An app by leading Australian scientists
Learn how air quality affects your health, and how you can better manage your symptoms
Get up-to-date information about air quality, including smoke, pollen and temperature, everywhere this information is available. Our data comes from trustworthy scientific sources, such as the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology.
AirRater allows you to track symptoms such as sneezing, itchy eyes or shortness of breath. These symptoms are often the result of exposure to something in the air, like smoke or pollen. Over time, AirRater will build up a picture of when and where you get these symptoms.
Over time, AirRater will help you work out if you are sensitive to air pollution, pollen or temperature and if certain conditions can trigger your symptoms. Once AirRater has worked out your triggers, it will send you a notification when those conditions are present in your location.
AirRater keeps track of air pollution through a network of air monitoring stations. In places where there are no air monitoring stations, it fills the gaps using using modelling developed by CSIRO (https://ecos.csiro.au/air-quality-forecasting/)
AirRater keeps track of temperature and alerts you when extremely hot or cold weather is on the way. Having advanced notice of temperature extremes allows you to be well prepared.
AirRater’s pollen network provides daily pollen counts for select sites across Australia. We collect data on over 25 native and introduced pollen types so you can find out what’s in flower now and see how different pollen species might be affecting your symptoms.
Monitoring and sensing equipment captures information on air quality, pollen and temperature. At the same time, you can log symptoms of asthma, allergy and hay fever, or any other symptoms of your choosing. AirRater can help you work out what environmental conditions trigger your symptoms, and then generate alerts when these triggers are elevated.Read More