THREE OF THE BEST: AIR POLLUTION MONITORS

Awair, £169; getawair.co.uk Track the release of toxic chemicals in everyday materials and monitor allergy-triggering dust along with moisture levels (to reduce mould) and CO2 (to boost your productivity and decision making). Ambient and geographic information enables the device to offer you personal tips to improve air quality. A choice of models lets you focus on sleep, allergies, productivity or general health.

Foobot, £170; foobot.io Get an instant indication of air quality (VOCs, particulate matter, humidity and temperature) with six paired LEDs which glow a calming blue if all is well and reduce in number or begin to glow bright orange when toxins are present. Pair with home automation systems to switch on smart ventilation/air purifiers, and tag ‘pollution events’ on the app to see what is causing the rise in toxins in your home.

Healthy Home Coach, £89.99; netatmo.com Monitors and records air quality, humidity, temperature and noise. Simply tap the top of the device to view the health of your home (blue is good, red is poor). The accompanying app gives tailored advice for each family member – such as asthma sufferers, babies – for different seasons and times of day. It works with other smart devices.

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