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Measure the Air Pollution Outside of Your Home

This post about air pollution is part of a blogger program with Blueair. All opinions are my own although I did receive the product in exchange for my participation in the program. 

It can be difficult to monitor something like poor air quality & air pollution because you can’t see it. Most of us already know that it exists and even if we don’t realize all of the dangers of air pollution we all have a pretty good understanding that it is best to be avoided.

What a lot of us did not know was that you can actually find out more about the air pollution in your specific area. The photo below is what the air pollution looks like right outside of the Cedar Rapids Art Museum courtesy of Air View from Blueair.

Air Pollution Search in your area

Now you can see a street-level look at pollutants and gasses impacting the air nearest you as well as outdoor air hazards across the globe based on a specific address.

With May being National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month, there will be lots of information out there about air pollution and how it affects your health.

Did you know more than half of Americans (166 million) live where year-round air pollution is too dangerous to breathe?

Photo provided by Bob Parish

Too dangerous to breathe? Yeah, that is what it says, when that insane sentence entered my life, I was pretty blown away. So I was curious and decided to type my own address in to find out what types of air pollution there is in my area.

The first thing I noticed is how nice my yard looked, it was a photo of the property before I had to have my plumbing ripped out and replaced, so my yard is still recovering from that trauma. The second thing I noticed was all of the air pollution floating by my pretty house.

Once I found out about the air pollution in my area, I had to do something about it.

Air Pollution Search in your area

Having an air purifier is a great way to make sure that air pollution stays outside and if it does make it inside, it can be filtered before it becomes harmful to you or your family.

The Blueair Classic 205  air purifier can be controlled from your phone!

The next Wi-Fi enabled generation of our timeless air purifier is great for small rooms. An updated digital display lets you see and control the air you breathe to make sure it’s virtually free of allergy or asthma triggers. Or download the Blueair Friend app and connect it to the new Blueair Classic 205 for remote control using any smart device.

Air Pollution Search in your area

Now you can also be aware of indoor air pollution and monitor your home with the indoor air quality monitor.

You can measure and monitor your indoor air quality. Studies show that indoor air is between two and five times – and sometimes up to 100 times – more polluted than outside. That doesn’t mean you should panic, just do something.

First, check out more about the air pollution in your area and then take action by fighting air pollution in your home with Blueair.


Friday 12th of May 2017

You know, I really haven't thought about this until now. We have always used air filters. I don't think we have had an air purifier though. I think I need to look into this!

Bites for Foodies

Wednesday 10th of May 2017

I don't even want to get into how polluted my city is...It's not only embarrassing but also disgusting how our leaders sweep our issues under the rug!


Tuesday 9th of May 2017

It seems like everything is slowly killing us. I didn't realize that more than half of Americans (166 million) live where year-round air pollution is too dangerous to breathe. I am curious to know if my family is in one of these harmful areas.

Chasity L Boatman

Tuesday 9th of May 2017

We have pretty severe allergies in our family (East Texas pollen will do that to you). We've always just used allergy medicine, but I really like the idea of purifying the air around us. I'd be interested to know how my neighborhood looks.

Censie Sawyer

Monday 8th of May 2017

What an interesting product. I am sure the results would be surprising. I would love to see how we are living in our house. Thanks for sharing.