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Do DIY Cloth Masks Protect Us From COVID-19?

DIY cloth masks to protect against viruses sounds like a crazy idea. Data shows masks work incredibly well, and they’re also really cheap. Surgical masks cost a few pennies, and they’re capable of filtering out 80% of particles down to 0.007 microns (14 times smaller than COVID-19). However, the COVID-19 … Read more

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Can Japanese Pitta Masks Protect Against Coronavirus?

COVID-19 has caused a surge in interest for all types of masks, including Japanese Pitta masks. Smart Air has received a flood of questions about how well they filter COVID-19 and other viruses. The Japanese Pitta masks are sleek and incredibly popular, but there’s little information available on how well … Read more

ASHRAE Recommended Air Changes Per Hour

Data shows that improving indoor ventilation can reduce the risk of virus transmission, and is recommended by the CDC. In this article, we’ll cover the ASHRAE recommended air changes per hour for offices, homes, schools, residential and hospitals, using the ASHRAE 62.1 and 62.2 guidelines. ASHRAE Recommended Air Changes Per … Read more

Air Purifiers in Dentist Offices for COVID-19 Protection

Air purifiers in dentist offices can help reduce COVID-19 spread and help protect dental patients. This is important as dentist offices may be high-risk areas for COVID-19 and delta variant spread. This article covers COVID-19 protection in dentist offices, including masks and air purifiers as possible means of reducing virus … Read more

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The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95 & KN95 Masks

Covid-19 and the Delta variant has led to a new surge in interest of how to clean and disinfect masks. Google searches for “wash N95 mask” and “wash KN95 mask” have sky-rocketed. Yet data-backed answers seem to be in short supply. The standard guidelines say to throw masks out and … Read more

Why are HEPA filters so expensive

Why Are HEPA Filters So Expensive?

The costs of replacement HEPA filters for air purifiers can quickly add up. A quick search on Amazon reveals some HEPA filters that cost hundreds of dollars. Should HEPA filters cost this much? Put simply: No! Read on to learn why HEPA filters shouldn’t be expensive, but why some companies … Read more

What is a HEPA filter and how does a HEPA filter work?

What Are HEPA Filters and How Do They Work?

The term “HEPA filter” can be confusing. What does HEPA stand for? What is a HEPA filter made from, and what actually makes it a HEPA filter? What is a HEPA Filter? “HEPA” stands for “high-efficiency particulate air” (filter). It sounds complicated, but HEPA air filters are nothing fancy. They … Read more

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