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Outdoor Air Quality

Last updated: January 22, 2017

What Does Outdoor Air Quality Mean?

Outdoor air quality is a measure of the impact on the atmosphere of outdoor air pollution. Outdoor air quality may be affected by car exhaust, emissions from factory smoke stacks, and road dust. Pollen in the atmosphere also contributes to a reduction in outdoor air quality. A range of instruments are available for measuring outdoor air quality using sensor based instruments.

Safeopedia Explains Outdoor Air Quality

Individuals can reduce the impact of diminished outdoor air quality by monitoring the air quality index on their local weather report and adjusting their outdoor activities accordingly. Outdoor pollutants can cause irritability to the lungs, leading to whole raft of health problems, throat aggravation and itchy eyes. Outdoor pollutants can also aggravate asthma and hayfever.

Sensor based outdoor air quality monitoring devices allow for ambient pollution measurement on work sites, allowing businesses to meet safety regulations and keep the community safe.


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