Parents and caregivers deserve assurance that their child is protected against potentially harmfull environmental conditions.
Using hyperlocal AQMesh™ sensor technology, HSI reports accurate, real-time information about 5 essential pollution parameters:
- Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
Can irritate the human respiratory system
- Ozone (O3)
Even in low amounts can cause chest pain, coughing, shortness of breath & throat irritation. Long-term exposure can damage the lungs
- Particulate Matter 2.5 (PM2.5)
Can cause eye, nose, throat & lung irritation, coughing, sneezing, runny nose, shortness of breath & also worsen conditions like asthma & heart disease.
- Particulate Matter 10 (PM10)
Can lead to respiratory symptoms, especially coughing. Long term exposure has been associated with increased mortality rates
- Excessive noise
Levels above 40 decibels (dB) can cause stress, sleep changes & symptoms like hypertension & cardiovascular disease.
If the sensor measures a high reading for any of the 5 pollution parameters, HSI will automatically identify the threat & issue an alert through an elevated HSI score & colour, helping to ensure that appropriate action can be taken immediately to protect the health of students, staff & visitors.
“There is a 14% increase in childhood asthma risk for every 2μg/m3 incremental increase in chronic exposure to traffic related particulate matter.”
“Noise can pose a serious threat to a child’s physical and psychological health, including learning and behaviour. It can interfere with speech and language, impair learning and impair hearing.”
When it comes to detecting potentially hazardous air & noise pollution levels, having one or more AQMesh™ pods at your school ensures that the data is hyperlocal & far more representative than data from a government-operated environmental monitoring station that might be located kilometres away.