Romain Lacombe creates technology to track and forecast air quality levels in real time.

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With his environmental technology startup Plume Labs, inventor Romain Lacombe builds advanced technologies to help citizens measure, track, map and forecast the quality of the air they breathe. Plume's free app sends live smog alerts to help you take action against pollution. "Air quality is the first avoidable cause of death today," Lacombe says. "Yet no tech company or government agency is addressing it with our focus, resolve and citizen-centric approach." Lacombe's team is currently developing Flow, a wearable air-quality sensor that analyzes ambient air quality, alerting users as well as creating crowdsourced air-quality maps.

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