This New App Measures The Pollution Levels In The Air Around You

Pollution levels can actually be measured in the area around you by a revolutionary new app


May 22 2019, Updated 7:35 a.m. ET

When it comes to healthy living, we all know that it's important to track our food, water, and exercise. What many of us forget, however, is to track the quality of our air. Thanks to a new app, in development by Sprimo, tracking the quality of the air around you can be as simple as plugging into your smartphone. 

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How does this work? Well, their product makes it pretty darn fool-proof. The Sprimo Personal Air Monitor is roughly the size of a key-chain, making it both discrete and sleek. You simply plug it into your smartphone and the app uses precision measurements of volatile organic components to better understand the air quality, temperature, and humidity in the space around you.

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These readings can be especially important if you're trying to determine which area you should live in, for example, as some parts of the country suffer from much worse air pollution than others. If you or a family member suffer from certain health issues, such as asthma, you may also find the tool useful in establishing possible air-related triggers. 

This app can also be useful if you suspect you're being exposed to smog, second-hand smoke, or other toxins that may impact your health via family members or neighbors.

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An awesome feature included in the app is the ability to "share" your results with other app users. This is a great way of building community, so people can check out a simple-to-use  map and see what people who actually live, or visit, that place report about the air quality. This can be useful if you're thinking about moving, or even taking a vacation.

Sprimo is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, which you can learn more about here


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