“Meng Loft”, translated as “my air”, offers real-time information about the quality of outdoor air
Smartphone users can track the air quality wherever they are in Luxembourg thanks to a new application rolled out by Luxembourg’s environment ministry.
Launched on Monday, “Meng Loft”, translated as “my air”, offers real-time information about the quality of outdoor air in Luxembourg. It aims to raise awareness and inform the public about the country’s air quality and encourage them to take steps to improve it.
The app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, shows users the concentrations of ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO2) and fine particulate matter (PM10) from air metering station data around the country. It then generates a geolocated index that is adapted to the environment in which the user of the app is located.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) displayed on the main screen informs the public of an air quality level ranging from 1 (excellent) to 10 (terrible). Level 4 suggests the air level is good enough but more sensitive people may find their health impacted. While level 7 reflects a very poor air quality in which even healthy people may feel impacted.
Depending on the index, the app provides relevant advice and information in English for staying healthy, based on your level of sensitivity.