Shining a Spotlight on EarthSense this Clean Air Day
According to the World Health Organisation, 91% of the world’s population live in areas where the air quality exceeds the safe limit. Poor air quality is a real threat to health even here in the UK; around 40,000 deaths per year can be linked to air pollution.
This Clean Air Day, we are pleased to announce our partnership with EarthSense, an air quality monitoring and modelling specialist, and the use of their MappAir API as part of our air quality reporting. MappAir is an air quality model which uses a range of data inputs including weather, traffic, and Zephyr® sensor data to provide hourly information regarding a range of pollutants including NO2, SO2 and particulate matter PM2.5 and PM10.
We are delighted to bring this solution to you via our online postcode checkers. All you need to do is input your full postcode to receive an onscreen breakdown of any pollutants in the area you live – we’ll also guide you through any potential harm to health these pollutants may cause.
Speaking about the partnership, our director of sales, Mike King said: “Access to advanced data provided by EarthSense helps us to raise awareness of what is currently a growing problem across many areas of the UK.
“The use of the MappAir pollution measurement means that we can support people who are most in need of our products from national right down to postcode level. Using this data allows us to inform our customers and provide guidance on solutions that can purify poor air in their homes and places of work, creating a cleaner and healthier environment.”
Let us know if you try the postcode checkers – we’d love to know your thoughts!