Terminology: anapneism

It is said that words are powerful. I feel it is time to create a word that will describe the social movement in which we all want to breathe clean air and that it is the only correct way to live.

For example, there are words which describe the way of living through food, like veganism or the word alcoholism which describes the habitual intoxication or feminism a doctrine that advocates equal rights for women.

To do this, I have to invent a word which will be widely adopted from the society.

Most of this kind of terminologies use the suffix -ism.

-ism is a suffix in many English words, originally derived from the Ancient Greek suffix ισμός (-ismós), and reaching English through the Latin -ismus. It means “taking side with” or “imitation of”, and is often used to describe philosophies, theories, religions, social movements, artistic movements and behaviours.

Then in Ancient & Modern Greek the word breathe translate as ἀναπνέω and it is written as anapneo with Latin characters.

As a result, anapneism is a compound word that describes the only correct way to live which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of air pollution and people take side with the clean air social movement.

Is this the right way to move towards awareness?

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Next Air Quality Monitor

Each year around this time I write a post about what’s next in the industry of air quality.

I have been receiving a lot of emails and I have held meetings with many companies around the world that are interested to know what it has to be done in order to succeed.

Hear me out, there are a lot of companies right now and all of them are trying to do the same thing, to build an AQ Monitor that already exists. Customers are constantly telling us what they want, you don’t listen to them, but I do.

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The ingenuity and the inventiveness led DJINN Sensor — a Belarus company — to build an Air Quality monitor a bit different from the rest in the market.

Software-wise and hardware-wise the device offers some engaging features like solar panel case in order to harvest energy from the Sun and Productivity Current and Index analytics, to name a few. Let’s take a closer look at the AQ Monitor.

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Smoggie Installation Guide + Thank you

The Call for Volunteers was a great success and I had the chance to learn from you a little more about the problems of air pollution around the globe and the situation each one of you faces. From Canada, USA, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, Romania, Italia, France, Belgium, Greece, Denmark, UK, Finland, Serbia, Spain, Ireland and many many other places. It wasn’t an easy task to select the 10 volunteers as all of you gave me good reasons. I want to THANK YOU all, it really means a lot your offer to raise awareness on such an important problem.

I have prepared a quick guide on how to install a SMOGGIE on an outdoor wall in 9 easy steps with images. The SMOGGIE is rainproof for this reason you just need to install them with the opening facing down.Read More »

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Before I begin with the comparisons I want to dive a bit deeper and tell you that apart from exporting the .csv from the app directly, you can also access Atmotube’s .csv files (in case you have an iPhone) from the File Sharing service iTunes provides when you connect your phone with your computer (macOS & Win). This way you have more control over which days you upload to your computer.

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Call for Volunteers [ENDED]

Thanks to uRADMonitors generosity and determination to beat air pollution I am going to give away 10 uRADMonitor SMOGGIE.

I am searching for Volunteers all around the world who are willing to install an Air Quality Monitor in their backyard or balcony or window or any other outdoor environment in order to build a better air quality network and to help you raise awareness in your neighborhood/ community.

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