PurpleAir Blog

  • Particulate Matter 101: What It Is And How Can You Control Its Effects

    What is Particulate Matter? This article addresses the definition of particulate matter, its types, and potential hazards on the human body.

  • Air Quality in Latin America: A Comprehensive Guide

    To better understand the causes, health risks, and what you can do about air quality in Latin America, we first need to look at the most recent data. Read on for the current research.
  • Why Are Winter Wildfires Increasing in Frequency?

    Warmer temperatures in July, August, and September used to pair with dry winds to constitute the fire season. But with the changing temperature trends across the globe, wildfires are no longer restricted to a specific season.
  • What to Know About India’s Crop Burning Season

    Every year, crop burning season drastically affects the air quality in India all across the country. Learn more about crop burning, why it's harmful to the environment, and what can we do to address the issues in our society.
  • Fetal Toxicity: How Particle Pollution Affects Pregnant Women

    It's no secret that particle pollution is bad for your health. But what you may not know is that it can also be harmful to pregnant women and a fetus as it develops. Learn more about the latest research here.
  • All You Need To Know About Dew Point And How It Differs From Humidity

    So, where does condensation come from? The science behind this process is in two words: dew point. This article aims to explain the dew point phenomenon, its measurement, the benefits of monitoring its levels, and how it differs from humidity.

  • NASA Study Finds A Decrease In Ship Tracks In 2020 – What Are The Possible Causes?

    Recently, NASA conducted a study and shared satellite observations and images from 2020, showing lesser-than-usual sulfur-containing tracks from the North Pacific to the Mediterranean.
  • Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution: Does it Affect Mortality?

    With global air quality reaching dangerous levels in many parts of the world, scientists and air quality specialists have begun closely studying the link between local air quality and public health. Recent findings suggest there may be a correlation between long-term exposure to air pollution and mortality rates. By looking at some case studies around the world, we can get a better idea of this relationship and whether we need to take caution around our exposure to airborne pollutants, such as Particulate Matter (PM2.5, PM10).