PurpleAir Blog | Making Air Quality Accessible For All

  • Indoor Air Care Month: The History & How You Can Celebrate

    February is Indoor Air Care Month, so we’re sharing ways you can get involved and start caring more about your air quality.
  • Meet Adrian Dybwad from PurpleAir at the Citizen Science Talk

    Learn more about what we do at PurpleAir and how we’re helping contribute to community science through the Citizen Science Talk. 
  • Eunice Foote: How One Early American Scientist Contributed to Climate Research

    Have you heard of Eunice Foote? Learn about her contributions as a climate scientist and how you can too.
  • How to Check the Air Quality Around the World with this Community Project

    From Portugal to Senegal, we’re going around the world with this community project today. Learn about this community project monitoring air quality around the world in 80 days and how you can get involved.

  • 11 Air Quality Myths Debunked

    Is your air conditioner making your air quality better or worse? In today’s blog, we'll debunk these 11 common air quality myths so you can stay informed. 
  • How this Community in Alaska is Focused on Air Quality with PurpleAir Monitors

    For decades, this Alaskan community has been working hard to protect their communities and wildlife from harmful substances. Learn about how this non-profit organization is working to protect the air quality of Alaskan communities with the latest technology. 
  • Asbestos: What It Is and What You Need to Know

    Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that was once commonly used in building materials. It is now known to cause serious health problems, so it is vital to be aware of it and take steps to avoid exposure. This article will discuss what asbestos is, where it can be found, and the health risks associated with it.
  • Bangladesh Air Quality Fact Sheet 2021

    Bangladesh is currently the world’s most polluted country, with air quality at levels that are dangerously low for human health. With its streets full of pollutant-heavy activities, such as industrial factories, dust burning, and mega project sites, residents in cities such as Dhaka are feeling the burden by having to face unprecedented levels of air pollution.
  • United Kingdom Air Quality Fact Sheet

    The UK is one of the few places in the world that has been successfully decreasing overall levels of air pollution over recent years. In the past decade alone, the country has effectively cut its SO2 gas emissions by almost half. In 2019, the total emissions were nearly 300Gg less than in 20102.
  • India Air Quality Fact Sheet 2021

    India’s growth in recent decades has resulted in an exponential increase in the number of vehicles and industrial factories emitting pollutants into the atmosphere. As a result, the air quality has been worsening, with big cities seeing some of the highest levels of air pollution in the world. Particulate Matter (PM) concentrations have increased over the past decade and have since become a grave health concern for millions in the country.
  • Long-term Exposure to Air Pollution: Does it Affect Mortality?

    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).
  • China Air Quality Fact Sheet 2021

    The past two decades of industrial expansion in China have resulted in an exponential increase in air pollution, decreasing the nation’s air quality. Learn how these recent spikes have resulted in health concerns that have subsequently decreased the average life expectancy for residents.