March 5, 2023.Reading time 14 minutes.
This Q&A with two cofounders of Community Access to Ventilation Information (CAVI) explores how the organization helps public libraries in Canada loan out CO2 monitors to patrons. In addition to the monitor-lending, CAVI develops educational materials to help library patrons use these tools and collaborates with other air quality initiatives.
February 26, 2023.Reading time 4 minutes.
Last week, I wrote about my experience with a CO2 monitor that I recently bought, and have been using to informally study the air quality in my New York City apartment. I asked readers to share their experiences with these monitors, and several of you did!
February 19, 2023.Reading time 5 minutes.
I recently bought a carbon dioxide monitor, and have been using it to collect data in my apartment and other places. In the week since I’ve been monitoring, I’ve noticed how personal data collection like this can be helpful in identifying ventilation issues, but comes with many caveats.
October 16, 2022.Reading time 4 minutes.
Sources and updates for the week of October 16 include a new paper on the U.S.’s data failures, indoor air quality measures from the federal government, testing out of isolation, and more.
April 3, 2022.Reading time 9 minutes.
This week, I’m sharing a short dispatch from the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) conference in Houston, Texas. I’m discussing the cascading health issues caused by environmental racism—including, of course, COVID-19—as well as the ways that data gaps can make it harder for hard-hit communities to get needed public health assistance.