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.
- How 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.
Have 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.