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 […]

Fourth of July 🇺🇸, Canada Day 🇨🇦, Bastille Day 🇫🇷… seems like half the world is out celebrating this month! And where there’s a festival, there are fireworks. Not to be a killjoy, but pollution can come from unlikely places. So how badly do fireworks affect air quality? 🎆 Our in-house Atmospheric Scientist ran the […]

The air we breathe is made up of 99% oxygen and nitrogen but also of natural and human-induced pollutants, that may have a short or long-term impact on our health. Get an insight into the main air pollutants! Continue reading

Last week in “The Science Behind Plume Labs – The Art of Measuring Air Pollution” we explained how we collect and analyze data from local air quality monitoring networks, and how we make sure you get accurate data. Today we unveil the second episode of “The Science Behind Plume Labs”: Predicting Air Pollution — Predicting […]

  Particulate matter, PM 10, PM 2.5, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, indoor pollution, outdoor pollution, etc.: not easy to make sense of it all. Air pollution is a complex problem, hardly visible, sometimes counterintuitive. Did you know for instance that car drivers are exposed to more than twice the amount of air pollution than pedestrians, and […]