2022 was a year full of air quality news. Lots of scientific research and publications on how air pollution influences the health of individuals, but also the same bad patterns; wildfires, traffic, wood burning, crop burning, industrial malpractices, etc. For reference, kids who breathe polluted air can fall behind in school link, air pollution linked to a million stillbirths a year link, tiny particles in the air can cause sudden heart attacks link, air pollution during pregnancy and neurodevelopment in children link, and unfortunately many many more.
An important good piece of news was the new ‘Ella Bill’ to enshrine right to clean air. Thank you Rosamund Adoo Kissi Debrah.
In 2022 my blog was visited by 105K people. Keep in mind, my blog is all about air pollution/quality, a very narrow subject but at the same time very important for all of us. I am very satisfied that the blog is able to help people understand and see the air.
Google, LinkedIn, and the Android WordPress app are the top three referrers to my blog during 2022, leaving Twitter behind for the first time. Huston (Elon Musk) we have a problem!
Most Visited Articles
- Review: IKEA VINDRIKTNING Air Quality Monitor
- Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Mega Guide
- Things no one talks about: Flatulence and Indoor Air Quality
- The Dark Side of the Wood Stove Industry
- Air Quality Monitors – Comparison List 2022 Q2
All in all, judging from the traffic the blog has received in 2022, there is hope, but we have to keep pushing politicians and educating society. People still rely on technology to understand air quality and frankly, I still believe there is room in the industry to develop a better air quality monitor. Indoor air quality is very important even though COVID-19 is not a concern for the majority of people nowadays. Indoor AQ is the value that reassures the well-being of occupants.
Things to pay attention in 2023; micro-plastics, secondary organic aerosols (SOA), and ultra-fine particles (aka nanoparticles).