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 […]

The party’s nearly over. COP23, the 23rd UNFCCC Conference of the Parties, wraps up this week in Bonn. Emphasis has been on ensuring that nations ratifying the Paris Climate Agreement can meet standards limiting global warming to 2 degrees celsius—but air quality issues were also on the table. Fiji assumed presidency of the conference this […]

Those in the know can lower their exposure. To understand air pollution, you need to know what you breathe over time. The latest update to the Plume Air Report—the now worldwide air quality forecasting app—is designed with actionable information in mind, to help you beat smog in every city on Earth. Some air pollution sources […]

Air pollution knows no borders. Now, neither do we. The latest update to the Plume Air Report extends our geographical coverage to every city on Earth. This means we’re bringing pollution data to whole continents that don’t have ample open access data from air quality monitoring stations. Before the latest update, we only had two […]

There’s a big change in the air. For three years, Plume Labs has relied on publicly accessible air quality monitoring stations to build up our database of global air pollution. Using this method, we covered over 430 cities in 65 countries around the world. Enter the all new Plume Air Report with global coverage. Thanks […]

So you’ve just downloaded the Plume Air Report. Great! Time to learn more about how to get the data you need to simply and easily lower your exposure to air pollution. 😎 The air pollution data used in the Plume Air Report is provided by environmental monitoring networks run by local and national governments around […]

What is air pollution? It sounds pretty straightforward… but it’s surprisingly complex!   We’ve all felt the negative effects of air pollution: whether it’s breathing in that sickly-sweet odor of hot asphalt, a hacking cough as you get out of the subway, or itchy eyes when you stop at a red light. But how polluted […]

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia brought hurricane-force winds to the British Isles when the storm made landfall in Ireland on Monday, October 16. As the Met Office warned of a “potential danger to life,” three fatalities were reported across the country. Those in the path of the storm experienced its full devastation. However, as Ophelia […]

In the early morning of October 9 2017, a series of fatal wildfires broke out across Northern California’s wine country. High winds and dry weather exacerbated the spread of the flames throughout the day, killing at least 17 people and evacuating more than 20,000. Wildfires have a devastating effect on the areas they strike, as […]

We live with air pollution every day. Constantly changing over time and space, it’s almost impossible to avoid. Until now. After 3 years of R&D and design and an extensive beta test, Flow, the smart air quality tracker from Plume Labs, is available for pre-orders! The smart air quality tracker Flow and its companion app […]