USC Environmental Health Centers

Current news, events and research projects of the Environmental Health Centers based at USC

Community Participatory Air Monitoring

USC Environmental Health Centers Community Engagement Team is using the monitors on this page to do various monitoring activities with community groups in the Los Angeles area. One such activity has been "A Day in the Life." For more info about "A Day in the Life" and resources associated with the program, click here.

AirBeam: The airbeam is a low cost mobile air monitor that measures PM 2.5. The device connects to the AirCasting Android app which displays the information on a map in real time. All crowdsourced data can be found at


Purple Air: The Purple Air is a low cost stationary air monitor measuring PM 2.5. The device broadcasts data from crowdsourced montiors around the world in real time on a map found here

CalEnviroScreen 3.0: "a screening methodology that can be used to help identify California communities that are disproportionately burdened by multiple sources of pollution." This tool gives percentile of pollution by census block compared to the rest of California.

Story Maps: a platform used to create visual displays using mapping, photos, and media.

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