PurpleAir’s network of air quality monitors and its real time map have provided vital information to people looking to avoid bad health outcomes.
Over the last 12 days, wildfires have burned more than 1.2 million acres of land in California, an area collectively larger than Delaware. As the smoke pours into cities like San Francisco, making the air dangerous to breathe, many people aren’t turning to government sites to check the air quality, but to PurpleAir, a tiny startup that maps air quality using sensors in backyards.
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