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All the Data form the IoT Kit is put on the cloud server across each user and device profile. The Cloud based data is then used to gain insights and representation purposes. The daily analysis is carried out by fetching data using cloud APIs and depending on the environmental sensing the blockchain based smart contract issues tokens to its users as a reward for contributing to climate tracking (Climate Mining). These tokens can be used as the utility token to create and support a campaign related to Climate Action on the ClimateOrb Platform. Having the ability to sense our surrounding and built-in machine learning, these devices can guide us to improve our environment. Our long-term goal is to collect environmental data all around the globe, from all the connected nodes to our IPFS cluster on the blockchain network. With this data we try and solve critical problems related to global climate change. We can provide this authentic data on demand to the environmental scientists. This data will also help us in improving our machine learning models to power our next generation of ClimateOrb devices.

PM2.5 & PM10

PM2.5 & PM10 are given their names based on the sizing of the particles they are made up of.

PM10 are inhalable particles, with diameters that are generally 10 micrometers.

PM2.5 fine inhalable particles, with diameters that are 2.5 micrometers and smaller. Think about a single hair from your head. The average human hair is about 70 micrometers in diameter – making it 30 times larger than the largest fine particle.

These particles come in many sizes and shapes and can be made up of hundreds of different chemicals. Some are emitted directly from a source, such as construction sites, unpaved roads, fields, smokestacks or fires. Most particles form in the atmosphere as a result of complex reactions of chemicals such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which are pollutants emitted from power plants, industries and automobiles.

What Threat Do They Cause To Us?

Small particles less than 10 micrometers in diameter pose the greatest problems, because they can get deep into your lungs, and some may even get into your bloodstream.

Exposure to such particles can affect both your lungs and your heart. Numerous scientific studies have linked particle pollution exposure to a variety of problems, including:

  • Premature death in people with heart or lung disease
  • Decreased lung function
  • Increased respiratory symptoms, such as irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty breathing.

In order to be aware of safe levels of PM 2.5 & 10 we have created an Air Quality Index: