When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?
Or perhaps summer with the ozone sticking around from high heat. Maybe it’s spring with all of the pollen, dust, and other allergens getting blown around.
In the end, it depends on where you and your family live, but air quality issues are becoming more common all year round. What’s goin’ on?
New research suggests that plants are a big part of air pollution when it’s really hot outside. Don’t we want trees and plants to clean the air. It’s pretty surprising that during heat waves plants emit more chemicals that react and form ozone.
Of course there are lots of other sources for poor air quality like food choices since every action has a cost. And cities like Salt Lake City, Utah, are taking steps to improve urban air quality. This includes better transportation alternatives, like electric or natural gas, and switching refineries to different fuels.
According to this MIT study, air pollution in China causes thousands of death every day, millions per year.
Poor air quality contributes to an early death from things like cancers and heart, lung, and stroke disorders.
A lot of the fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3) in our lungs is due to transportation vehicles and exhausts.
Is air quality worse than it’s been in previous years, or are we just more aware of it now?
Environmental protection agencies are issuing more air quality alerts all over the US.
So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?
With today’s technologies like Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) sensors, it’s easier and more cost-effective to measure our environment than ever before.
And this means less toxins and safer environments for all of us. Do you want better health for you and your family?