Toronto library card holders can now borrow carbon dioxide monitors for a week to check indoor air quality in their homes.
The Toronto Public Library (TPL) launched the program on Monday. The library system has 50 carbon dioxide monitors that members can borrow from its digital innovation hubs located in eight branches across the city.
Each Aranet4 monitor comes with a “quick start” guide and a fact sheet on how to interpret the levels. Nearly half of the devices have been loaned out already.
“You can use a CO2 monitor to measure indoor air quality,” TPL says on its website. “Knowing the CO2 levels can help you take steps to improve ventilation and lower the risk of airborne infections. Poor ventilation has been shown to cause symptoms such as tiredness and headaches.”
TPL said it’s important to remember that the devices are not carbon monoxide detectors designed to save lives….