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TSI Measures Air Pollution in Rio

                                                           

With the 2016 Olympics quickly approaching, there has been plenty of discussion about the environmental pollution at this year’s venue – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

According to a recent Reuters article, for years, Rio has exceeded World Health Organization (WHO) limits for air quality measures, largely due to a high number of vehicles operating within the city. High quality, real-time air quality measurements are the key to understanding the impact to the environment and the people breathing the air.

 

TSI’s equipment was used in the air pollution testing that Reuters conducted in Rio. TSI’s monitors offer continuous, real-time monitoring to determine the concentration levels of multiple elements in the air. According to the WHO website, excessive pollution levels caused 3.7 million premature deaths across the globe in 2012.

 

“We are very pleased that the TSI DustTrak has played a part in helping evaluate the issues around air pollution and quality for the Rio Olympics” said Steve Boehm, Senior Global Product Manager. “Our DustTrak portfolio offers a wide range of products that can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications for continuous, real-time monitoring.”

 

Learn more about TSI’s Outdoor Environmental Monitors.