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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]