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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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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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Die neuen WHO-Leitlinien für Luftqualität (2021)

Die Weltgesundheitsorganisation (WHO) hat am 22. September 2021 ihre geltenden Empfehlungen zur urbanen Luftqualität angepasst und die empfohlenen Grenzwerte massiv verschärft. Die letzte Anpassung der WHO-Empfehlungen für die Luftbelastung…
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How Disneyland reduced the emissions from their fireworks

Disneyland, “The Happiest Place on Earth”, is renowned for its brilliant firework shows that run almost nightly year-round. As beautiful as they are, however, fireworks are notorious air polluters. Disneyland has received numerous smoke…
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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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Everything to know about Ammonia (NH3)

Ammonia (NH3) is a common air pollutant. Despite it not being included in many standard air quality guidelines, such as the World Health Organization’s, we at Breeze Technologies consider it vital to be monitored. Our sensors are thus calibrated…
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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…