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What's the problem with low-cost air quality sensors?

As air pollution worldwide continues to invade the precious air that we breathe, we don’t just simply face the inconvenience of smoggy skies and heavy air. It is a serious health risk, and especially problematic for those who already suffer from heart and lung disease.

The number of people worldwide that live in polluted urban centers that exceed the WHO's acceptable standard of air quality is shockingly over 80%.

One of the most concerning aspects of air pollution is that its presence is not always visible to the human eye, yet we cannot close our eyes to its devastating health impact. Short-term and long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung disease, premature death and leads to more asthma attacks. Fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) and ozone are the two main culprits that pose health hazards. As the emphasis on global dangers of this air pollution continues to grow, so do the number of low-cost air sensors in an attempt to protect us from the poisonous air that we breathe.

The Rise in Low-Cost Air Quality Sensors

The urgency to manufacture low-cost air quality sensors is widespread--from stationary to portable ones.

At a basic level, low-cost air quality sensors can provide air quality monitoring, but without the ability to conduct in-depth air quality data analysis, and advanced QA, the accuracy of the pollutant readings cannot be relied upon completely.

There is also no guarantee that they can decipher between the types of air pollutants, which is just as critical as having the ability to provide the accurate levels of each air pollutant.
Low cost air quality sensors help bring awareness to the real need for air quality monitoring, but unfortunately, they lack advanced technology to provide accurate readings in real time.

 

How BreezoMeter Sensor Solution Can Help

BreezoMeter technology fills the void that is missing in low-cost air quality sensors by using big data analytics together with advanced algorithms to provide accurate air quality analysis and real-time results for air quality sensors. Through calibration, advanced QA, ongoing monitoring and air quality data analysis, BreezoMeter provides the technology to ensure sensor accuracy that is necessary to produce valuable results and feedback in real time, especially since the weather frequently changes, which in turn impacts air quality.

This accurate air quality data analysis is just half of the equation: BreezoMeter takes the data and offers comprehensive advice and recommendations based on current, real-time pollution levels in the area. Depending on the level of air pollution, recommendations may include closing the window if you are inside, avoiding physical activities if you are outside, suggesting only moderate exercise outside, or a recommended maximum length of time to remain outdoors.

BreezoMeter’s technology is ideal for governments and municipalities for urban planning for example, for companies that manufacture outdoor low-cost sensors, or for manufacturers of indoor home air quality sensors that wish to have an integrated air quality sensor as a complete product to offer consumers.
Since low-cost air quality sensors are limited, BreezoMeter’s advanced technology can help improve sensor accuracy for air quality sensors and help the world breathe easier, as people receive accurate and reliable information needed to avoid pollutants.

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