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The direct economic impact of improving air quality

Air pollution not only affects human health, but also the economy. Effective clean air actions sanctioned by governments have been found to improve individual health and productivity, thus providing clear economic benefits. How air pollution…
History of air quality measurement
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The history of air quality measurement and legislation

Air quality has long been a historical issue, reaching back as far as the Roman times. It is only after a series of serious smog incidents that authorities finally took action, starting first with the curbing of emissions.
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Breeze Technologies und Proximi.io bringen luftdatenbasierte Navigation auf das Smartphone

Hamburg und Helsinki. Das deutsche Startup Breeze Technologies hat eine strategische Partnerschaft mit dem finnischen Anbieter für Positionierungstechnologie Proximi.io angekündigt, um zukünftig luftdatenbasiertes Routing in Europa zu ermöglichen.…

Air pollution trends across the seasons

While air pollution is an issue all year round, different seasons see an increase in certain pollutants due to various factors such as temperature, climate, and human activities. Read on to find out more. Spring Ammonia (NH3) concentrations…
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The link between air pollution and climate change

There is a clear connection between poor air quality and climate change. Air pollutants and greenhouse gases are often emitted at the same time, and many air pollutants have direct or indirect climate effects. By reducing air pollution, we preserve…

The link between COVID-19 mortality and air pollution

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution is responsible for 7 million deaths per year. While poor air quality has been linked to various health issues such as heart disease and respiratory infections, recent studies have…
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How we calculate our air quality index and why we need it

When it comes to measuring air pollution, raw data is hard to understand. This is why air quality indexes are created. An air quality index (AQI) translates numerical data into a descriptive rating scale and makes it easier for citizens of…
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10 things you can do to improve air quality in your city

Air pollution is an environmental issue that affects everyone. Here’s how you can do your part in clearing the air. Use public transportation Public buses, trams, subways, and trains are not only more affordable than…
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The connection between air quality and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are a blueprint for achieving a better future for the people and the planet. Air quality and air pollution are included in many of the individual targets. Globally, cities and companies are…
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Major air pollutants, their impact and sources

When talking about air quality, we commonly mean the levels of different pollutants in our air. Major air pollutants include carbon monoxide (CO), ammonia (NH3), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), ozone (O3), particulate matter (PM),…
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Luftqualität in Hamburg während des Corona-Kontaktverbotes

Geschlossene Geschäfte, Versammlungsverbot, Home Office - aufgrund der aktuellen Corona-Krise sind deutlich weniger Menschen unterwegs als noch vor ein oder zwei Wochen. Dass sich die reduzierte individuelle Mobilität auch auf die Luftqualität…
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AQWidget - Breeze Technologies entwickelt Open Source-Luftqualitäts-Widget für JRC der Europäischen Kommission

Für effektive Luftreinhaltemaßnahmen und besonders für ihre gesellschaftliche Akzeptanz ist es unerlässlich, der Bevölkerung verständliche Luftqualitätsdaten zur Verfügung zu stellen. Bürgerinnen und Bürger müssen in der Lage sein…