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Air quality tools: AirVisual Earth

AirVisual Earth AirVisual ( 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|

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|

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|
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