More people than ever are living in urban environments, where dirty air, noise and other pollution factors abound.
Large urban agglomerations inevitably lead to air pollution. But despite the significant impacts on human health, we still lack the necessary tools to tackle the issue at large.
Fortunately, there’s something you can do to improve air quality inside your own home. From intelligent air quality monitors creator, Awair comes the new Awair 2nd Edition. This is a device designed to help those suffering from allergies and breathing problems. But also families who want to eradicate dangerous pollutants from their lives.
Awair: know what’s in the air you breathe
Awair’s new solution can monitor five key air pollutants which can cause serious health issues. These include fine dust, chemical (Volatile Organic Compounds), CO2, humidity and temperature.
Although the design and basic feature set haven’t changed much from the previous version, the 2nd edition adds the ability to recognize and track fine dust (PM2.5). Fine dust particles do not just cause respiratory problems such as bronchial and asthmatic diseases, they also increase the chance of cerebrovascular diseases and certain cancers.
Fine dust particles are most commonly produced when fossil fuel is burned. But they are also created in homes due to smoking, cooking, burning candles and lighting open fires.
To keep you informed at all times, the monitor sports a LED display on the front which notifies users in real time about the quality of air in their home. Most importantly, it provides personalized solutions on how to keep pollutants’ levels down. The Awair monitor will also alert you of any potentially dangerous changes via a companion smartphone app.
What’s more, the new model also features a Sleep Report feature, to help you optimize your bedroom and get a better night’s sleep.
Other uses for the device including monitoring allergies and optimizing air quality in an infant’s room. Speaking of which, creator Ronald Ro was actually inspired to create the original Awair after his baby was found to be suffering from eczema.
The Awair 2nd edition is compatible with a number of smart platforms like Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest and other IFTTT smart devices. It’s available for purchase for $199 from the official www.getawair.com website.