State of the Air – Smartphone App to Check the Quality of Air You Breathe
Are you curious about checking the quality of the air you breathe? If that’s the case, then here is great news for you. The American Lung Association recently conducted a restive public service advertising (PSA) campaign showcasing various electronic devices such as televisions, computers, and other related components in order to create an awareness among the public to download the charity service’s new Smartphone application called State of the Air®. This state-of-the-art application from Smartphone provides information about the quality of the air. In the heavily polluted world that we are in today, checking the quality of the air we breathe is of paramount importance. State of the Air® is beneficial in a number of ways. It can actually be a useful resource for people who have breathing problems like asthma, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). And, it can also be advantageous for people who have heart diseases, diabetes and other health problems. What’s more, even children and older people will benefit from this innovative Smartphone application.
Jane Warner, President cum CEO of the American Lung Association in California, was in the contention that 90% of the residents live in highly air-polluted areas. Prolonged breathing of polluted air could cause serious problems in children and adults. This is where the State of the Air app, easy to be accessed from Apple and Android devices, proves to be vital. People can bank on this useful app particularly during the summer when the city witnesses longer sunny days; that is at a time when the ozone concentration level is said to be at its peak. The innovative State of the Air app is also very useful for people who engage in outdoor activities.
According to The American Lung Association in California, over 127.2 million people in the country live in counties with life-threatening levels of ozone and particle pollution. The air quality can be tested simply by entering the ZIP code or by using the Smartphone’s “geo-locator” function. The app also gives the air quality forecast for the next 24 hours. The smart app efficiently tracks the ozone concentration and particle pollution levels in the air and alerts the user if the quality of air is in the unhealthy zone.
The app also enables users to share the information on the local air quality via email, Twitter and Facebook. Users can also sign up with The American Lung Association and get up-to-date information through emails that can be forwarded to members of the congress through the app’s feature called “speak up”. The Lung Association stated that the information on air quality will be made available to the public by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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