Air Quality

Outdoor air pollution, in the most extreme cases, can be immediately identified even without any special training. It casts a haze over cities, collects on streets and buildings, and provides dramatic fodder for the news. But while high drama is often a prerequisite for news about air quality to be reported, the real story is the health impacts that occur even when the air isn't thick enough to see.

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EPA's Beta C-Tools - Community Tools for Modeling Near-Road or Port Air Quality

by Zengirl2 3 days ago | 0 | 87 | 1

I just attended a webinar today from the EPA demoing their [C-Tools software](https://www.cmascen...

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Raspberry Pi problems

by bkleist 4 days ago | 1 | 72 | 0

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, Environmental Public Health research team has been monito...

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Hack The Earth 5th edition

by imvec 4 days ago | 0 | 62 | 0

From 14 to 16th April took place the fifth edition of the Hack The Earth event at the Ecoindustri...

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UWEC air quality monitoring

by bkleist 19 days ago | 2 | 117 | 1

![image description](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/020/079/large/20170327_132002...

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Troubleshooting leaks on the MiniVol

by mathew 28 days ago | 0 | 85 | 0

This activity is to troubleshoot leaks on the Minivol PM monitor. If you have ...

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Air Quality Monitoring at UWEC

by bkleist 2 months ago | 9 | 27 | 3

Air quality research is beginning again once again in Eau Claire, this time a bit closer to home....

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Beaufort Wind Scale Comic, 1906

by mathew 3 months ago | 3 | 32 | 2

The [Beaufort Scale][1] is a means of measuring wind speed by visual inspection of indirect facto...

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Dustduino potentiometer testing

by imvec 4 months ago | 8 | 409 | 6

We want to verify what resistance value (position of the potentiometers) is needed to measure PM...

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Colorado Regulations Hotsheet

by gretchengehrke 6 months ago | 1 | 402 | 5

As we start to work with community members in Colorado on issues emanating from oil and gas indus...

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Thoughts on Method 9 and its utility

by gretchengehrke 6 months ago | 3 | 407 | 4

Several people in our Public Lab community are concerned about various kinds of airborne emission...

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Leptos: gas detection and monitoring station

by imvec 6 months ago | 2 | 692 | 7

Leptos is a project in development for the construction of a gas detection and monitoring statio...

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Snake Plant Air Remediation Build & Partial Teardown

by jfrankamp 7 months ago | 9 | 556 | 6

I wanted to build out an air remediation plant for my home by following the activity instructi...

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Build a plant-based air purifier

by nshapiro 7 months ago | 3 | 1,049 | 7

Domestic chemical ecologies have both many toxicant sources and many toxicant sinks. Formaldeh...

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Sample prep for Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew 10 months ago | 0 | 607 | 2

Left to Right: [Cap with Mesh, Aluminum SEM stub to hold sample, 0-80 x 1/4" screws, glass covers...

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Riffle Beta project - Methane Gas Sensor

by Bob 10 months ago | 3 | 650 | 6

Leaking natural gas infrastructure is a known problem. ...

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Measuring Indoor Carbon Dioxide Levels, Indoor Air Quality

by LukeS about 1 year ago | 0 | 692 | 3

I wrote a how-to article describing the step by step process needed to accurately measure indoor...

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A proposal for a way to remediate indoor silica dust

by marlokeno over 1 year ago | 10 | 1,702 | 1

proposal for mitigating indoor silica dust After reading #eustatic’s ingenious bubbler for ...

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Air Plant Bio Bubbler

by eustatic over 1 year ago | 3 | 1,746 | 3

Retrofit an air plant I had cultivated as an office plant into a bio bubbler, as shown at the ...

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DIY: Wi-Fi Streaming Weatherproof PM2.5 Monitor (Dylos-based)

by kevinvivergy over 1 year ago | 18 | 2,982 | 7

Air pollution, specifically particulate matter 2.5, can vary significantly over space and time. A...

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Riffle Beta Release: Feature Requests / Review?

by donblair over 1 year ago | 25 | 2,436 | 3

Hi All! We're wrapping up a bunch of conversations about the design of the board, in order get...

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Building a DustDuino -- My first Arduino project

by MeganKierstead over 1 year ago | 0 | 2,560 | 4

I came across the existing DustDuino project and thought ...

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Aquarium Pump modifications for Durability & Flexibility

by mathew over 1 year ago | 0 | 2,485 | 3

Create a version of the modified aquarium pump in the [formaldehyde test kit](/wiki/formaldehyde...

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Systematic Imaging of Passive particle monitors on an SEM

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 1,118 | 1

I did this work with Paul, @Damarquis, Dr. @AmberWise and Dr. Andrew Marselli on the SEM We a...

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Deploying Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew over 1 year ago | 1 | 1,426 | 4

Passive Particle Monitor tests are going out in Wisconsin ...

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Formaldehyde Measurement: testing Public Lab's kit with DOH's equipment

by gretchengehrke over 1 year ago | 11 | 2,821 | 6

Formaldehyde is one of the most common indoor air pollutants, and is a known respiratory irrit...

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When $100,000 is not enough: how citizen data (could) relate to government regulation

by liz over 1 year ago | 2 | 3,101 | 2

October 29, 2013: The headline on [airhugger.wordpress.com](https://airhugger.wordpress.com/2013/...

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Deploying UNC passive sampler on South Side of Chicago

by AmberWise over 1 year ago | 4 | 2,407 | 3

We're a group of 3 undergraduate students and 2 faculty at Chicago State University working with...

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Using ImageJ to process passive particle monitor samples

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 3,109 | 4

I want to document the manual steps of processing the images of passive particle monitors, stepp...

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Optical Imaging of Passive Particle Monitors

by mathew over 1 year ago | 2 | 3,196 | 2

This is an attempt to document the steps in a method of imaging for the passive monitor [you can ...

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Replicating a Passive Dust Monitor & Method

by mathew over 1 year ago | 4 | 3,132 | 3

Passive dust monitors, where dust lands on a pad or in a container without any pumps, fans, elect...

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