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Air quality tools: AirVisual Earth

AirVisual Earth AirVisual (airvisual.com) has steadily become one of the most reliable sources of air quality data. Displaying the Air Quality Index (AQI) near you, it also compares the most polluted cities at any given hour. Writing this on the 29th of June, 2017, Beijing and Chengdu are low on the list. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [...]

By |June 29th, 2017|

O! Zone!

Ozone Entrapment You probably know that CO2 emissions, and even more so fine particular matter (PM2), can have disastrous consequences for air quality and health. But what about ozone (O3)? A study by the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) published in Geophysical Research Letters shows that, by 2050, [...]

By |May 25th, 2017|

Air Pollution and Heart Health: the essentials

Air Pollution and Heart Health: the essentials Air pollution is bad and it endangers your well-being on many different levels. For example, the American Heart Association estimates that someone dies from cardiovascular disease about every 40 seconds in the United States. These deaths are caused by high blood pressure, high cholesterol, a smoking habit, [...]

By |May 11th, 2017|

Nebuliser vs Pollution Mask

Nebuliser vs Pollution Mask Many of us face living in a polluted environment every day. Whether we commute to work, go out to eat, or simply go for a stroll on a lazy Sunday afternoon, pollution can be a constant companion in the metropoles of today. Fortunately, modern technology puts several responsive measures at [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|

Air pollution journey through your body

Air pollution journey through your body   Let us get personal. I live in Beijing for the simple reason that I love it. Let’s just say there’s something in the air - something addictive, like nicotine… It also turns out there is something else in the air that isn’t so addictive. On clear days, [...]

By |March 7th, 2017|

By the warm smog of an open fire

By the warm smog of an open fire The only thing that soothes Brits in winter is the warm glow of an open fire. According to some, the decreased electricity bills also wager in the equation. The other cost of wood-burning has become rather apparent at the end of January, however, when London's usual [...]

By |February 1st, 2017|

What is ‘Air Pollution’?

What is 'Air Pollution?' Air pollution can be seen as one of the most severe threats to public health of the 21st century, and it seems to be getting worse. As today’s metropolitan centers are largely inescapable for many of us, air pollution is a reality that should be taken seriously and addressed adequately. [...]

By |January 13th, 2017|

Ways to Measure Air Pollution

Ways to measure Air Pollution Air quality index (AQI) is a measure used for reporting the daily air quality, by factoring the level of pollutants in the air. Different countries use different indices for measuring air quality by monitoring some or all of the following pollutants: carbon monoxide, PM2.5, PM10, Nitrogen dioxide, ground Ozone [...]

By |December 30th, 2016|

Should you wear a pollution mask when flying?

Should you wear a pollution mask when flying? When we think about air pollution and the damage it does to our health we are usually thinking about diesel fumes from cars or the smoke that comes from factories. When we fly we need to be aware of another kind of air pollution. We have [...]

By |November 9th, 2016|

Fashionista’s advice

Fashion and Pollution Masks For a widespread of cities around the world facing the growing epidemic of pollution, checking the daily AQI forecast has become synonymous with checking the daily weather forecast. We all love that bright sunny day spotted with white billowy clouds and a fresh breeze – perfect conditions to inspire outdoor [...]

By |October 4th, 2016|
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