Airmine at the Clean Cooking Forum 2019


More than 3 billion people don’t have access to clean cooking solutions. Most of them cook on open fires or very inefficient stoves, and very often this is done indoors.

This means the air they breathe in is heavily polluted, and they are seriously exposed to respiratory diseases. According to WHO, close to 4 million deaths per year are attributed to air pollution caused by household cooking.

At Clean Cooking Forum 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya, representatives from governments, non-governmental organisations, companies and research institutions gathered to share ideas and technological solutions and start partnerships in order to combat this massive air pollution problem. Airmine was one of them!

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WHO tightens air quality guidelines

WHO releases stricter air quality guidelines to protect human health. The new standard for fine particles (PM2.5) is halved, stressing that exposure to PM2.5 is a major health risk.

The accidental badger detector

PM2.5 levels peaked late at night and early mornings at our sensor test site and we struggled to find out why. Turns out the answer had fur and four legs.

We’re measuring pollen!

We are running our airminer 2.0 sensors to calculate local pollen levels. As expected, pollen levels vary with temperature and precipitation, but we also see significant variations through the day.

When to expect birch pollen in Norway?

Hazel and alder is flowering in Southern Norway, but the key allergen to many of us is birch. When can we expect the birch pollen season to start?

Spring in Europe – alder, hazel and birch pollen

We are heading into warmer and lighter days in Europe, lockdowns or not. And no surprise, the pollen is faithfully here.

Birch pollen – the north gets the rest

The birch pollen season is almost finished in most of Central and South Europe. The inhabitants of the northern regions can still expect moderate to high levels, as the weather (finally) warms up.