MEASUREMENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS
Our sensors collect information from selected parameters. Each sensor can measure the following parameters:
„It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.”
Sun Tzu „The Art of War”
Our enemy cannot be seen. Our enemy is the air, and, more precisely, what is in it and how it affects human health.
Smog chemicals, dust and high humidity contribute to health hazards. They are allergens and they can cause asthma and asthma seizures, as well as exacerbation of chronic bronchitis, respiratory failure or vascular system paralysis.
According to ESCAPE results for fine particles (up to 2.5 microns – PM2.5), any increase in dust density by 5 micrograms per cubic meter increases the risk of death by natural causes by as much as 7 percent. The occurrence of autism correlates with the PM 2.5 contaminated air, which a pregnant woman breathes in.
Smog also reduces the birth weight of a newborn baby, increases the incidence of cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Moreover, it increases the probability of asthma in children.
In 2013 WHO classified suspended particulates as carcinogens, recognizing that they have a noticeable and well-proven impact on the incidence of lung cancer. According to WHO estimates, in the 2010 study, 230,000 people worldwide died from lung cancer caused by air pollution.
12-34 MLD PLN
Cost of air pollution per year
Cases of new hospitalization
Absences at work
Industrial smog affects the cardiovascular system, bronchi, respiratory tracts. The Health and Environment Alliance has estimated the external costs of air pollution caused by coal combustion in coal power plants in Poland
in the range of 12-34 billion zloty a year, which translates into 3500 premature deaths, 1600 cases of chronic bronchitis, 1000 new hospitalizations and 800 000 lost working days a year.
During the 5-day 1952 London Smog, more than four thousand people died of respiratory complications (a total of twelve thousand people died in the wake of the Great Smog).
In order to effectively counter these threats, we must first identify them and recognize them in advance. So far we have had no tools that allow such preventive actions.
The information which appeared in the media is only a report of recorded concentrations from previous days and, at most, current readings from the province environmental monitoring stations. So, the measurement is taken in one place on the outskirts of cities.