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AirSensa’s COVID-19 recovered patient app

AirSensa’s COVID-19 recovered patient app There is a worrying link between small increases in air pollution and mortality rates of COVID-19. Harvard University’s TH Chan School of Public Health found that a small increase of 1 microgram per cubic metre in fine particulate matter (known as PM2.5) leads to an increase of 15% in COVID-19 […]

Why AirSensa is crowdfunding on Seedrs

AirSensa has been evolving responding to market changes since Day One. Initially starting out as a not-for-profit, we built through phases to a large trial in London involving 100 sensors that showcased the need for hyperlocal monitoring. But we realised quickly that to create a tangible and lasting solution at scale, we needed to commercialise […]

Air pollution increases the Covid-19 death rate

An important study conducted by Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Heath, released last week, found that an increase of only 1 µg/m3 in PM2.5 is associated with a 15% increase in the COVID-19 death rate. We’ve seen research before showing that very small increases in exposure to air pollution can have a major […]

Even low levels of air pollution linked to changes in the heart

Research from Queen Mary University of London has shown once again the vital importance of getting real air pollution data at hyperlocal level, continuously, and in real time. As the BBC reported: “Regular exposure to even low levels of air pollution may cause changes to the heart similar to those in the early stages of […]

Manchester confirmed as first AirSensa City Demo Mesh

As part of AirSensa’s plan to establish large demonstration meshes to showcase low-cost monitoring in major cities, AirSensa will roll out its first City Demonstration Mesh (CDM) in Manchester over the next few months.  Transport for Greater Manchester will work with AirSensa, three local universities, and a range of other partners to install a network of […]

AirSensa announces key advisory council members

AirSensa has established an advisory council of experts in fields and industries that align with the Company’s interests, including: Michael Brockman Professor Pali Hungin OBE DL MD FRCP FRCGP FRSA Dr Peter Biesenbach Anthony Bouchier Mike Brockman founded Insure The Box Limited in 2009.  In March 2015, ANDIE, the European arm of Asian insurance giant MS&AD, acquired […]

Millions of British children breathing toxic air, Unicef warns

According to a report recently published by Unicef ‘A Breath of Toxic Air’, more than 4.5 million children – almost a third of under-18s – in the UK are growing up in areas with toxic levels of small particulate air pollution, including 1.6 million under-fives and 270,000 babies. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that […]