KNOW THE AIR
WE BREATHE DAILY.
IN REAL TIME, ANYWHERE IN OUR CITY.
A complete solution for real-time air quality monitoring, with calibrated sensors and long-term accuracy
WE DESERVE TO KNOW REAL AIR QUALITY DATA
It is equally important to measure air quality on a busy boulevard, but also in parks or botanical gardens. Definitely we have to measure air near universities and schools, but also in highly developed industrial areas or residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. This is the only way we can see the big picture.
Everything is possible if air quality monitoring networks are extended to the rest of the country, both in developed cities and in rural areas or smaller cities. But there is the need to invest in a hybrid structure for locating air quality monitoring sensors: high-precision sensors from citizen science networks in addition to the existing stations from the national monitoring network.
AIR QUALITY IS IMPORTANT
Air pollution significantly influences human health.
It is already known that the most affected population is within the cities, which is exposed daily to emissions of air pollutants, however other regions are also affected. We are exposed daily to emissions of air pollutants, including suspended particles PM2.5 and PM1, a phenomenon visible inside our houses, where more and more dust is collected.
These fine solid and liquid particles are suspended in the air and come mainly from industrial activities, transport, construction, or home heating.
The direct harmful effects on human health are confirmed by unfortunate statistics, according to which 25,000 Romanians die prematurely, every year, from causes associated with air polluted with PM2.5, according to the European Environment Agency.
KNOWING AIR QUALITY DATA MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Checking real-time air quality data is helpful when taking immediate action.
It is necessary to monitor the standards accepted by the legislation in force and to constantly follow the alert thresholds in case the limit values are exceeded. Only correct and concrete actions implemented in time can contribute to reducing this phenomenon. We can reduce the risk of many respiratory, lung or other diseases caused by air pollution.
For the highest possible accuracy of the results, it is necessary that the data from the sensors cover a representative geographical area and that the measurements made are provided by metrologically certified methods.
Let’s not underestimate the level of air pollution. There are many places that have not yet been evaluated, which are not covered by the existing air monitoring network, but which can be a source of contaminant particles.