U.S. unveils air-quality monitors to track pollution in Lagos, Abuja
The United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has effectively linked Lagos- Nigeria to air quality information and health messaging devices to track pollution.
The U.S. Consulate said the monitor supplies data to the ZephAir app, which would help to gain access in downloading the app free on Apple and Google Play Stores.
The U.S. department has its 65 -plus air quality monitors, stored at the embassies and consulates across the world.
U.S. Ambassador, Mary Leonard explained that the new equipment would enhance the Consulate’s capacity to provide reliable data on air quality, thereby highlighting the United States’ commitment to environmental sustainability.
“Through a team effort, we have successfully procured air quality monitors for Abuja Embassy and Lagos Consulate through the Greening Diplomacy Initiative’s Department of State’s Air program.
‘This will strengthen our ability to collect and share reliable data on air quality as it corresponds to the time of the day and the seasons of the year.” Ambassador Leonard said. According to the diplomat, Nigeria now hosts a monitor each in the U.S Embassy, Abuja, and the U.S. Consulate, Lagos.