Exposure to polluted air can lead to short-term and long-term health issues — particularly for those living in low-income and communities of color that are disproportionately impacted by air pollution from sources such as major highways, industrial operations, and ports with diesel truck operations.
These zones — sometimes referred to as air pollution hotspots — can benefit from implementing low-cost, high-resolution air quality monitoring networks.
No separate software purchase. No add-on warranties. No unexpected expenses.
With one upfront service, we’re giving you the affordability, flexibility, and autonomy to eliminate all of your air quality blind spots.
"Success doesn’t stop at measurement. We engaged in community-based planning with our community partners. We worked with neighbors to have intimate environmental justice listening sessions. We also had a self-guided EJ Tour where folks could walk around their neighborhood, looking at our data map, and then mark down things that they saw in the neighborhood that might be concerning. And we had a couple of fun virtual block parties, too!"
"As the administrative lead for this program, Brightline wants to make sure we can take all these data streams and analyze them to highlight important air quality issues that the community should know about. Breaking down these data streams is work that requires an understanding of how to look at AQI and the measurements coming in. Coming up the learning curve on air quality has been a challenge, but Clarity’s team helped facilitate our understanding of the air quality space as a whole. We are now checking in with the Clarity team about once a month to touch base about the network and learn how to use the Clarity Dashboard. Having all of our data available in a secure web portal is very useful, especially as we prepare data reports."
We've been able to run multiple colocation studies with regulatory-grade reference stations during this project. At the beginning of the deployment, we colocated all of the devices that would be included in the network with a reference station in Sacramento. 14 months into the project, we were also able to colocate with the air quality management district’s rooftop lab in San Pablo. These studies demonstrated a very high degree of precision for PM_._ measurements, allowing Clarity to apply advanced calibration techniques that improve data accuracy when compared with reference instruments.
“Clarity’s state-of-the-art monitors are the backbone of our Environmental Justice work in Grand Rapids. Accurate data is critical to our team and our community.”
"Air quality is a hidden issue in the sense that it's become so embedded in aspects of urban life in San Francisco. It can be a challenge for residents who have been living in the neighborhood for a long time to articulate what their air quality issues are. Some have just accepted it as a way of life.”
"We couldn’t have done it with any other air quality monitoring solution. With their unique ability to operate off-grid, Clarity’s Node-S provided the ability to site our air quality monitors in the locations that mattered most to community members in Richmond. The data are reliable, real-time, and hyperlocal, and our network is now being used as a blueprint for AB 617, a landmark regulation that empowers communities to take control of air pollution."
More than 40% of Americans — over 137 million people — are living in places with failing grades for unhealthy levels of particle pollution or ozone. According to the 2022 State of the Air report, some minorities and other disadvantaged social groups are more at risk than others:
Are 3.6 times more likely than white people to live in a county with 3 failing grades.
One in ten people exposed to unsafe air pollution live in extreme poverty.
More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day.
Conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, and pregnancy.
Governments are regularly launching funding programs to offer financial support to communities. At Clarity, we can assist you in addressing these issues by providing you with real-time ambient pollutant measurements and obtaining government funding for your environmental justice initiatives.
Our partners have been awarded more than a dozen grants through various EPA funding opportunities and California Air Resources Board's AB 617. Get in touch with us to learn if you may be eligible for air quality funding opportunities.
by deploying a network of accurate air quality sensors
by communicating real-time pollutant levels & educating on appropriate actions
by helping them reducing exposure to extreme air pollution
by taking action to drive positive impact in your community