A burning smell? This device can detect air pollution in real time
With the haze season now underway in Southeast Asia, there’s now a technology that can detect air pollution quickly and accurately.
Southeast Asians are no strangers to the effects of air pollution. Many across the region painfully recall the haze that has periodically, over decades, blanketed the lands of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei with smog.
The haze crisis of 2015 was the worst in recent memory. Thousands in the Indonesian province of Riau alone were hit with respiratory infections. Schools were shut, outdoor activities were reduced and a few children’s lives were even lost due to the pollution. Read more...