How To Make the Invisible Visible – HHWG

How To Make the Invisible Visible

So air quality in our homes could be a problem, but research states averages. How do you know what the air is like in your home? Unlike food, home air doesn’t come with an ingredient list. We set out to find a way to make the invisible visible for everyone and found two primary ways to test air quality: lab-based (sample sent to a lab for analysis) and device-based (air quality monitor). While lab tests are highly accurate, devices can collect data on multiple pollutants, be used to monitor over time, and be reused in different areas. Devices won. When we first started looking at devices, they were either inexpensive and lacking (measuring particulates or CO only) or thousands of dollars and difficult to set up. We finally found one that captured all major pollutants, was simple plug and play, and reasonably priced. We could now let people know if they had a problem and if so, what the problem was! But what do you do if you find out your air quality IS bad?…