Category: Air Pollution

  • VOCs and Health-present in all our homes cancer is the main problem

    VOCs and Health-present in all our homes cancer is the main problem

    We are all becoming more aware of chemicals in our environment and the health effects. Volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) are used in home construction and in many of the products that we use every day. VOCs and health is a complicated issue but in this article I give a simple and practical approach. I deal […]

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  • Do I Need an Air Purifier?-no.. you need as least 2

    Do I Need an Air Purifier?-no.. you need as least 2

    This is a great question, one that gets more interesting the more you think about it. Most of us spend 90% of our time indoors in homes and workplaces that are better insulated and sealed than ever. So any pollutants or particles have a hard time getting out and tend to buildup in the recirculated […]

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  • How Can I Reduce Air Pollution In My Home?-30 easy ways

    How Can I Reduce Air Pollution In My Home?-30 easy ways

    It is becoming increasingly known that airborne particles harm human health and that indoor air is often 1.5 times more polluted than outdoor air, but can be 4 times more polluted. So more people are asking how can I reduce air pollution in my home? One of the things that most people do not yet […]

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  • Airborne Ultrafine Particles-do they accelerate aging?

    Airborne Ultrafine Particles-do they accelerate aging?

    I really sat up and took notice of ultrafine particles when I realized they could get straight into my blood stream and settle in my brain! I thought that cannot be good, and so I decided to look into ultrafine particles further. More than 90% of airborne particles in cities are ultrafine that is, less […]

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  • Do Air Purifiers Help With Mold?-Yes but 4 other things are “crucial”

    Do Air Purifiers Help With Mold?-Yes but 4 other things are “crucial”

    It is unpleasant to live with mold which can be difficult to get rid of. So an instant fix with an air purifier is very attractive. As a general rule an air purifier with a HEPA filter will easily remove mold spores. The air purifier needs to have a high enough air flow, at a […]

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  • How to Test Air Quality in Your Home-air quality meters from $35

    How to Test Air Quality in Your Home-air quality meters from $35

    It is impossible to see or smell air pollution in your home. So it is useful to have an air quality sensor to test the air in various parts of your home. Also very important for everyone who has an air purifier to have a device to measure air quality. Otherwise, it is possible to […]

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  • Can I Use Essential Oils in an Air Purifier?

    Can I Use Essential Oils in an Air Purifier?

    Essential oils come from aromatic plants. Their scent makes the indoor air smell great and makes you feel better. Rosemary oil, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree oil and peppermint oils are all favourite essential oils. However, they are a mixture of organic chemicals-terpenes and phenylpropanoid compounds. These are disused end products of metabolism, which are produced […]

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  • Do indoor plants purify the air effectively? -new science settles the issue

    Do indoor plants purify the air effectively? -new science settles the issue

    Everybody likes the idea of using indoor plants for indoor air cleaning. It seems a natural solution to the problems with pollution we face. But do they really work? If they do really work, is it to such an extent that you should buy some? If so, which plants should you buy? There are some […]

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