U.S. launches monitors to track air pollution in Lagos, Abuja
To ensure environmental sustainability in the country, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, yesterday, unveiled the U.S. Consulate General’s reference-grade Air Quality Monitor.
The appliance effectively links Nigeria to air quality index information and health messaging from the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
It also supplies data to the ZephAir app, available free of charge on Apple and Google Play stores. Leonard, who expressed hope that the new equipment would enhance the consulate’s capacity to provide reliable data on air quality, harped on her home government’s commitment to environmental sustainability.
The U.S. Department of State’s 65-plus air quality monitors, which are housed at the country’s embassies and consulates across the world, were in conformity with EPA specifications and the Clean Air Act.
Nigeria now hosts one monitor each in the U.S. Embassy, Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General, Lagos. Air quality information from the monitors is available on the ZephAir app and https://www.airnow.gov/international/us-embassies-and consulates/#Nigeria$Lagos
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