Learn more about air quality and its impact from our scientists and experts
Learn more about air quality and its impact from our scientists and experts
Air Quality 101
What are global air quality standards?
WHO Air Quality Guidelines suggest benchmarks for air pollutants.
How far does air pollution travel?
Air pollution can travel far from the sources, even across countries.
What is PM2.5 and why does it matter?
PM2.5 is a particle less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter.
Is PM2.5 bad for my health?
PM2.5 is toxic to the human body dan can enter our lungs, causing diseases.
Why is air quality data important?
Air quality data helps us to know the state of air we breathe and make prevention.
What is Air Quality Index (AQI)?
The AQI measures how clean or polluted the air is in a location.
How is Jakarta’s air quality?
Jakarta's air quality has become one of the worst due to nearby economic activity.
Is PM2.5 dangerous for children?
PM2.5 leads to allergies and asthma in kids and reduces lung function.
Is PM2.5 bad for my skin?
Exposure to PM2.5 can cause skin irritation and even skin cancer.
Is PM2.5 dangerous for elderly people?
Air pollution is the leading contributor to early mortality among the elderly.
What about exercise and air quality?
It’s safest to exercise when the AQI color is green or yellow.
How can I protect myself and my family from air pollution?
Check the AQI, spend less time outside, and wear a mask to protect yourself from pollution.
What is indoor air pollution and why is it dangerous?
Indoor air pollution may be hazardous to breathe.
What causes indoor air pollution?
The outdoors or activities inside the building can contribute to indoor air.
Coughing? Difficulty breathing? Asthma? It could be due to indoor air pollution.
PM2.5 can build up indoors and affect our health problems.
Why should we monitor air quality at home?
Monitoring our air quality is like a health check-up.
Everything you need to know about indoor air purification.
Air purifiers will help you to improve your indoor air quality.
Does indoor pollution affect my children?
Air pollution affects lung development, concentration, and even IQ in children.
How outdoor air gets inside our homes?
Pollution enters your room through seepage, the cracks in your walls.
5 myths about outdoor air quality
Trees around us improve the air quality. It must be very healthy.
4 myths about indoor air quality
Indoor air quality is always better than outdoor air quality.
How does indoor air quality affect the spread of COVID-19?
PM2.5 can act as a vehicle for the virus.
How nafas gathers air quality data
We use Airly PM2.5 to measure outdoor air pollution and collect hyperlocal data every day.
How Air Pollution Reduces Life Expectancy - The Air Quality Life Index
The Air Quality Life Index, developed by the Energy Policy Institute, proves to us that air pollution is the world’s leading threat to life expectancy.
August Air Quality
Here are 10 key takeaways from the data we collected from 46 locations across 10 regions.
Air Quality in The Greater Jakarta Area Improves During PSBB: 5 Key Takeaways from 48 Ground Sensors
PSBB brings some good news about decreasing air pollution in Jakarta.
November 2020: Jabodetabek Air Quality Report
The air quality in November is relatively good compared to previous months.
Tips to maximize your nafas experience
You’ve downloaded the app. You can see the air quality numbers from over 180 sensors. Now what?
Why is air quality worse at night and early morning?
You’ve probably looked at the nafas app at 11PM at night or at 6AM and wondered to yourself, what is going on?
3 tips for using your aria AirTest
Setting up notifications, keeping track, and comparing with the outside all help you stay updated.
3 tips for using your aria Pure40
Set your desired AQI levels, make your schedule, and keep track of your healthy air!
What is the Virus Risk Index and how does it work?
The Virus Risk Index helps you create the best indoor environment to lower the risk of virus transmission.
Three Easy Steps To Improve Your Indoor Air Quality And Keep The Virus Risk Index Low
Keep an eye on the air quality, purify it, and ventilate the air.
HEPA Purifiers & COVID: How To Select A HEPA Purifier For Your Home
Here is a list to keep in mind when selecting a HEPA purifier, the ideal air purifier for your room.
We’ve built a CADR Calculator to help you find the right purifier for your home
A free and simple tool to calculate the CADR you need to keep your home air quality healthy.
Three Reasons Why Air Quality Got Worse During PPKM
The impact of economic activity on Jakarta's air quality is much bigger than you think.
New Feature: Letting You Know When To Open Windows & Doors With The Ventilation Alert
With The Ventilation Alert, we help you to improve your air circulation to be much better.
Nafas has arrived in Bandung and Surabaya
A little step with a big hope that local citizens can be more aware of the air quality around them.
Squid Game’s Red Light Green Light and Air Quality
Warning: Spoiler Ahead. If you haven’t watched the show, better go watch it now and come back here.
What is the difference between our Square, Circle, and Triangle sensors on the map?
Different shapes imply different measured pollutants.
How can air pollution take away our life expectancy?
Air pollution can affect our health issues. It comes from the giant coal-fired power plants around us.
Nafas Airwrapped: A Recap of your 2021 Air Quality
And just like that, we are at the end of 2021. The new year has brought a lot of fat macarons, viral sandwiches, and more lockdowns.
