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Can we rely on DIY air pollution sensors?


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There has been a rapid growth of small, inexpensive sensors, but do they measure what users think they are measuring?

Readings can be affected by conditions such as varying temperatures or relative humidity.

If we rely on poor measurements and reach incorrect conclusions, we will fail to protect public health.

The study was published in the Nature journal.

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