Dave Stevens of the Airshed Management Society walks through setup and use of the pollution monitor and the included air filter.                                Contributed photo

Dave Stevens of the Airshed Management Society walks through setup and use of the pollution monitor and the included air filter. Contributed photo

Purple Air pollution kit available

Twofold uses of the kit available at Smithers library are detecting particles and cleaning them up.

No Purple Air at the library!

On Dec. 10 the Smithers library hosted 30 interested people at a workshop on how to use its new Purple Air pollution kit. The BVLD Airshed Management Society and the library collaborated to make this kit and to hold the workshop.

Erin Hart hosted for the library and Dave Stevens of the Airshed Management Society walked through setup and use of the pollution monitor and the included air filter.

The twofold uses of the kit are detecting particles and cleaning them up. When the online map of the detector’s readings starts showing concentrations in the purple range it’s time to turn on the air cleaner.

All the details at the blog: cleanairplan.ca/blog.

–Submitted