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When Do You Have Air Quality and Health Problems?

When’s the worst time for air quality? What season is pollution at its poorest?

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 72Perhaps you believe it’s winter with the inversion layers keeping particulates in the air that you breathe into your lungs.

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.


Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 73Improving your air quality helps you immediately feel better and has long-term benefits like a longer life.

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.

Tools.Valarm.net Remote Monitoring Systems Water Air Quality Industrial IoT Monitor Sensors 71Here are a few examples:


So now what can we, YOU and I, do about it?

Tools.Valarm.net Industrial IoT Remote Monitoring Sensors Air Quality Fire Risk Weather Pollution Web DashboardsCities, government agencies, and other organizations are deploying more monitoring systems to remotely monitor our environment, especially air and water.

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?

Air Pollution Around Our World – How Do You Measure and Monitor An Air Quality Index?

Air quality pollution index remote monitoring Industrial IoT Internet of Things IIoT Sensors Devices Measure PM2.5 Ozone Ammonia Sulfur Dioxide Nitrous OxidesHow bad is your air quality getting to be? It’s clearly a problem in our world that’s getting more attention.

In Oslo, Norway, diesel cars and vehicles have been banned for days due to acute hazardous air pollution. And this write-up explains how all of northern India fails to meet basic air quality standards.

Air quality indexes and standards are based on what sensors measure in the environment. Gnarly gases and things like Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), Particulate Matter (PM2.5), Ozone (O3), Nitrous Oxides (NOx), Ammonia (NH3), and Sulfur Dioxide (SO2).

Why care? Would you believe that in Europe more people die each year from air quality problems than  from car, vehicle, and road traffic accidents? Sounds crazy to me, but this report explains to you how that’s true.

What can you do to help? Changes in society are will help. No one wants to be told what to do, but it’s mentioned in this article that you can help by eating less meat, driving less cars, taking public transit, and other things that may seem obvious. Lifestyle changes are difficult, yet walking more might help your health too.


  • air-quality-monitoring-3d-pollution-map-mapping-pm2-5-ozone-nitrous-oxides-sulfur-dioxide-so2-no2-nox-o3-pm1-pm10How does air pollution contribute to your air quality index?
  • How do your and your organizations know what your current air quality is?
  • What can be done to measure and monitor air quality?

Fortunately, Industrial Internet of Things / IoT sensor devices give you a cost-effective, affordable way to monitor air quality in many locations. Measurements happen in real-time and can be used for alerts, analysis, and predictions.

RemoteMonitoringAirQualityBoxMeasureAirPollutionIndex Sensors Industrial IoT PM2.5 VOCs Ozone Ammonia Nitrous OxidesHave a look at this air quality monitoring systems and solutions page with stories on how private, public, and government agencies like Air Quality Management District / AQMD in California effectively monitor air quality.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to me at Info@Valarm.net about how we can work together to monitor air quality and make our world cleaner and safer.

You And Your Family’s Health and Death Caused By Pollution And Bad Air Quality In Your Community?

Air Quality Exposures, Dangers, & Risks

Could you and your family be at risk for early death due to air quality?

air-quality-monitor-pollution-pm2-5-gases-ozone-nitrogen-oxides-airquality-monitoranythinganywhere-comA recent European Environment Agency, EEA, stated that Italy and the United Kingdom have the highest estimated early deaths caused by poor air quality.

Your health is harmed by air quality factors like:

  • NO2 – Nitrogen dioxide
  • PM2.5 – Fine particulate matter
  • O3 – Ozone

The EEA report analyzed air quality information over a 14 year period, from the year 2000 – 2014.

Harmful things like NOaffect your respiratory system. Bad air quality hurts your health and cuts your life short.

Over 7 million people die every year as a result of illnesses from pollution.

See the full story here on the recent EU air quality study. You’ll be surprised at how damaging your environment can be if you’re in an area with bad air quality.


What will you do about it?

Each day air quality will become a bigger focus for communities around the world. Here are a few ideas for you to help you, your family, and your community’s health:

What are your ideas? Tell me and let’s work together to help out.