Something in the Air

The Airway Cells and Air Pollution (ACAP) study investigated the impact of air pollution on immune cells within children’s lungs by combining research with school workshops.

This short film, created by Centre of the Cell, invites you to take an exclusive look into the Blizard Institute as our scientists* examine the clinical samples generously volunteered by over 400 school children across London.

You will journey from lungs to laboratories, peer into microscopes to spot carbon in white blood cells, track air pollution levels across the City, and deliberate over DNA.

*staff from Centre of the Cell take on the role of scientists.