Can Air Quality be Good and Bad at the same time? Let's look at Bogor
Sensors located close together normally display the same air quality pattern, but, the data by Nafas shows that the Bogor region is separated into two groups.
It’s the rainy season, Why is Air Quality Worse than Last Year?
The first blog of our 2021 Insight Series, a 10-part deep dive into air quality insights discovered by Data Science Team at Nafas over the course of 2021.
PPKM Darurat didn’t improve Air Quality in Jakarta
Here is the second part of our 2021 Insight Series, a 10 part deep dive into air quality insights that the Data Science Team at Nafas discovered over the course of 2021.
Here is Why You Should Reschedule Your Morning Exercise
You’ve always scheduled your workout in the morning. But is that the healthiest time to exercise in polluted cities like Jakarta and even Tangerang?
How Indoor Air Quality Strategies Reduce The Risk of COVID-19 Transmission
As we enter the new normal, more science about how the virus behaves has become clear. This is how we can help reduce the risk of transmission.
How does air pollution affect the baby sunbathing?
Morning baby sunbathing is essential, but air quality must still be considered to keep your baby safe.
Setting alerts for sunbathing your baby
Set an alert in the Nafas app to know the best time to sunbathe your baby.
Does planting trees really solve the air pollution problem?
Staying in green areas does not mean you are free of air pollution. Here is why.
Does air pollution threaten children's health?
Air pollution brings a serious problem that endangers children's development.
Save your child from air pollution with the 'Save Favorites' feature!
By saving your kids' playground, school, and home with this feature, you can check the air quality with ease.
Learn the recommended exercise duration with this feature!
This feature will suggest you how long you can exercise in the polluted air condition.
When is the best time to exercise if there is high air pollution?
Finding exercise time can be hard these days. Our 'Set Air Quality Alert' feature will help you tackle this problem!
Equivalency between air pollution and smoking cigarettes
The research suggests exposure to pollution in major cities can cause similar risks to smoking cigarettes per day.
Exercising in polluted air: good or bad?
Air pollution may cancel out the health benefits of exercise, studies show.
What are the colors and symbols on the Nafas map?
Nafas has three symbols and six colors on the sensor on the map to describe air quality.
How does air pollution affect someone who exercises?
Pollutants can enter the exercisers' circulatory system, disrupting the body system.
How does outdoor air pollution affect indoor air quality?
Outdoor air pollution can enter your building, even in unseen ways.
Introducing Nafas Insights
A brief recap of the air quality in your location over the last 7 days, only for you.
Does rain improve air quality?
Rain has a relatively small impact on reducing air pollutants.
WFH & WFO: Which causes the increase of pollution?
Both WFH and WFO see an increase in Jakarta's air pollution.
New sensors have arrived: Semarang, Surabaya, and Malang!
A step with great hope for Semarang, Surabaya, and Malang residents for good air quality!
Can sea breeze help the air quality improvement?
It appears that sea breezes have an impact on Jabodetabek's air quality as well.
How to use nafas app?
A short guide for those of you who are just starting to explore with the nafas app!
Nafas x Pinhome: How to improve air quality at home?
Regularly checking the air quality helps you maintain a healthy home air quality.
Nafas x Pinhome: Collaborative Research on Air Quality in Jabodetabek
Nafas, together with Pinhome, collaborated on air quality research for Jabodetabek.
Why do some skin problems arise? Air pollution may be the trigger
The abnormalities of human skin health are exacerbated by air pollution.
Scientists found how never-smokers' exposure to PM2.5 may result in lung cancer
PM2.5 does not 'damage cells', but 'wakes up' damaged cells.
Does air pollution cause irregular heart rhythms in healthy teenagers?
The study found that PM2.5 triggers arrhythmia in healthy teenagers.
How does PM2.5 pollution affect children's risk of ADHD and autism?
PM2.5 can harm developing brain cells and change brain size in children.
Masuk Angin: Could it really be caused by air pollution?
It's not a cold, but an effect of air pollution.
How do wind patterns and geographical conditions make air quality different across Java?
The air quality of cities in the north and south of Java is different.
For the First Time, PM2.5 Is Discovered in Unborn Babies: A Study Found
Recently, scientists found that soot particles can cross the placenta and enter the organs of fetuses.
Is there any link between PM2.5 pollution and depression?
Air pollution is increasingly being linked to mental health problems.
Does PM2.5 pollution affect productivity in the workplace?
Air quality matters for workers’ productivity and cognitive ability.
Can air pollution really cause diabetes?
Several pieces of evidence show exposure to air pollution can raise one's risk of developing diabetes.
How does PM2.5 pollution increase the risk of dementia?
The notion of air pollution raising the risk of dementia has been around for some time.
What is a "hyperlocal source” of air pollution?
Different areas have different levels of air pollution. There are some factors involved.
Are the levels of PM2.5 pollution outside the same as the levels of pollution I breathe in?
