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5 best apps to measure air quality

With wildfires raging in Canada, air quality concerns have spread across various parts of the United States, posing risks to public health. 

During these uncertain times, it is important to take care of your well-being and take necessary precautions until the air quality improves.  

One way to know how safe the air is outside is by using an app to monitor the air quality so that you know when to venture out in clean air. Here are my five top picks for apps that are best at tracking air quality. 

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It also has two extra maps to give users additional information about air pollution. One is a Smoke and Fire map that lets people know information on fire locations, smoke plumes and air quality from monitors and low-cost sensors. The other is the AirNow Interactive Map, which shows ozone and particulate matter from air quality monitors across the country. 

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2. IQAir AirVisual 

iPhone: 4.8 stars (at the time of publishing)  

Android: 4.2 stars (at the time of publishing) 

Plume Labs app for air quality control

The Plume Labs: Air Quality App provides pollution levels in your area and around the world. (CyberGuy.com)

The Plume Labs: Air Quality App gives real-time pollution levels in your local area and worldwide. It has a 72-hour forecast that will give you live updates on street-by-street pollution in major urban areas. The app includes satellite imagery, atmospheric simulations, traffic and emissions datasets to give users the most accurate description of the current air quality. Plus, 73% of people surveyed who use the app said that the app helped them make proper adjustments to their daily schedule based on the air quality. 

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5. Air Matters 

iPhone: 4.6 stars (at the time of publishing)  

Android: 4.2 stars (at the time of publishing)  

Air Matters for air quality control

Air Matters provides air quality information in over 180 countries.  (CyberGuy.com)

Air Matters gives real-time broadcasting of air quality information in over 180 countries. You can get information on the current air quality in your local area, pollen data and forecasts for the United States and Europe. 

Consider buying an air purifier 

Along with the apps above, you might also consider taking control of your indoor air quality by purchasing an air purifier. They are designed to combat harmful pollutants, allergens and lingering smoke particles and can provide a much-needed break from the polluted air outside. Investing in an air purifier can help you breathe easier, knowing you’re taking an active step toward a healthier indoor environment. 

Check out my best air purifier picks at CyberGuy.com/AirPurifiers 

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