Why use UpSens
UpSens allows you to enhance the healthiness of your surrounding environment, making you an active part of it, by monitoring indoor air quality.
We often think we are familiar with the indoor environments where we spend most of our lives - but we don't. This is because, although we are attentive to all that surrounds us, we cannot depend on our senses to perceive the substances in the air we breathe! This should urge us to KNOW the environment around us better. The first step to knowing what we are breathing is therefore to MEASURE the parameters that affect our well-being.
In fact, our motto is MEASURE, KNOW, ACT!
Measure and make your environment healthy!
What pollutes the environments we live in? What are the effects of pollutants on health and how can we intervene to reduce indoor pollution at home and in other closed areas where we live?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.