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. […]

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 […]

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 […]