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More Google Users Can Now Benefit From Air Quality Reports Directly Through Web Search

We’ve been seeing Google immerse itself into carrying out tests for air quality reports for quite some time now.

Therefore, it was only expected that the search engine giant would soon be rolling out air quality reports for more regions including US. And yes, that’s exactly what we’re here to talk about.

While the company is yet to officially confirm the news through a public announcement, one thing is for sure. US users (along with India and Australia) can benefit from obtaining the reports through a simple web search.

9to5Google showed us how you just need to type in ‘air quality' and follow that up with your designated city or any other location. Simply pin the coordinates through the map where the appropriate sensor is situated and that’s it.

Right towards the bottom of the map, you can find one whole list that pertains to your surroundings and the respective sensors, not to mention the all-important Air Quality Index too.

In case you’re wondering where Google actually gets its information from, well, they’ve outlined two reliable sources like AirNow and PurpleAir. The former is headed by a number of leading institutions in the US like NASA, EPA, NOAA, and the Centers for Disease and Control.

The first time that the company rolled out the feature was last November when its target was India. But at that time, it is believed that they happened to be testing the same thing via smart display screens in the US too.

At the moment, it’s still unclear as to when the company plans on launching the new rollout, which is expected to feature alongside the classic weather reports on the interface.

Remember, while climate change in the US may be underestimated, recent reports have proven how the US is getting harsher wildfire incidents due to poor air quality. And that is what leads to an increase in both smoke and other dust particles across the nation. Hence, this necessitates the use of air quality reports now more than ever.


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