13 Deputy Art Di­rec­tor Philippe Blanchin tests for tox­ins with the ‘Awair’ air mon­i­tor

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What does it do?

‘Awair’ is a gad­get the size of a brick that claims to track tox­ins and chem­i­cals in your home’s air and give you per­son­alised rec­om­men­da­tions to help im­prove it.

How does it work?

Down­load the Awair app and con­nect it to the unit via Blue­tooth by typ­ing in the four digit code that flashes up on the Awair’s screen dur­ing setup. Af­ter a few min­utes, rat­ings of be­tween one and five for cat­e­gories such as tem­per­a­ture, hu­mid­ity, CO2 and dust will ap­pear. These scores com­bine to give an over­all rat­ing of be­tween one and 100 – 100 be­ing per­fect. My flat had a good rat­ing of 82, de­spite some se­ri­ous hu­mid­ity from boil­ing pasta, dry­ing wash­ing and a steamy shower – I was not entirely con­vinced.

Do I need it in my life?

Ad­vice such as ‘Crack open a window’ feels more com­mon sense than sci­en­tific feed­back. A week­end stay in the countryside would prob­a­bly do my lungs more good. £179 (getawair.com).

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