Air Pollution in India
Sweden’s Blueair, which offers indoor air purification solutions, has launched a mobile app about air pollution for Indian users. According to the company, the app is designed to keep India’s 377 million city dwellers updated about the hazards of the air they are breathing.
Announced today, the Blueair mobile app provides Indian citizens concerned about their health the opportunity to discover in real time the level of pollution they are breathing.
The app monitors the level of air pollution in cities such as New Delhi, Chennai, and Mumbai, where there is a high risk of air pollution-related diseases. The app collects information from local air monitoring stations and delivers it directly to a mobile device.
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“Blueair is committed to help people across India protect their own health and wellbeing by discovering the extent of air pollution before it becomes a risk – and then take precautionary steps,” said Vijay Kannan, head of Blueair India.
Updated hourly, the Blueair app reveals real-time pollution levels in key metropolitan cities. The app ranks the pollution at a numeral range between 0-500, identifying categories ranging from ‘good’ to ‘hazardous’, and measuring the risk of pollution to human health. The Blueair app also determines the concentration of pollutants in the air.
According to the company, the air quality updates provided by the Blueair air quality app comprise a detailed index of the levels of carbon monoxide, PM-2.5 fine particulates, ozone, and more, in the air, which makes it easier for people suffering from asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems to take immediate precautions.
The Blueair app is available now for Apple smartphones, iPads and iPods as well as Android mobile devices.
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