Real-time Personal Air Pollution Monitor


This Device Knows How Air Pollution Is Affecting You Right Now(Co.Exist)

Also discussed here: (7 min video)


And here: My Air, My Health Challenge
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Health and Human Service)

Today we review a report on an air quality monitor that can be worn around the neck, showing the state of air pollution which the wearer is exposed to during a day, taking into account breathing frequency and relative pollutant concentration, shown on a real-time electronic display- all for a cost estimated at around $150. The invention recently won top prize from the “My Air, My Health Challenge“, conducted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.
Aq sensor

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One Response

  1. “With people wearing these new data-collecting devices, researchers will be able to see and understand the relationships between varying levels of air pollutants and individual health responses in real time. This is a big step toward treating and, more importantly, preventing disease and illness.”Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D.,Director, NIEHS.

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