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Lichens as an Indicator of Air Quality

Indicator species are organisms that provide information on the condition of their environment. Lichens are one such example, and have been used by scientists for the purpose of determining the air quality in a given area. Read on to find out…

Carbon accounting: CO2-equivalents are the new CO2 footprint

A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that can be attributed to an entity, whether that be an individual, an item, an activity, a building, a corporation, or a country. This allows us to…
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Everything to know about Black Carbon (BC)

Black carbon (BC), also known as soot, is a component of particulate matter (PM2.5) that affects human health and contributes to climate change. While we at Breeze Technologies don’t measure for black carbon specifically, PM2.5 is one of the…
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Everything to know about Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are a group of organic chemical substances emitted into the air from various products and processes in both indoor and outdoor environments. Despite them not being included in many standard air quality guidelines,…
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Traffic & Air Quality – The Influence of Mobility on Urban Air Pollution

Air pollution is the greatest environmental health risk, killing approximately 7 million worldwide every year. Ambient air pollution accounts for 4.2 million of those deaths, of which traffic and mobility are a major source. Global transport…
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Not all particulate matter is equal – why some particulates are more dangerous than others

Particulate matter (PM) is an air pollutant composed of tiny solid and liquid particles. Primary particulate matter is emitted from a direct source, while secondary particulate matter is formed as a result of chemical and physical reactions…
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How much air pollution do rocket launches cause?

The billionaire space race has been a hot topic lately. Richard Branson of the Virgin Group went to space on July 11, 2021. Jeff Bezos of Amazon followed soon after on July 20, 2021. Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX plans on travelling sometime…
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Breeze Technologies selected for long-term deployment of wildfire and air quality sensors by US Department of Homeland Security S&T

Washington and Hamburg. After previous laboratory and field tests of Breeze's air quality sensors and its connected wildfire detection capabilities, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has…
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Everything to know about Particulate Matter (PM)

Particulate matter (PM) is a common air pollutant harmful to human health that is recognized for monitoring and mitigating by the World Health Organization and Breeze Technologies. Read on to find out more. What is particulate matter? Particulate…
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Breeze Technologies at the 17th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection

From 21 – 23 September 2021, Duisburg was host for the International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE) and the Suppression Detection and Research and Application Conference (SUPDET). The 17th iteration of the conferences was organized…
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German Ministry for Transportation and Infrastructure supports real-time air quality data

The following press release is only available in German: Projektauftakt von InterLuft – mit smarten Algorithmen die Luftqualität bestimmen Hamburg, 28.09.2021. Das Hamburger Start-up Breeze Technologies wird bei der Entwicklung von Algorithmen…
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The new 2021 WHO air quality guideline limits

The World Health Organization (WHO) has tightened its air quality guidelines on Wednesday, 22 September 2021. This was the WHO's first adjustment of its recommendations on particulate matter, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and carbon…