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 […]