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Air Pollution


Aipollution is a fundamental health problem.  According to the World Health Organization 7 million people die from related symptoms each year. Worldwide, poor air quality is responsible for almost as many deaths as cancer and an order of magnitude more deaths than HIV and malaria combined.  

In East Asia and the Pacific alone, the World Health Organization estimates that 1.3 billion people - almost a quarter of the world population are breathing unsafe air each day.  Particulate pollution is linked to heart disease, some cancers and early death.    Children, the elderly and the sick are especially vulnerable. 




http://www.who.int/healthinfo/global_burden_disease/estimates/en/index2.html



AirSpeq's laboratory grade performance sensor is the missing component that will enable the adoption of systems that will save millions of lives every year.  Existing air pollution monitors are designed to address superficial, visual and olfactory symptoms of air pollution. AirSpeq's sensor instead targets the fine and ultra fine particulate matter that is especially toxic as it not only penetrates the lungs but also the circulatory and nervous systems and directly reaches the brain.