We live in a complex world, full of technology which is supposed to make our lives easier but sometimes it has an opposite effect. For example, we travel in airplanes that go to hundreds of miles per hour, but that entails consuming tyrosine that somehow contaminates the environment. Or, we go to work in our car without thinking how much this contaminates the air. We have to concede that in the world there is no win-win, but each act of us affects more or less the environment in which we live and one of them, perhaps one of the most important is the air we breathe.
There are devices like Awair which measures the quality of the air in our own houses. Awair looks like a Bluetooth speaker, which can be connected to a set of home devices such as thermostats, humidifiers and purifiers, among others. In addition, you can define personal preferences to give us the information we want.
Once installed, Awair monitors air quality using a number of sensors to do this. Air quality can be measured for different purposes, for example to know if we are prone to an allergy or to see when we are most productive. The system can give us recommendations on how to change our behavior to improve air quality for a particular purpose.
Awair takes measurements that include the temperature, humidity and levels
of dust, CO2 and VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) that are in the air. Then they are
combined to give a number that we could well call a qualification that grants the device on the quality of the air, in average, in our own house.
Monitoring the air and its quality is really useful if you can use this information to modify the elements that lead to a type of quality, so to speak. Awair however, helps by analyzing patterns of behavior that could help improve air quality.
Awair also connects to the Tablet or smart phone via Wi-Fi, allowing you to set preferences and monitor air quality all the time.
10 good reasons to test indoor air quality
1) Prevent asthma, allergies, eczema
The role of air pollution is now clearly established by numerous studies in the development of allergic-type pathologies. Organic pollutants such as solvents can contribute to the sensitization of individuals to an allergen. The person becomes allergic.
2) Avoid asthma attacks for people sensitized
Once sensitized, a person must not cross a threshold of concentration of allergen without triggering an asthma attack.
3) Avoid continuous irritation of the airways and ENT more generally
The furniture constantly emitting pollutants, irritations of ENT routes by the latter is permanent.
4) Identify the causes of unhealthy building syndrome
The unhealthy building syndrome is due to indoor pollution.
Possible symptoms are:
– Eyepieces: dry and itchy eyes.
– Respiratory: Difficulty breathing, congestion of the respiratory tract, sinus irritation, rhinitis.
– Global: headaches, fatigue, difficulty concentrating.
5) Choose the air you breathe daily
Unlike the water which it is relatively easy to choose the one we drink, for the air it is more delicate. The realization of test makes it possible to know the composition of which is in the dwelling.
6) Improve the quality of sleep
Sleep may be disrupted by indoor pollution. On the one hand by the irritations that it can cause but also by its impact on the central nervous system.
7) Give your body a healthy space so that it can recharge
In today’s life cycles, our organisms are under severe strain. The external pollution induces a stress on our metabolism. Offering a healthy space to our body allows it to
8) Discover the comfort of pure air
It is precisely the one that drives us to seek the “breath of fresh air”. Breathing a pure
air allows an essential relaxation in the daily rhythms.
9) Avoid the effects on the nervous system
Many environmental pollutants act on the nervous system. Volatile organic compounds (vocs) or solvents are the most dangerous for the latter. They have two main actions, a
narcotic (resulting in a decrease in intellectual abilities) and a neurotoxin.
10) Avoid the cardiovascular effects of pollution
Tobacco smoke or carbon monoxide directly impacts the cardiovascular system and especially the heart which is very sensitive to a decrease in blood oxygenation.