The amount of PM2.5 pollution inhaled by each person varies and is not the same as the amount in the ambient air.
What are the sources of air pollution?
We are surrounded by sources of air pollution without even realizing it.
6 Effective steps to protect yourself from air pollution
Understand this 6 effective steps to protect yourself from air pollution.
Does the 'bowl' shape affect air quality in Bandung?
Apparently, Bandung's unique topography affects how clean the air is.
'Alerts': Air Quality Reminder for Your Specific Needs
Nafas provides a special feature to remind you of the air quality in locations that are important to you.
Air Pollution Party 2022 — Most Polluted Cities in Java & Bali Championship
Welcome to the Pollution Party 2022—The first and probably only air quality competition ever held in Indonesia!
#MythDebunked: Is “Greening” Enough to Conquer Air Pollution?
Is greening as a solution to conquer air pollution only a myth or not? Let’s find out the truth in #MythDebunked now!
Nafas AQ Championship 2022 Round of 16: Find out who goes to next round!
To join the world cup euphoria, Nafas presented Air Quality Championship 2022! Let's check it out!
Nafas AQ Championship 2022’s Finals: We found the champion!
Nafas Air Quality Championship 2022 (Pollution Party) has reached the final. Who is the winner?
New Year, New Resolution to Reduce Air Pollution!
Happy new year 2023, Nafas residents! Let's start a new fresh from ourselves, start small, be consistent, and start now.
SENGAL: The Truth about Air Pollution in Jakarta
SENGAL, is a documentary film which tells us the untold truth of air pollution in Jakarta.
Get to know 4 super features in the Nafas app!
There are four features (we call it super features!) that you can enjoy to maximize your experience using our application.
Clean Air Zone, An Alternative to Stay Healthy in a Polluted City
Let us introduce our newest innovation by Nafas, Clean Air Zone, automating healthy air!
DKI Jakarta’s Pollution Rank drops from 12 to 20. Has the air quality finally improved?
The World Air Quality Report 2022 is out! Have we successfully reduced the source of air pollution?
Serious health threat: Alarming increase of 200% in air pollution levels during mid-March
There is an increase of air pollution up to 200% in the middle of March 2023! Check this article out to see affected areas.
Clean Air Zone
Introducing Clean Air Zone
Maintaining indoor air quality shouldn’t be difficult. That’s what encourages nafas to develop Clean Air Zone, a subscription-based service that combines filtration and air quality monitoring to keep your business's indoor air healthy.
How to Make Your Business a Clean Air Zone?
Glad to see your commitment and interest in maintaining the quality of your business indoor air. Now we will explain step by step to make your business a Clean Air Zone!
What Are the Benefits of Being CAZ?
We have compiled all the things that you can get just by a monthly subscription Clean Air Zone!
How Healthy Indoor Air Quality can Boost Your Business Performance?
Clean Air Zone by Nafas is ready to be your business partner, as a healthy indoor air quality service provider.
Be Healthy and Positive with UNION Yoga
Union Yoga is now a Clean Air Zone! Let's get to know more about Union Yoga.
Breathe Better Air at Breathe Studio
Breathe Studio is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Breathe Studio.
Hustling with HUSTLE House
Hustle House is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Hustle House.
Get Better Mood and Air with Mood Studio
Mood Studio is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Mood Studio.
Dare To Be Marvelous and Active with TOMA Studio
TOMA Studio is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look TOMA Studio.
Keep Your Pace with Pace Performance
Pace Performance is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Pace Performance.
Dandelion: The Most Realistic Lash Extensions Expert
Dandelion is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Dandelion.
Bumi Pilates: Your neighborhood Pilates studio
Bumi Pilates is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Bumi Pilates.
Beauty Begins From You, Starts From Studio K
Studio K is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Studio K.
#TrainToPerform with Gowlab
GOWLAB is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at GOWLAB.
Pamper Yourself with Boenga Nails & Relax
Boenga Nails & Relax is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Boenga Nails & Relax.
Mighty Minds: Helping Curiosity to Grow in Preschool
Mighty Minds is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Mighty Minds.
Tindik: Safe, sterile, and hygienic piercings for all of you
Tindik is a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at Tindik.
DOOspace as #yourhealthpartner
DOOspaceis a part of Clean Air Zone! Let's take a closer look at DOOspace.
Self-love at Senopati: Breathe Studio & Dandelion
We have two Clean Air Zone destination recommendations in Senopati area for you who wants to pamper yourself!
Experience Yoga Nirvana: Discover 3 Yoga Studios in Jakarta with a Certified Clean & Healthy Air
Attention yoga lovers, check out these three Clean Air Zone certified yoga studio recommendations! 🧘
Mighty Minds Preschool, First Clean Air Zone Certified School in Indonesia
On March 1st 2023, Nafas finally introduced its newest innovation, Clean Air Zone!
Check out 3 cool gym and pilates studio in South Jakarta!
If you’re looking for a recommendation to do some exercise or pilates this weekend, check out our Clean Air Zone of the week!