Host an air quality sensor

Air quality is a top issue for Utahns on both sides of the aisle. Not only are there policy issues you can follow and impact during the upcoming State Legislative Session (more on that coming soon from Action Utah!), but there are many things you can do at home, at work and in the community to impact air quality.

Here is an opportunity to help our state agencies and academics tackle air quality issues:

Researchers at the University of Utah are looking for homeowners, businesses and organizations to host a low-cost air quality sensor. The goal of our project is to develop (a) real-time, fine-grained estimates of air quality across Salt Lake City, (b) strategies for integrating measurements of different qualities, and (b) effective ways to communicate this information. To host a sensor, you would need to provide wifi, power, and a sheltered outdoor location. The program will provide the sensors.

If you are interested in hosting a sensor, please register at:

http://www.aqandu.org/

There are approximately 100 sensors available through the NSF-sponsored project, and free sensors will be provided to the locations most in need. The program will also provide information on how to participate if they cannot provide a free sensor to you.

We hope you will consider participating. And check out UCAIR‘s tips on other things you can do to help improve our state’s air quality.

[From the Utah Department of Health, Asthma Program, and the University of Utah]

One thought on “Host an air quality sensor

  1. I’m currently sitting inside my home in Sugarhouse where the air is reading 169 outside. I have a mask on…inside my home. My lungs hurt and burn when I breathe in. This is asthma. This is poison for profit.

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