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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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Low cost sensor for air quality monitoring

by mprof9 about 1 month ago | 0 | 176 | 1

A brief description of what the project looks like, what the tool does and the results you can ge...

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Changes in factory pollution and asthma emergency department visits

by DrJessie about 1 month ago | 0 | 140 | 1

I'm thrilled to share a publication link on ambient air pollution and asth...

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Hydrogen sulfide badges by Morphix Technologies

by gretchengehrke 3 months ago | 1 | 118 | 0

Hi Folks! I just found these hydrogen sulfide passive samplers that are made by Morphix Technolog...

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Creating a guide for community science action planning: first steps

by gretchengehrke 4 months ago | 3 | 105 | 1

Over the next few months, we're hoping to put together an interactive resource for people to use ...

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How CAFOS (Factory Farms) Are Plaguing North Carolina Communities of Color

by Zengirl2 5 months ago | 4 | 207 | 3

At the recent Appalachia Barnraising I connected with someone from the Tennessee Clean Water Netw...

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Tim Dye's amazing timeline of the air sensor revolution

by liz 6 months ago | 0 | 115 | 0

above: a canary and a coal miner Visit this timeline at

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Issue briefing: ultrafine particle pollution from dehydrated biosolids

by liz 6 months ago | 1 | 128 | 1

lead image: co-product being dumped onto agricultural fields Slaughterhouses, human waste t...

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by cguerin 7 months ago | 3 | 256 | 4

Understanding Before going into the design project, I first need to understand ho...

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MACA - Open Air Quality Monitor project in Latin America

by nanocastro 8 months ago | 6 | 430 | 8

The MACA Open Air Quality Monitor project (Monitor Abierto de Calidad del Aire in spanish) star...

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Mary Dougherty's guidelines for submitting pollution photos to the Wisconsin DNR

by mathew 8 months ago | 0 | 150 | 0

During the 2017 Wisconsin Conservation Lobby Day put on by the League of Conservation Voters, Mar...

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

by Zengirl2 8 months ago | 1 | 188 | 4

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

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Hack The Earth 5th edition

by imvec 8 months ago | 1 | 192 | 1

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 8 months ago | 3 | 197 | 1

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Troubleshooting leaks on the MiniVol

by mathew 9 months ago | 0 | 127 | 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 10 months ago | 10 | 84 | 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 11 months ago | 4 | 206 | 3

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 about 1 year ago | 8 | 521 | 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 about 1 year ago | 1 | 439 | 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 about 1 year ago | 3 | 512 | 5

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 about 1 year ago | 2 | 763 | 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 about 1 year ago | 9 | 673 | 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 about 1 year ago | 4 | 1,529 | 8

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 over 1 year ago | 0 | 651 | 3

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 over 1 year ago | 3 | 747 | 6

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

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Measuring Indoor Carbon Dioxide Levels, Indoor Air Quality

by LukeS over 1 year ago | 0 | 736 | 4

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 almost 2 years ago | 10 | 1,778 | 1

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

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Air Plant Bio Bubbler

by eustatic almost 2 years ago | 3 | 1,791 | 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 about 2 years ago | 18 | 3,291 | 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 about 2 years ago | 25 | 2,507 | 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 about 2 years ago | 0 | 2,648 | 4

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

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