Monitoring Air Quality

Last time I posted China and Europe were worried about the air quality, now it looks like some people in Canada are taking a second look. In the post, Ron Dembo, makes a good point,

"I propose that we monitor the air in our homes, schools, and offices in addition to our neighborhoods… it will save us large amounts of money in the long run. It is technologically feasible and it could make a large dent on the government’s bill for health care, something that is getting out of hand."

The Canadian government, like the United States, estimates annual government spending on issues of air quality in the billions. Constant monitoring would definitely add to some immediate costs, but maybe it would be good in the long run. What do you think?

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