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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|

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|

When should you wear a pollution mask?

When to wear a pollution mask There is a growing consensus that pollution is a global problem, especially since China declared a war on pollution. This has resulted in more transparent reporting, as well as increased availability of data from sources all over the world. However, neither has resulted in improved understanding of pollution [...]

By |May 24th, 2016|

Everyday things you can’t live without that originated in the military

Everyday things you can’t live without that originated in the military Your daily life is filled with products that originated in the military. If you're reading this on your computer, you're using one right now. War times are times of scarcity and result in innovation and more efficient use of what is available, resulting [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|

History of Respirators

The history of respirators Throughout history, people have had to deal with air pollution and smog, owing to excessive coal use in the home and for production, pollution from mining and increased emissions resulting from expanding industrial processes. Since the 14th Century, London has been afflicted by thick smog, which Londoners came to refer [...]

By |March 28th, 2016|

Fireworks and Air Pollution

Fireworks add fun to festivities, but they are a source of air pollution and respiratory complications Hardly any festivity or occasion goes by without a fireworks display. The explosions, the colours and the overall thrill that comes with exploding fireworks, means that no celebration can go by without this festivity favourite.   But with [...]

By |March 1st, 2016|

Indoor Air Pollution

Indoor Air Pollution The smog that falls over most Chinese cities and the occasional red alerts issued by authorities leave no question about the need to protect yourself against air pollution while outdoors. However, studies show that people are as much in danger of exposure to pollution indoors as they are outdoors. Jones Lang [...]

By |February 3rd, 2016|

5 tips for exercising in polluted areas

It’s definitely more enjoyable to go for a jog in the park than to work out in a stuffy gym. But when living in a heavily polluted city, it’s easy to put off exercising, for fear of inhaling large amounts of particulate matter, ozone and other pollutants. Have you put off exercising because of air pollution? It's time to rethink that decision!... READ MORE

By |January 20th, 2016|
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