Make your Air Breathable Again with the Right Data
So we know air pollution is a serious global threat which is advancing at an alarming rate. Before we delve more into what we intend to tell you about, let us look at some statistics. Air pollution takes more than 8 million lives every year making it the fourth largest cause of death globally.
If you can’t Measure it, you can’t MANAGE it, and if you can’t MANAGE it, you can’t FIX it.
Former Mayor, New York
While our title might have soundedtoo mystifying, our title would have definitely helped you understand what weare getting at.
So we know air pollution is aserious global threat which is advancing at an alarming rate. Before we delvemore into what we intend to tell you about, let us look at some statistics. Airpollution takes more than 8 million lives every year making it the fourthlargest cause of death globally.
According to a recent study by theWHO on air pollution, more than 8 out of 10 people breathe in polluted airevery minute. The Indian capital, Delhi is one of the top nine most pollutedcities in India. These 9 cities are among the top 20 most polluted cities inthe world which have a high concentration of PM 2.5 particles (around 700 mpcm).
But these are just statistics andfacts, how can it help us manage pollution? To explain this, we have to rereadthe words of Michael Bloomberg. Every city has its own unique geography, windand weather pattern, man-made sources of pollution and level of impact. So itis logical that the solution for air pollution would too differ. But how wouldthe policymakers come up with a reasonable solution for the entire country?
This is where big data and IoT-baseddevices come to our help. Several cities have started adopting initiatives thatcould help address this concern effectively. Data collected from individualIoT-enabled devices from across a city and combining that with the big data andAI can help researchers know exactly what kind of pollutants we are dealingwith and come up with the right kind of strategy that could help us deal withit.
When done over a period of time, wecan also get real-time data on the effectiveness of the new policies andstrategies that have been put into practice. Not only that, using big data,researchers can do a predictive analysis of pollution and forecast it to helpminimize exposure and manage it efficiently.
If thepolicymakers can get a clear picture on what the pollution data would look likenext week, they would be able to set up clear goals and policies that canenable better control and also forewarn the people about its intensity. Theywould also be able to analyze any sudden spike in the levels of specificpollutants and identify its root cause.
This can also improve trafficmanagement and pollution monitoring in busy city roads. Sensors in heavytraffic prone area would update real-time traffic data that can help us make aninformed decision on traveling in that route and take anticipatory measureswell in advance to curb it.
But how do we know all this? We are one of the leading manufacturers of air quality monitoring devices in India and one of the few who has successfully implemented and developed IoT enabled AMS. We give environmental intelligence to the world, and our devices are specially designed to do just that.
We believe that predictive analysis is the best way to go about this air pollution situation and every single data that we can get can bring us closer to a cleaner and pollution free world.