Welcome to Airlogger.
On this website we will provide information and instructions about these projects:
- a mobile particle matter logger, you can build yourself for less then 100 Euro.
- the stationary particle matter sensor from luftdaten.info, we will provide an english translation of the how to. About 40 Euros.
- measuring partice matter with your Android phone. This will cost you about 25 Euros.
We have two software projects here as well:
- Building a twitter warning bot.
- A twitter bot that tweets regularly the current particle matter values.
This website and the projects are run by volounteers in their spare time. A small donation would help us to continue to improve the software. (more)
Please feel free to use all the instructions we have assembled here. If you do so please drop a line what you did and maybe you want to consider to donate a small amount.
What is particle matter?
„Particulate matter (PM), also known as particle pollution, is a complex mixture of extremely small particles and liquid droplets that get into the air. Once inhaled, these particles can affect the heart and lungs and cause serious health effects.“
For more information, see the Webiste of the American EPA.
What are the effects of fine particulate matter?
„The greatest effect on health is from particles 2.5 microns or less in diameter. Exposure to fine particulate matter has been associated with hospital admissions and several serious health effects, including premature death. People with asthma, cardiovascular or lung disease, as well as children and elderly people, are considered to be the most sensitive to the effects of fine particulate matter. Adverse health effects have been associated with exposure to PM2.5 over both short periods (such as a day) and longer periods (a year or more).
Fine particulate matter is also responsible for environmental effects such as corrosion, soiling, damage to vegetation and reduced visibility.“
For more information, see the website of Ontario Ministry for Enviroment and Climate Change.