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3 Types of Air Pollution Sensors. Which One Should You Choose?

Are you wondering how to monitor the quality of air around you? Would you like to discover various types of air pollution sensors? Check our entry and select solutions tailored to your needs!

What is smog?

The term smog is derived from the combination of the words smoke and fog. Although it creates a kind of layer that protects us against harmful UV radiation, it can be extremely dangerous for health.

Some people associate smog only with plants and industrial areas, however, today it’s present everywhere, especially during winter and autumn months when the car traffic increases drastically, and we use various materials to heat our homes.

Air pollution impact on health

As mentioned above, smog can have a tremendous impact on our health, as it contributes to the development of serious conditions such as:

  • respiratory and circulatory problems,
  • asthma,
  • allergies,
  • nausea,
  • difficulties with concentration,
  • heart attacks,
  • miscarriages,
  • problems with concentration,
  • allergies,
  • nausea,
  • cancer,
  • or even death.

Therefore, it’s worth using special sensors that allow us to make informed decisions and minimise our exposure to harmful substances.

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3 types of air pollution sensors offered by Airly

Airly offers three types of air pollution sensors that will help you monitor selected air parameters:

  1. Airly PM – it measures PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 10 parameters as well as temperature, humidity, and pressure.
  2. Airly PM+GAS type 1 – it measures PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 10, NO2, O3, pressure, humidity, and temperature.
  3. Airly PM+GAS type 2 – it measures PM 1, PM 2.5, PM 10, SO2, CO, humidity, pressure, and temperature.

As you can see, available variants differ in terms of monitored parameters, therefore, to make the right decision, analyse your surrounding, and decide if given functionalities come in handy in your case.

The takeaway

Smog can be extremely dangerous for health. For this reason, it’s worth using available solutions such as air quality app, maps, and sensors to analyse the situation, and avoid outdoor activities when the air quality isn’t satisfactory.

Want to explore the subject in detail? Check out our article Particulate matter: what is PM10 and what is PM2.5? Atmospheric aerosols to learn more!

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