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Blueair to launch smartphone app to help you measure air pollution

Blueair will harvest information from local air monitoring stations and deliver it directly to the app.

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Blueair will harvest information from local air monitoring stations and deliver it directly to the app. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)

In a bid to make people aware of the level of air pollution in India, Swedish air purifier maker Blueair will soon launch it’s first independent app for mobile phones which will enable it’s users to discover in real time the level of pollution in the air. This app is aimed at keeping about 377 million city-dwellers updated on their surroundings.

The app monitors the level of air pollution in cities such as Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai where there is a high risk of air pollution-related diseases by harvesting information from local air monitoring stations and delivering it directly to a mobile device for easy viewing.

Blueair is currently launching the App for iOS and will be available for Android phones within a week. “As the biggest global name in indoor air purifying, Blueair is committed to help people across India protect their own health and wellbeing by discovering the extent of air pollution before it becomes a risk– and then take precautionary steps,” said Vijay Kannan, head of Blueair India.

The app will update hourly and rank the pollution at a numeral range between 0-500, identifying categories ranging from ‘good’ to ‘hazardous’, and measuring the risk of pollution to human health. The Blueair app also determines the concentration of pollutants in the air. Other features of the app includes a detailed index of the levels of carbon monoxide, PM-2.5 fine particulates, ozone, and more.