Air and wave sensors in front of a laptop used for monitoring environmental parameters

How to use UpSens:
your air pollution detector

With UpSens it is incredibly easy for you and your loved ones to monitor indoor environmental parameters. It is a modular and portable air pollution detector which also allows you to share the data recorded on an online platform.

UpSens helps you to improve your environment.

Twenty years of professional experience in your hands

The UpSens devices for monitoring environmental parameters are very easy to use, respond immediately and provide repeatable measurements. They do not require accessories or a smartphone, nor do they require special maintenance. The touchscreen display provides all of the important information: see the status of your environmental parameters at a glance.

Modular and portable: UpSens air pollution detector

Take it with you, wherever you go

The device is modular. Indeed, there is one base which can be used for all sensors, fitted with an LCD screen and a dedicated sensor module for detecting the parameters.

UpSens Wave electronic device used for environmental parameters monitoring

UpSens is a portable air pollution detector with a rechargeable lithium ion battery. You can monitor environmental parameters at home, at school, in the office, in vehicles, in hotels or in any other enclosed environment where you spend time. Select the environment that you want to monitor and apply your preferred sensors. UpSens will do the rest, supporting you throughout your day, advising you how to act if necessary.

Measure, view and share

A community of people who care deeply about their quality of life

A unique feature of UpSens, your air pollution detector, is the option to display and manage the recorded data using the app connected to the platform. Each user can contribute anonymously to the platform, populating the georeferenced map of quality of life measurements.

MEASURE the quality of the air you breathe at home or at work, detecting the potential presence of harmful substances, carbon monoxide or other gases and the level of electrosmog produced by the electronic devices that we use every day.
VIEW the recorded parameters immediately on the UpSens display or on your smartphone. Should you want to, anonymously
SHARE the recorded data on the online platform.

Protect yourself from the sources of indoor air pollution and make your environment healthier

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What are the sources of indoor air pollution? What effect does this pollution have on our health? And what action can we take to reduce indoor pollution and to improve indoor air quality at home or in other enclosed spaces?

Electromagnetic fields

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Threat: All of the environments we live in are permeated by the artificial electromagnetic fields produced by electric devices, such as Wi-Fi pollution, for example.

Electrosmog measuring spectrum (measurement expressed in MHz)
Electrosmog measuring range (expressed in MHz)

Risk: The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified electromagnetic fields as possible carcinogens.

Solution: To MEASURE the volume of electromagnetism at home (or in other places where you regularly spend time), use UpSens Wave, your electrosmog detector, and if you DISCOVER values above the well-being threshold, you can look for the source.

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Threat: Some typical sources of pollution:

  • cosmetic products and deodorants,
  • heating devices,
  • various cleaning materials and products,
  • cigarette smoke,
  • workplace tools, such as printers and photocopiers,
  • furniture which can generate continuous emissions over time

Risk: The effects of VOCs can vary enormously from sensory disturbance up to serious changes in health.

Solution: To MEASURE the presence of VOCs at home (or in other places where you regularly spend time), use UpSens AIR or AIR+, sensors which measure volatile organic compounds and, if you DISCOVER high values, you can look for the source and TAKE ACTION.

Formaldehyde

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Threat: Formaldehyde is the most harmful of the volatile organic compounds.
It is usually found in:

  • Paints
  • Glues
  • Fabrics
  • Disinfectants
  • Cosmetics

Risk: It can cause irritation of the airway and mucous, irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, causing sneezing, coughing, tiredness and inflammation of the skin;

Solution: To MEASURE the presence of Formaldehyde at home (or in other places where you regularly spend time), use UpSens AIR or AIR+, and, if you DISCOVER high values, you can look for the possible sources. Choose our formaldehyde sensor.

Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Threat: Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas which is produced by combustion reactions in stoves, fireplaces, boilers and water heaters.

Risk: Inhalation of this gas can cause severe headaches, nausea, chest pains and a state of confusion. If the gas is emitted at night, the risk is potentially deadly.

Solution: To MEASURE the presence of CO in the home (or in other places where you regularly spend time) and to improve indoor air quality, use UpSens AIR, the carbon monoxide sensor which will warn you with an audible and visual alarm.

Carbon Dioxide - CO2

Threat: Carbon dioxide is an inert gas which is commonly produced by combustion. In overcrowded and poorly ventilated environments it can compromise well-being.

Risk: From a level as low as 0.08%, the presence of carbon dioxide in an enclosed environment can create drowsiness and headaches, causing concentration problems.

Solution: To MEASURE the presence of CO2 at home (or in other places where you regularly spend time), use UpSens AIR+, your carbon dioxide sensor at home and elsewhere.

Typical CO2 concentration (in ppm) and its consequences
Typical CO2 concentration (in ppm) and associated effects

Moisture/mould

Threat: One of the most annoying and harmful issues for domestic comfort is linked to moisture: the presence of water in the walls can cause problems, making the building colder and causing mould to appear.

Risk: If the moisture level is below 20%, breathing difficulties may be noticed: dehydration, sore throat and difficulties swallowing and producing saliva.
Increased exposure to household moisture or mould can cause asthma and functional respiratory harm.

Solution: To MEASURE moisture at home (or in other places where you regularly spend time), use UpSens AIR or AIR+, your portable humidity sensors.

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