Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters

Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters

The young country of Kosovo has emerged as one of Europe’s worst polluters. Its reliance on the dirtiest form of coal means it has some of Europe’s worst air quality, and this pollution drifts beyond its borders into neighbouring Balkan countries, the European Union and beyond.

BlogSeptember 3, 2019Louise W
Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters
BlogSeptember 3, 2019Louise W

Tiny Kosovo is one of Europe’s big polluters

The young country of Kosovo has emerged as one of Europe’s worst polluters. Its reliance on the dirtiest form of coal means it has some of Europe’s worst air quality, and this pollution drifts beyond its borders into neighbouring Balkan countries, the European Union and beyond.

Be part of our mission to enable everyone to have access to accurate, real-time air quality data
BlogJuly 11, 2019AirVisual Team

Be part of our mission to enable everyone to have access to accurate, real-time air quality data

The IQAir AirVisual Pro is designed to help accelerate our journey to a world where everyone knows what they breathe. An unprecedented high accuracy - yet accessible - air monitor, the Pro's outdoor PM2.5 readings can be broadcast to the global map, putting reliable data within reach of communities anywhere. All new data points added bring us one step closer to safer breathing, and ultimately tackling global air pollution.

Revealing the Invisible: Tim in Orpington, UK
BlogJuly 9, 2019Kelsey D.

Revealing the Invisible: Tim in Orpington, UK

Tim Webb captures a startling pollution event involving 11 buses and a blazing fire. While luckily no one was directly injured from the incident, his publically deployed AirVisual Pro paints a picture of the environmental effect and short-term impact on breathing, previously unknown.

Revealing the Invisible: People in Need in Mongolia
BlogJuly 4, 2019People In Need

Revealing the Invisible: People in Need in Mongolia

For the first time, Mongolians living in cities outside the capital, Ulaanbaatar, can know what their air quality is like thanks to a national monitoring network set up by “People in Need,” a humanitarian response NGO. Here the NGO shares its top 10 tips for breathing safely in Mongolia and elsewhere

This Earth Day, join the movement for a cleaner planet! Become a public air pollution data contributor
BlogApril 22, 2019AirVisual

This Earth Day, join the movement for a cleaner planet! Become a public air pollution data contributor

IQAir AirVisual's crowdsourced monitoring network has achieved some incredible victories in exposing air pollution in new communities around the world. In the past year, citizen air monitoring networks expanded hugely across different regions, from Kabul to Kuwait, Côte d’Ivoire to Qatar, and beyond. But the journey isn’t over yet! See how you can get involved by adding your community to the map

Revealing the invisible: Kym in Hawaii, USA
BlogApril 19, 2019Kelsey D.

Revealing the invisible: Kym in Hawaii, USA

Consistent volcanic activity from Mt. Kīlauea has frequently hung a black cloud over the idyllic Hawaii Island, Hawaii. While residents have become accustomed to the frequent spells of air pollution, there was little qualification of the smog and understanding of the associated health implications - that is, until residents took matters into their own hands, measuring air quality with locally deployed AirVisual Pro monitors.

AirVisual launches groundbreaking report and interactive web ranking in review of 2018’s global air quality status
BlogMarch 5, 2019AirVisual

AirVisual launches groundbreaking report and interactive web ranking in review of 2018’s global air quality status

Latest air quality data for 2018 reveals that the majority of the world breathes unsafe air, far exceeding WHO air quality guidelines - while also highlighting an unequal distribution of PM2.5 pollution and availability of monitoring stations.

Revealing the invisible: Igor in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
BlogDecember 6, 2018Kelsey D.

Revealing the invisible: Igor in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Igor Shpeht unites a community of concerned residents in Krasnoyarsk by creating a local platform to access air quality data and advisories - previously unknown. Equipped with data from publicly contributed AirVisual Pros and a growing community of aware citizens, he hopes to fight government complacency on the issue.

