Taking proven skill and expertise in gas detection, based on over 50 years of experience, Crowcon Detection Instruments Ltd is today announcing its entry into the air quality market.
Now is a key moment in the fight against air pollution. The World Health Organization’s director general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has referred to air pollution as a “a silent public health emergency”, stating that “This is a defining moment and we must scale up action to urgently respond to this challenge.”
Recent years have seen increased scrutiny and regulation on air quality both in the UK and worldwide, with the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) releasing their Clean Air Strategy in 2019 along with the World Health Organisation (WHO) releasing their Global Air Quality Guidelines in 2021.
Increased attention is also being given to the significant health impact of air pollution. The British Lung Foundation has highlighted short term affects such as inflammation of the lungs, and more severe long-term effects including increased chance of lung cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Air quality is a global problem, and part of the solution to that problem is air quality monitoring. The first step to solving this issue is to understand it, and air quality monitoring will provide industries and local authorities with the data and insights they need to start making decisions to improve air quality. Low-cost, easy to install monitors will play a significant role moving forward as they are increasingly used to supplement the more expensive, complex networks of reference monitors such as the UK’s AURN network.
Air quality is set to be a key pillar of Crowcon’s vision, moving forward with the aim to provide a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone. “This represents a landmark moment for Crowcon. We have traditionally been key players in the gas detection space, protecting people and property from gas hazards for over 50 years.” explains product manager Ayudh Datta, “We are now keen on bringing that expertise into the air quality monitoring market, and are committed to help create communities and industries where air pollution is adequately monitored and subsequently controlled.”
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