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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…
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Everything to know about Ozone (O3)

Ozone (O3), specifically at the ground level, is a common air pollutant recognized by many standard air quality guidelines, including the World Health Organization’s. At Breeze Technologies, ground-level ozone is among the many pollutants…
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How has air quality in Germany changed in the last 40 years?

Post-World War II in 1945 saw Germany divided into four zones by the Americans, the British, the French, and the Soviets. The western two-thirds of Germany, known as the Federal Republic of Germany (unofficially: FRG), consisted of the American,…
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Air pollution – How to convert between mg/m3, µg/m3 and ppm, ppb

When it comes to determining the concentration of air pollutants in the atmosphere, the units of measurement one would typically see are either mg/m3, µg/m3, ppm, or ppb. These are used in air quality thresholds and air quality indexes to help…
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How much does air pollution cost society?

Air pollution is Earth’s greatest environmental health threat, killing approximately 7 million worldwide every year. According to the WHO, 9 out of 10 people breathe air that exceeds their guidelines, with developing countries experiencing…
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Is air quality improving? A perspective on Germany, the EU, the United States and the rest of the world

The impact of poor air quality is well-documented and widely researched. While it is an ongoing issue that is currently being addressed through various legislations and guidelines all over the world, are our efforts actually clearing the air…
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How to measure air quality

The importance of monitoring air quality is evident in the impact pollutants have on human health, the environment, and the economy. By assessing the extent of air pollution through timely, accurate data, policies and standards can be enacted,…
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Why is air pollution a bigger topic in developing countries than in developed nations?

While it is undeniable that air pollution affects everyone, scientific studies, the news, and even international agencies make it seem as though it is more of a significant issue in developing countries than in developed ones. What is the basis…
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Wildfires and air pollution – How air quality sensing can help to quench wildfires

When talking about the sources of air pollution, we tend to think of man-made sources, such as transport and industry. However, the environment can be just as responsible for releasing foreign substances into the atmosphere. In this article,…
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Breeze Technologies and Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG cooperate to digitalize emissions monitoring

Hamburg/Markranstädt (Leipzig), Germany. The Hamburg-based startup Breeze Technologies and the medium-sized business Dr. Födisch Umweltmesstechnik AG from Markranstädter have announced their cooperation to develop the digital future of ambient…
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Why a fully-electric mobile future will not save air quality (alone)

Globally, transportation amounts to ~25% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. This, along with other emitted pollutants, translated to 385,000 deaths in 2015, resulting in $1 trillion USD in health damages. CO2 specifically is responsible…
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5 steps to make your city smarter with air quality data

Urban air pollution directly affects populations living in and around urban areas. Worldwide, 1.3 million people die every year from outdoor air pollution in urban areas. The benefits of managing this issue are endless: healthier citizens, a…