Have you heard? Starting this month, you’ll be able to borrow a carbon dioxide (CO2) monitor from any of Nova Scotia’s nine public library regions.
What is a CO2 monitor?
CO2 monitors allow individuals to keep an eye on air quality. High readings may indicate that the ventilation around the monitor is not sufficient and that steps are needed to improve the air quality.
NOTE: The CO2 monitors are not carbon monoxide detectors and are not life safety devices.
How do I borrow a CO2 monitor?
To borrow one of the portable battery-powered CO2 monitors, check your library catalogue:
Halifax Public Libraries: https://www.halifaxpubliclibraries.ca/catalogue/
Libraries outside of Halifax: https://library.novascotia.ca/map
Where can I learn more about CO2 monitoring and how to use the monitors for screening purposes?
- NS Public Libraries CO2 Fact Sheet: English | French
- Health Canada - Carbon Dioxide in Your Home: English | French
- Health Canada - Improve Air Quality in your Home: English | French
- Information about the Aranet4 CO2 Monitor and CO2: Aranet website
The CO2 monitors are intended for home and personal use and are not intended to replace professional air quality monitoring.