Who’s fighting air pollution? Pigeons. Wearing tiny backpacks with pollution sensors.

Tweet your area of London to @PigeonAir and they'll tell you how toxic it is!

LET'S FLY

  • We’re monitoring ozone, volatile compounds and nitrogen dioxide.

    How
    Toxic
    Is
    Your
    Air?

    Explore to find out more about different pollution levels.

  • Fresh

    Low pollution: go out and breathe in! This is rare. Have fun jogging, sprinting or flying outdoors while you can.

    Moderate

    It doesn’t sound too bad but the air’s still polluted today. Being outside for a very long time is risky for your human lungs, but it’s still safe to take the bike, the dog or the baby out for a spin.

  • High

    Air pollution’s above the World Health Organisation’s recommendations. If you’re cycling wear a mask. If you’re jogging avoid main roads. If you’re flying wear anti-fog goggles.

    Very High

    Very high pollution. Being outside even for a short time might be harmful. If you want to exercise, wait til later. Good excuse to put your feet up.

  • Extreme

    Alert! Air pollution’s reached critical levels. Harmful to humans, dogs, cats and pigeons. Stay inside. Or under water.

    JOIN THE
    AIR PATROL

    If you’re a cyclist, runner, or pram pusher, who’d like to know what you’re breathing and how to beat pollution, join our programme testing a wearable version of our air pollution device.

Pigeon TLC

The nice HR team at Plume Labs takes very good care of us. Our backpacks are as light as a feather, and a vet’s on hand to double check we’re safe and sound. So don’t worry, we love flying, we’re pigeons after all.

Stay Safe
Every Day

Don’t get in a flap, download our free ‘Plume Air Report’ app to find out what you’re breathing and how to protect yourself.

Read more about Plume Labs, creators of our tiny, hi-tech backpacks that monitor air quality.

Join the Air Patrol

We’re looking for 100 people to beta test our new pollution sensor, in partnership with Imperial College London.

If you’re a cyclist, runner, or pram pusher, who’d like to know what you’re breathing and how to beat pollution, join our programme testing a wearable version of our air pollution device.

Beat pollution now

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