Saturday, November 05, 2005

Texts will warn of poor air quality

Use of SMS text technology will allow Croydon Council in Greater London to keep residents who are sensitive to air quality changes informed as quickly and effectively as possible, reports icCoventry.

"Called "airTEXT", the scheme has funding from the European Space Agency's Promote project, which is using satellite technology to improve air quality forecasting.

The air quality alerts are based on forecasts to vulnerable groups such as asthmatics and people with bronchitis, emphysema and heart disease, warning them of a deterioration in air quality and giving simple advice on minimising exposure and managing their symptoms."

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