Get informed to protect yourself
In the environmental challenges of our time, urban pollution stands as one of the major problems facing cities around the world. Increasing concentrations of pollutants in the air can have harmful effects on human health and the surrounding ecosystem.
According to the Legambiente report " City Air Mal. Change of pace sought " for 2023, air pollution levels in many cities have significantly exceeded the limits of the regulations.
According to the research carried out by Dr. Antonio Moffa and Engineer Lucrezia Giorgi of the Integrated Therapies Unit in Otolaryngology of the Campus Bio-Medico University Polyclinic Foundation, in the air of cities there are asphyxiating substances such as carbon monoxide, bronchial irritants (sulphur oxides, nitrogen oxides, aldehydes, dusts of various origins), and carcinogens (PAHs, benzene, asbestos). In addition to these, it is important to also take into consideration the presence of allergenic substances such as pollen and mold in the air. The association between air pollution and health effects has been widely demonstrated, in terms of mortality and increased hospitalization for non-allergic cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
Those who live in the city are exposed to these pollutants on a daily basis, which in the long run can have a significant impact on their health. Being aware of it is the first step to better protect yourself.
And you, do you know what air you breathe?
We believe that information is a powerful tool useful for making informed choices for your health. Precisely for this reason we decided to create a functionality in our Narvalo App that allows you to check the pollution levels in the city or in the desired area, so as to be sure that you do not run risks to your well-being.
We know well that information that is too complex can often be difficult to understand. Precisely for this reason we decided to use a qualitative scale that provides indications on the quality of the outdoor air with simple keywords.
The reference scale used is AQI , Air Quality Index, an indicator that allows us to provide an immediate and synthetic estimate of the state of the air.
Divided into 6 categories which indicate the quality of the air and its effects based on the main pollutants present.
By downloading the Narvalo App for free, you can check the levels of pollutants present in the air simply by searching for the desired location or using your smartphone's geolocation. This data will help you decide when and how to best protect yourself.
By connecting the Active Shield to the App you will also be able to have much more personalized and detailed data on the quality of the air and your breathing:
- The Air you breathe with the Narvalo: By connecting the Narvalo Active Mask, the App will be able to show you the amount of pollutants not inhaled and filtered during your session
- Average breathed air quality: At the end of each session, you will have a complete report summarizing the average breathed air quality during the entire session, including the route traveled and details relating to the device used.
- Breathing Rate: The Active Shield can detect and record your breathing rate in real time. This data can be displayed through a dedicated graph or consulted as an average at the end of each session