve research, policy development, public awareness campaigns, and interventions to reduce pollution sources. These efforts could include promoting cleaner energy sources, improving transportation systems, implementing stricter emission standards for industries, and encouraging individuals to take actions that improve air quality and protect their health.

Many countries in the LATAM region have experienced rapid urbanization and industrialization, leading to increased vehicle emissions, industrial pollution, and construction activities. These factors contribute to poor air quality, especially in densely populated urban areas.

-Source: "The State of Global Air 2020" report by Health Effects Institute and Global Burden of Disease Project.

Deforestation and agricultural activities, such as burning of fields, can release large amounts of pollutants into the air, including particulate matter and greenhouse gases.

-Source: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) reports on deforestation and agriculture.

Poor air quality is associated with various health issues, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems, and premature deaths. Vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, and individuals with preexisting health conditions, are particularly at risk.

-Source: World Health Organization (WHO) reports on air pollution and health impacts.

direct relevant human impact:
Respiratory and Cardiovascular Health Impact:
  • Poor air quality, characterized by elevated levels of pollutants such as particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3), has been linked to a higher incidence of respiratory diseases like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and lung infections.
  • Cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks and strokes, have also been associated with long-term exposure to air pollution.


In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that outdoor air pollution contributed to 4.2 million premature deaths worldwide. This accounted for 7.7% of all deaths globally.

-Source: WHO, "Air Pollution and Child Health: Prescribing Clean Air," 2018.

Susceptibility to Infections:
Poor air quality may weaken the respiratory system's defense mechanisms, making individuals more susceptible to infections, including respiratory viruses like the flu and common cold.Exposure to pollutants can lead to inflammation and oxidative stress in the respiratory tract, potentially facilitating the entry and replication of viruses.

Statistical Data:A study published in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives" in 2018 estimated that a 10 μg/m³ increase in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) was associated with an 11% increase in the risk of acquiring a respiratory infection.

Source: Croft, D.P. et al. (2018). "The Association between Respiratory Infection and Air Pollution in the Setting of Air Quality Policy and Economic Change." Environmental Health Perspectives, 126(12).

COVID-19 Pandemic:
While my knowledge is limited to information available up to September 2021, research had been conducted to explore the potential links between air pollution and the severity of COVID-19 outcomes.Preliminary studies suggested that areas with higher air pollution levels might have experienced worse COVID-19 outcomes, possibly due to the impact of air pollution on respiratory health and immune response.

Statistical Data:
A study published in the journal "Cardiovascular Research" in 2020 reported that even a small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 was associated with a significant increase in COVID-19 mortality rates.

-Source: Wu, X. et al. (2020). "Exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality in the United States: A nationwide cross-sectional study." Cardiovascular Research, 116(14).

In the LATAM region, challenges like a lack of awareness about air pollution's health risks, regulatory difficulties, climate change connections, and economic repercussions underscore the need for action. Informative campaigns drawing from health agencies, research institutions, and NGOs can enlighten communities about pollution's sources, health effects, and exposure prevention. Overcoming regulatory obstacles, fueled by insights from environmental agencies and global organizations, is crucial. Recognizing the intertwining of air quality and climate change, as highlighted by the IPCC, emphasizes the potential benefits of a comprehensive approach. Furthermore, addressing economic consequences supported by national and international studies can foster a collective commitment to ensuring healthier environments for all.

¿how can YOU help?

AQHIP is a transformative program that combines cutting-edge technology and human participation to capture real-time data from participants using the FCV Sentinel app. By analyzing Forced Cough Vocalization (FCV), the app provides an early warning system to monitor air quality and detect subtle changes in your vocal patterns, enabling rapid response and preventive health measures.

¿Why join AQHIP?


Your collaboration will help scientists and policy makers make informed decisions to improve air quality standards.


The FCV Sentinel app acts as your personal biometric sensor, alerting you to potential health issues related to changes in air quality.


AQHIP is a global initiative and your participation will contribute to a worldwide effort to create cleaner and healthier environments for all.

Follow-up that provides an early warning for users, achieving an excellent work environment.

FCV Sentinel is a threat-independent early warning system, based on RAIsonance's patented technology: Forced Cough Vocalization (FCV) analysis. This tool is designed to detect subtle changes that may be the result of exposure to a pathogen, chemical agent, or environmental toxin experienced by the user. These changes are reported as an FCV Impact Score, with higher numbers indicating little or no change. Lower numbers indicate noticeable differences that may warrant further attention. For businesses and organizations, aggregated data is presented on interactive dashboards in near real time and can be customized to track readiness by group, location, region, etc.


¡Joining AQHIP is simple and free! Just follow these steps:

  1. Visit our website and click the "Join AQHIP" button.
  2. Complete your information and create an account.
  3. Download the FCV Sentinel app for free from the link provided.
  4. Use the application to monitor air quality and detect possible health problems in your environment.

Privacy & Security:
At AQHIP, your privacy and security are of the utmost importance. Rest assured that your personal data will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. We promise to use your data for research purposes only and will never share your information without your consent.
¡Join AQHIP today!
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be a proactive advocate for your health and the environment. Download the FCV Sentinel app for free and join AQHIP in making a positive impact on the world around you. Together, let's lead the way to a healthier, cleaner, brighter future.
Currently, the FCV Sentinel app is available for download on iOS and Android devices. For any questions or assistance, please contact our support team at

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