Environmental reports on the way!

Dear participants, we have started to send you the environmental reports. Let us explain a bit more about what they entail:

What data can you find?

  • Personal exposure to prenatal nitrogen dioxide (NO2) from environmental visits during the 1st and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
  • Personal exposure to postnatal NO2 from environmental visits at 6 and 18 months of age of your child.
  • Prenatal noise exposure, also from environmental visits during the 1st and/or 3rd trimester of pregnancy.

Each participant will be able to see the available data from the visits or measures in which they have participated.

In what format will we present the results to you?

  1. Firstly, you will be able to see the prenatal and postnatal personal exposure to NO2, expressed in µg/m3, for each environmental visit.
  2. Next, you will find a graph showing the distribution of postnatal NO2 exposure from all samples, with your concentrations marked. This way, you can compare the exposure of your children with that of the rest of the participants.
  3. Subsequently, noise will be presented with a highly visual graph showing the fluctuation of decibels throughout the measurement week.
  4. To conclude, you will find several explanatory and reference images to complement the report.

From the BiSC team, we are preparing this report with great care and affection, knowing that you have been waiting for it for a while. Ultimately, we are presenting you with your results, and we want you to receive them in the best possible way. That’s why the report preparation process involves a series of tasks and people worth mentioning.

On one hand, data collection is crucial, as if it is well done, everything that follows becomes easier. After being collected, these data must be carefully reviewed and undergo a cleaning and purification process to analyze them later. During this process, decisions must be made if any inconsistencies are found within the data.

Once we have clean data, we can proceed to perform the appropriate analyses and then extract results. When we have them, we can inform you and send you the information. However, before sending it, a review of the contact information of each participant is conducted, including the language in which you want to receive it.

From our side, we are very pleased that you can finally receive these reports, somehow rewarding your participation throughout the project process. Thank you very much for being there and continuing to be part of this great family that represents the BiSC project.

The post was written by Alex Morillas Tébar, data manager of the BiSC project.