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AirVisual shows worldwide air pollution

The website AirVisual.com impressively shows the actual situation of the air pollution (PM 2,5) and wind directions worldwide. It does so in real-time, based on current measurements.

It is important to know about the air quality - in Amsterdam the situation has worsened lately (influenced by the weather conditions). According to a ranking by the world health organization WHO, Amsterdam is equally placed with cities like Rome and Berlin among European cities, if we look at particulated matter. But those levels are still relatively low if we compare cities on a worldwide scale.

A good overview of the situation is offered in this article in The Guardian, part of a very good series about air quality in our cities. From this information we can learn that the situation is worst in Iran, India, Saudi Arabia and China. In Europa these are Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Poland, but if we include Turkey, a number of cities from this country are positioned in the top-10.

Recent blog posts

- Wednesday 07 February 2018

An active group of citizens makes great progress with sustainable mobility and connectedness in the area. Intern Hub Coumans about the pilot of the EU project MUV.

- Tuesday 06 February 2018

Waag Society supported the Spaarne Hospital hospital in organizing a hackathon, for an even more senior friendly hospital.

- Thursday 01 February 2018

Healthcare demands and solutions are changing rapidly. Open-source hardware will play an important role in the future.

- Tuesday 30 January 2018

Can we learn about ourselves by studying outer space? In ongoing research Waag Society is exploring human outer space activities.

- Friday 26 January 2018

Together with residents of Buitenveldert, we look for practical solutions to create a greener and healthier neighbourhood. On January 22nd we held the first meeting.