Tag Archive for: air quality monitoring

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How to measure pollen

Pollen exposure is one cause of asthma attacks for people prone to them. Breathing in pollen can also cause certain other respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, congestion, and a runny nose. Climate changing is constantly shifting pollen levels,…
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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…
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3 truths every business owner needs to know about indoor air quality (IAQ)

Indoor air quality (IAQ) not only affects employee health, but also productivity. This, in turn, can affect the success of your business! Here’s all you need to know about the impact of indoor air quality on your employees and how to manage…
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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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The difference between emissions and ambient emissions (“immission”)

The term “emission” is commonly used to describe the releasing of pollutants into the atmosphere. Recently, however, a new, similar term has appeared in the air pollution lexicon: “immission”. What exactly is “immission”? How is…
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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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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…
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What is particulate matter composed of?

Particulate matter (PM) is an air pollutant composed of tiny solid and liquid particles. But what exactly are these particles? Read on to find out. What is particulate matter? Particulate matter is classified by the size of its particles.…
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Headaches at work? The Sick Building Syndrome could be the reason

The “sick building syndrome” is an illness caused by poor indoor air quality, where occupants experience discomfort due to spending time in particular rooms or buildings. Read on to find out more about this phenomenon. What are the…
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Breeze Technologies’ Environmental Intelligence Cloud now includes satellite-based air quality datasets

Hamburg, Germany. Starting today, Breeze Technologies is making satellite data available through their Environmental Intelligence Cloud, a cloud-based analytics platform that aggregates and analyses air quality data from thousands of sources…
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Copernicus and air quality: The Sentinel-5P instrument

Copernicus, previously known as Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (GMES), is the European Union’s Earth observation (EO) programme. It is served by a set of dedicated satellites from the Sentinel family developed by the European…
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What effect did the German fireworks ban have on air quality on New Year’s Eve 2020?

One year ago we analysed the particulate matter concentrations caused by fireworks on New Year's Eve in the city of Hamburg, and their effect on overall air quality. This time around, the sale of fireworks was prohibited due to the Coronavirus…