EPA’s Air Sensor Toolbox Offers New Tools for Community-led Air Monitoring

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EPA has developed two new tools for the Agency’s Air Sensor Toolbox that, for the first time, enable citizen scientists and others to more effectively collect and interpret air quality data in their communities using low-cost air sensors.

The new tools are the Instruction Guide: How to Evaluate Low-cost Sensors by Collocation with Federal Reference Monitors and the Excel-based Macro Analysis Tool for Air Sensor Data, which allows users to compare data from low-cost monitors to the data being collected by regulatory-grade air monitors. By comparing low-cost sensors with regulatory monitors that have undergone rigorous review and approval by the EPA, citizen scientists will gain a better understanding of the reliability of the data they collect.

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