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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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Where does smog get its colour from?

We all know that the reddish-brown haze that hangs over our cities signals poor air pollution from smog. But where and why does this phenomenon occur? Read on to find out. What is smog? Smog is a type of air pollution that reduces visibility.…
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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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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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Sahara Dust In Central Europa – What Our Sensor Networks Are Saying

A dust cloud from the Sahara desert has been occupying the media in Germany and the rest of Europe for over a week. To find out more, the environmental scientists at Breeze Technologies took a closer look at the readings from our air quality…
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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…
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The health impact of specific air pollutants

We breathe 15,000 litres of air every day. Apart from the oxygen (O2) and nitrogen (N2) essential for survival, the atmosphere also consists of many harmful foreign substances. When detectable, they are considered to be air pollution. Air pollution…