December 1, 2016
Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences Richard Peltier writes for the website The Conversation about the growing use of do-it-yourself air pollution sensors. He says the market for these devices is growing but it’s not always clear what they are measuring or if they are being properly used. Peltier predicts the use of these air sensors will increase over time and says they are particularly useful in developing parts of the world where pollution is a growing problem.
"Use of DIY air sensors will continue to grow as people around the world learn more about the health risks of air pollution. The key is to make sure they work as reliably as possible," he writes. "By expanding sound research measurements, we can continue to educate the public on the risks of air pollution, and to lobby for better protection from this hazard in a more informed way."