Month: August 2019

10 Things to Look for in Continuous Ambient Air Quality Monitoring System

Cost-effective sensors have started to make their mark when it comes to the air quality monitoring system. Today, there are many types of these low-cost sensors which are available in the market. However, certain aspects should be given importance when it comes to choosing the right solution to your problem. Here are ten things one …

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Are You Safe from Pollution Sitting Inside the Car?

It is a general notion to think that you are exposed to higher levels of air pollution if you cycle or walk than when you’re sitting inside a car. Well, you’re mistaken. Read along to uncover the lesser-known truth about the pollution inside your car. So, What’s Inside Your Car? Apart from the visible interiors …

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Oizom Joins World’s Biggest Impact Accelerator: Katapult

Oslo, 11 March 2018- Katapult Accelerator is a global accelerator program which aims to scale-up startups that are working towards solving global challenges within societal and/or environmental domains. The program seeks to support and invest in startups that are focused on utilizing exponential technologies to solve real-world global issues. Oizom, a cleantech startup based out of India, …

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Delhi Pollution: Are We Drawing the Correct Conclusions?

The supreme court, on Friday, imposed a blanket ban on the sale and stocking of all firecrackers in the Delhi-NCR region and suspended all licenses to do the same. This is quite a laudable, and a side note, courageous move, seeing the religious connection people have made with firecrackers. On a superficial level, this might …

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Delhi’s Pollution can Reduce 6 Years from Your Life

Air pollution is often based on the values of particulate matter of size less than 2.5 micrometers(PM 2.5)  and particulate matter of size less than 10 micrometers (PM10).PM 2.5 reduces visibility and cause the air to appear hazy when the levels are elevated. It is the most harmful pollutant to human health which can lead …

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Unhealthy Air is Bad News for Offices

It’s 7.30 am on a weekday, you get up and a monotonous day begins. Travelling in the traffic to spend your day at the second home (workplace). We try our best to stay healthy by adopting healthy eating options, regular workouts but then we spend 87% of our time indoors almost inhaling up to 11,000 liters …

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Skin Pollution Index: A Need Today

“Good skin is the best foundation for your makeup.” Nothing can be truer than these words by Holland Roden, an American actress. As soon as we hear the word good skin, the first thing which comes to our mind is the very touch of a baby’s skin. As one grows that smooth texture of the skin …

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Brown Greenish Taj Mahal: The Result of Air Pollution

The instant anyone looks at the TAJ MAHAL, words fail to describe its beauty. The location on the river banks of the Yamuna, its colour, the finest designs of Persian and earlier Mughal architecture, the list would go on and on. What can anyone say- it’s a breath-taking view, a wonder worth-visiting again and again. …

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Rajasthan’s Deadly Dust Storm Indicates the Need for Environmental Monitoring System

It was yesterday that we read the news where WHO reported 14 out of 20 most polluted cities are in India. The same day, the whole Rajasthan and UP were shrouded in a deadly dust storm and rains that caused major casualties. The severe dust storm created havoc across the cities of Bharatpur, Alwar and …

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CPCB to Validate Sensor-Based Air Quality Monitoring System??

Rapid economic growth has brought many benefits to India; but the environment has suffered, exposing the population to serious air pollution. The consequences of pollution have led to poor urban air quality in many Indian cities. The air pollution and the resultant air quality can be attributed to emissions from transportation, industrial and domestic activities. …

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