Today marks the sixth #NationalCleanAirDay
Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. It’s a public health crisis, happening right now. So much so, the World Health Organization has significantly reduced their air quality guidelines to save millions of lives from air pollution.
With the growing weight of scientific evidence of the health impacts of dirty air, Global Action Plan’s Clear Air Day is about raising awareness of the issue and, quite literally, taking small steps to make a difference.
Air pollution dirties every organ in your body. Take steps to improve your health and the planet this Clean Air Day.
According to their research, a quarter of journeys in England are under one mile, so walking, instead of taking the car, can make a big difference.
There are some fantastic free resources available on their website to learn more about your air pollution footprint and ways to reduce it.
Positive initiatives like these show that, as The Global Action Plan says, “there is hope, simple actions do have a positive impact on our health and our communities”.
The problem with air pollution is that current information about air quality is vague at best or simply unavailable.
In other areas of our wellbeing, measurement motivates and inspires us to improve or continue what we’re doing. To keep an eye on our weight, we can look at our BMI or make food choices based on calorific values or fat content. Just as we set exercise goals to be faster or stronger, we need measurement to show progress.
At AirScape, we firmly believe that air quality information should be accessible for everyone in the community. For the first time ever, we want to put actionable air quality information into the hands of the community for the good of the community.
AirScape’s radical new approach to measuring urban air quality can provide the visibility and insight to make effective decisions. Being able to see the actual level of dirty air, from one street to the next, in real time, enables everyone to see how they have a positive impact on our health and communities.
Whether it’s individual quality-of-life actions or clean air policies and regulation, reaching WHO air quality standards is impossible without doing a great job of diagnosing pollution sources in cities. Only then can we all take steps to manage and care for those most affected.
Contact us now to be part of the air quality revolution.