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Air Pollution: Now Get Real-time Air Quality Update on Twitter With #Breathe

Debashis Sarkar | News18.com @SarkDeb

First published: November 29, 2016, 6:55 PM IST | Updated: November 29, 2016
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Air Pollution: Now Get Real-time Air Quality Update on Twitter With #Breathe
To know the air quality and PM2.5 metrics around the area where you stay, just tweet #Breathe followed by the name of your area. (Image: #Breathe)

Blueair has partnered IndiaSpend to offer real-time air quality monitoring public service on Twitter. To know the air quality and PM2.5 metrics around the area where you stay, just tweet #Breathe followed by the name of your area. For example, tweet #Breathe CR Park or #Breathe Patel Nagar to get the real time air quality of the area.

A notification will be sent on Twitter informing of the pollution level in the form of an infographic card - comprising air quality levels , air quality index, reading of PM2.5 and PM10, along with the possible impact this air quality will have on health.

The #Breathe service runs on India’s first, low-cost network of air quality sensors.

The service aims not only to increase public awareness about rising levels of air pollution and its adverse health effects but also to give free live air pollution data to everyone.

“People frequently discuss rising pollution levels, but they do not a have quick and easy way to get live updates of air quality in their neighbourhood or a town they are about to visit. Thanks to this initiative, Blueair is providing vital health information with a simple tweet that allows people to make better lifestyle decisions”, said Girish Bapat, Blueair Director, South and West Asia.

By tweeting #Breathe, people can monitor the air quality they breathe across 17 cities using 75 monitoring stations. Over the next year, the service will add 10 more cities.

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