City dwellers beware - here’s what’s hiding in your air
BlogOctober 29, 2018AirVisual

City dwellers beware - here’s what’s hiding in your air

Increased population density causes urban buildings to be more likely to suffer dirty air, with elevated levels of PM2.5, formaldehyde and asbestos - all of which can threaten your health and wellbeing. Awareness to the dangers and sources of these harmful pollutants, and knowledge of how to avoid them, will help to ensure a healthier, happier you while living in or visiting cities everywhere.

IF you love your Pro, THEN get even more features with IFTTT
BlogSeptember 26, 2018AirVisual

IF you love your Pro, THEN get even more features with IFTTT

Managing air quality with your AirVisual Pro is now easier than ever. Our newly launched IQAir AirVisual IFTTT platform allows you to automate your home by connecting measured air quality readings from your Pro to actions on your favorite apps and home devices (with no technical know-how required!)

Summer related air pollution may be affecting your health, without you knowing
BlogJuly 25, 2018Emily W.

Summer related air pollution may be affecting your health, without you knowing

Increased outdoor activity and heat-induced air pollution in the Summer can make for heightened health risks. Learn which invisible pollutants are at play this season, and how to reduce your risk of exposure.

This Earth Day, unite in making air pollution visible! #OurEarthOurAir
BlogApril 20, 2018AirVisual

This Earth Day, unite in making air pollution visible! #OurEarthOurAir

Our Earth suffers the same pollution we do. This Earth Day, Sunday April 22nd, join us in promoting air pollution awareness by “sharing your air.”

Revealing the Invisible: Unioil in the Philippines
BlogJanuary 23, 2018AirVisual

Revealing the Invisible: Unioil in the Philippines

Philippines-based petroleum company, Unioil, may seem, on the surface, an unlikely supplier of the largest air quality monitoring network in the Philippines, but their unique position is helping to promote cleaner air and behavior changes across the country by tackling one of the primary sources: vehicular emissions.

Decades later, airborne asbestos remains a public health hazard - here’s who's affected the most
BlogDecember 21, 2017Rosie Rosati

Decades later, airborne asbestos remains a public health hazard - here’s who's affected the most

Nearly 40 years have passed since asbestos was identified as a lethal contaminant, yet historic widespread use of the mineral continues to haunt millions today, particularly from occupational exposure. AirVisual highlights the industries most affected, and what can be done to safeguard against the deadly toxin.

Revealing the invisible: AirVisual community activism ignites action to fight smog in Pakistan
BlogNovember 20, 2017AirVisual

Revealing the invisible: AirVisual community activism ignites action to fight smog in Pakistan

Abid Omar, long-time Beijing resident originally from Pakistan, is making waves with his outdoor citizen network of AirVisual air monitors. He tells us his reasons behind revealing his home country’s air quality, and the explosive impact his data is having on the country's response to the pollution problem.

How can I make a difference reducing air pollution?  Here’s 10 ways!
BlogAugust 15, 2017AirVisual

How can I make a difference reducing air pollution? Here’s 10 ways!

There are countless ways to reduce your emissions footprint. Here are our top 10 tips to inspire you to make changes in your daily life.

Wildfires: 10 tips to breathe clean air
BlogJuly 26, 2017AirVisual

Wildfires: 10 tips to breathe clean air

This wildfire season - extinguish your air quality fears with our top recommendations for protecting you and your loved ones from smoky air.

Revealing the invisible: Rafael in Nigeria
BlogJuly 13, 2017Paule D

Revealing the invisible: Rafael in Nigeria

For the very first time, air quality data from Nigeria is reported in real-time and broadcast live to the world. Rafael, the proactive citizen behind the installation, explains what he sought to achieve by implementing his Node as a public outdoor monitoring station.

Revealing the invisible: Leslie in Singapore
BlogJuly 6, 2017AirVisual

Revealing the invisible: Leslie in Singapore

Engaged parent and Singapore resident Leslie tells us about her motivations to install a Node as a public outdoor station.

Revealing the invisible: Raul in Mexico
BlogJune 29, 2017AirVisual

Revealing the invisible: Raul in Mexico

We start in Mexico, where clean air enthusiast Raul has implemented a network of six Node air monitoring stations spanning Monterrey to Mexico City in an effort to increase local air quality awareness.

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