Medixine launched today an air quality notification service for the general public in the greater Helsinki area and city of Turku in Finland. The service sends text messages to users when the concentration of certain particles, nitrous oxides or ozone reach significant levels. The service is most important for people with asthma, allergies, other lung disease and cardiac disease. Also families with babies have shown a big interest in the service.
Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority (HSY) provides the air quality information for Helsinki area and environmental bureau of city of Turku for the Turku area.
The service is based on a succesful pilot with HSY last year.
The service can be ordered at www.ilmanlaatuviesti.fi.