Review: Airthings Wave Plus

Finally,  an air quality monitor that focuses on Radon indoor pollution. Many of you have asked me to review an AQM with a radon sensor and the most famous of all the Airthings Wave which comes in various versions (Wave, Wave Plus). In this review, I am featuring the Airthings Wave Plus.

What is Radon?

For those who hear for the first time about Radon, it comes from the radioactive breakdown aka decay of naturally occurring Uranium found in most soils. As a gas in the soil, it enters buildings through small openings in the foundation. Since radon can easily be trapped inside buildings, indoor radon concentrations can increase to many times that of outdoor levels. When radon gas decays, it emits radioactive radiation in the form of an alpha particle/waves and Airthings Wave   can measure those alpha particles/waves. I don’t want to enter into details about the health effects on this post but Radon is found to be the second most common reason for lung cancer (after smoking).

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Terminology: anapneism

It is said that words are powerful. I feel it is time to create a word that will describe the social movement in which we all want to breathe clean air and that it is the only correct way to live.

For example, there are words which describe the way of living through food, like veganism or the word alcoholism which describes the habitual intoxication or feminism a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women.

To do this, I have to invent a word which will be widely adopted from the society.

Most of this kind of terminologies use the suffix -ism.

-ism is a suffix in many English words, originally derived from the Ancient Greek suffix ισμός (-ismós), and reaching English through the Latin -ismus. It means “taking side with” or “imitation of”, and is often used to describe philosophies, theories, religions, social movements, artistic movements and behaviours.

Then in Ancient & Modern Greek the word breathe translate as ἀναπνέω and it is written as anapneo with Latin characters.

As a result, anapneism is a compound word that describes the only correct way to live which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of air pollution and people take side with the clean air social movement.

To sum up, anapneism means I want to breathe clean air.

Is this the right way to move towards awareness?

Join the movement!


Next Air Quality Monitor

Each year around this time I write a post about what’s next in the industry of air quality.

I have been receiving a lot of emails and I have held meetings with many companies around the world that are interested to know what it has to be done in order to succeed.

Hear me out, there are a lot of companies right now and all of them are trying to do the same thing, to build an AQ Monitor that already exists. Customers are constantly telling us what they want, you don’t listen to them, but I do.

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Review: Djinn Sensor

The ingenuity and the inventiveness led DJINN Sensor — a Belarus company — to build an Air Quality monitor a bit different from the rest in the market.

Software-wise and hardware-wise the device offers some engaging features like solar panel case in order to harvest energy from the Sun and Productivity Current and Index analytics, to name a few. Let’s take a closer look at the AQ Monitor.

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Smoggie Installation Guide + Thank you

The Call for Volunteers was a great success and I had the chance to learn from you a little more about the problems of air pollution around the globe and the situation each one of you faces. From Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, Romania, Italia, France, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, UK, Finland, Serbia, Spain, Ireland and many many other places. It wasn’t an easy task to select the 10 volunteers as all of you gave me good reasons. I want to THANK YOU all, it really means a lot your offer to raise awareness on such an important problem.

I have prepared a quick guide on how to install a SMOGGIE on an outdoor wall in 9 easy steps with images. The SMOGGIE is rainproof for this reason you just need to install them with the opening facing down.Read More »