Indoor Air Quality Blog
It all began in my late sixties. I began to suffer from severe headaches, upset stomachs, sinus infections, clogged nose, and other ailments too numerous to mention. I wanted to know why. So, I visited doctors in several states to find answers. No- one seemed to know what was wrong with me. I was poked, prodded, scanned, x-rayed, and analyzed all to no effect. I asked myself many times, “What is wrong with me?” After some time of investigation I laid everything out to a doctor highly respected in my community. He looked me over, checked my chart and came up with a diagnosis of allergic reactions to smells. He simplified it just for me. I laughed and exited his office with hope there may be something to this diagnosis, but a bit skeptical.
A few days later I started my quest for knowledge about these things. I talked to my brother and sister in law about it. She was having some of the same symptoms. My smart (his adjective) older brother said I needed to look into hydro-carbons. He said I would find my answers there. So I began my quest for hydro-carbon knowledge. The more I studied hydro-carbons and the chemistry behind them the more I understood their corresponding relationship to allergies. As much as I hate to admit it, once again, my older brother was right.
What I have learned ….more
The question I then needed to answer was; How do I know if I have pollution in my home, work place and other places of indoor activities?
As luck would have it, I talked to a friend, Carl Belnap an electrical engineer and President of Design Criteria, Inc., who was developing innovative Internet of Things (IoT) products. After lengthy talks and much research it was decided to produce an IoT (Internet of Things) indoor air pollution monitoring devices. This innovative device detects indoor TVOCs, CO2 (Carbon Dioxide), Temperature, Humidity and Barometric Pressure (TCTHB) levels indoors and reports them via IoT. Because they are contained in a secure central location they may be accessed from any location with internet access. I can monitor my home or office from any place that has an internet connection. Thus the iSeeAir-RSS was born.
With the help of iSeeAir-RSS I can tell, before I begin to feel its wrath, when indoor air pollution begins its dastardly deeds. I can take action immediately to mitigate its affects on my health. What RSS doesn't do is cure anything, but helps mitigate potential problems with early warnings. It certainly blesses my life.