The University of Melbourne and the University of Tasmania today announced their investment into the newly established start-up “AirHealth”, the first integrated, Australia-wide service that will provide access to real time, location specific air quality information for the millions of Australians sensitive to air hazards such as pollen, pollution and bushfire smoke.
Pre-seed funding provided by each institution will be used to merge the University of Melbourne’s Pollen Forecast Service with the University of Tasmania’s AirRater service to create the new AirHealth entity. The merged service will be a single, trusted source of information on multiple environmental health hazards, including current and forecasted pollen levels, air pollution and thunderstorm asthma. It will also provide personalised and timely notifications for app users at their current location.
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