We‘re still months away from World Car-Free Day (September 22) but the topic came up early with a recent rejection of London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s plan to pedestrianise a large section of the ultra-busy Oxford street. Today, Oxford street’s terrible air quality breaches legal limits 80% of the time. In fact, since Jan 1, 2018, […]

Bike-friendly cities are on the rise: less pollution, increased active transportation, and smoother travel whether you’re on your bike or in your car—happy citizens all around! The city of Copenhagen, famous for its cycling, has had more bikes on the road than cars since 2017. But don’t forget Amsterdam when it comes to bicycle super-cities. […]

We all want the best for our kids and that goes double when it comes to their health. That’s why with each new story that emerges about the harmful effects of air pollution on children, more and more parents are scrambling to find out how to avoid bad air. Thankfully, there are some simple ways […]

For the urban cyclist, life in the big city moves pretty fast. We’re all busy people, and thinking about air quality exposure can feel like one task too many in an action-packed day. Seem like hard work? It doesn’t have to be. Here’s how to beat the smog with maximum efficiency. Making sure you breathe […]

Hong Kong residents have been warned to stay indoors as particulate matter (PM) pollution reaches unhealthy levels. Plume Labs reached out to Karl, a Hong Kong resident who runs a local kindergarten. He explained the school’s daily battle to make the invisible, visible. “Every year it’s the same in January and February,” Karl says. “It’s […]

It’s always time to look on the bright side! ☀️ Following air quality news can often be a bummer, so we think it’s important to keep on top of the good news too. All over the world, amazing projects and incredible campaigns help raise awareness of the issues and push for clean air for everyone. […]

It’s the world’s biggest consumer electronics show and Plume Labs was right in the thick of it. This year, we joined 16 other startups at CES 2018 as part of the Hardware Club Alley (Booth #51303-13) to showcase how hot consumer hardware is right now.  We hit the conference floor to talk Flow, our smart […]

A new year means a fresh start. At Plume Labs, it’s an opportunity to take stock and remind ourselves of why we set out on our mission to help everyone find clean air. Air quality is a truly global issue, and the first step towards beating the smog is making sure we know what we’re […]

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. So, potentially, is the air pollution. But did you know that air quality is just as important indoors as it is outdoors? We spend around 90% of our time inside, and during that time we aren’t necessarily breathing any better. In poorly ventilated areas, air quality can vary by […]

Never mind the 90s, when it comes to air pollution, the 50s are back. Yesterday marked 65 years since the Great London Smog, and the UN Environment Assembly commemorated the occasion by announcing their first ever international Smog Day as December 5th 2017. It’s a timely event, as December falls right in the middle of […]