Why is it Important to measure Carbon Dioxide?

Modified on Fri, 19 Jan 2024 at 11:58 AM

Monitoring Carbon Dioxide (CO2) levels is crucial for maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Typically, outdoor CO2 levels hover around 400 parts per million (ppm), and indoor levels below 600ppm are considered optimal. Beyond this threshold, elevated CO2 levels can impact cognitive function and comfort, leading to symptoms such as drowsiness, headaches, reduced concentration, increased heart rate, and nausea. Given that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors, and with the rise of remote work, ensuring healthy indoor air quality has never been more important.


Airmonitor Plus features a highly accurate infra-red (NDIR) sensor designed to provide real-time CO2 measurements, promptly alerting users to any fluctuations in levels. 


Covid-19

Moreover, in the context of COVID-19, monitoring CO2 becomes even more relevant. CO2 is exhaled by individuals, along with other aerosols containing SARS-CoV-2 by those infected with COVID-19. Consequently, CO2 levels can serve as a proxy for assessing SARS-CoV-2 concentrations indoors. This functionality enables users to gauge the risk of aerosol transmission for not only COVID-19 but also other respiratory diseases. 


In essence, measuring CO2 levels with Airmonitor Pro becomes a valuable tool for safeguarding indoor air quality and mitigating health risks.

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