HOUSTON (April 2, 2013)--A new app available for iPhones and Android smartphones collects data from 74 air and wind monitors throughout the Houston area, giving residents nearly real-time data on smog.
The app was developed by the Houston Air Alliance, the University of Houston and the American Lung Association.
Houston has some of the highest ozone levels in the country, and scientists and doctors say air pollution exacerbates asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
Interim Air Alliance director Larry Soward says the Houston Ozone Map app is unique because the data are just minutes old.
Most other similar apps use data that are more than an hour old.
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