How far can wildfire smoke travel?

How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?

Smoke from wildfires is a serious health concern. So questions often come up: How far can wildfire smoke travel? Can someone in New York be affected from the California wildfires thousands of miles away? Do Australian bushfires affect the entire country? During the ravaging California wildfires in September of 2020, … Read more

How Pollution Affects Children

How Air Pollution Affects Children’s Health

Air pollution affects all of us, including children. In recent years, more research has been done on how air pollution affects children’s health and the results are scary. In fact, the WHO recently published a 172 page paper on the damaging effects air pollution has on children. They started the … Read more

Are double masks better?

Is Wearing Two Masks Better Than One?

The director of the NIH Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it seems like common sense that wearing two masks is better than one. So we decided to test whether two layers of the same material is better than one layer. Note that there may be other benefits of wearing double … Read more

Study Finds Ionizers Increase Air Pollution

A peer-reviewed study from the University of Texas finds that ionizers increase air pollution, creating formaldehyde, ozone, and particulate. This data contrasts sharply with claims from air purifier companies that market ionizers as magical machines. One company in China claims that their machine’s negative ions “remove PM2.5 particulate pollution and … Read more

How Wildfires In California Affect Air Quality

It is no surprise that wildfires affect air quality. Pollution from wildfires in California and Australia over the years has greatly affected air quality levels. Pictures like the one above show the large amounts of smoke and pollution produced by these wildfires in California. But how exactly does the smoke … Read more

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

Best Air Purifier to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Wildfire smoke that can cause short and long term health impacts. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution. It contains dangerous VOC gases and small particles … Read more

Singapore Pollution Over WHO Limit

Singapore Air Quality (AQI) and Air Pollution Levels

Air Quality and Pollution in Singapore Singapore has an air pollution problem and has suffered from poor air quality for years. From 2014-2020, Singapore average daily air quality exceeded the WHO annual pollution limits on an average of nearly 6 out of 7 days of the week. What’s more, Singapore … Read more

Where Does Indonesia and Jakarta’s Air Pollution Come From?

Indonesia’s air pollution levels have severely worsened in recent years. From 2013 to 2016 alone, Indonesia’s air pollution doubled. In 2019, Jakarta averaged over 4 times (40 micrograms) the WHO recommended healthy limit of PM.5 air pollution. With pollution levels worsening to dangerous levels, many may wonder where Indonesia and … Read more

Calgary Canada one of least polluted cities in the world

25 Least Polluted Cities in the World (2021 Rankings)

Air pollution is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Therefore you may be curious: “What are the least polluted cities in the world?”. Or which country has the least amount of air pollution? Smart Air analyzed 2021 air pollution data from 540 major cities spanning 182 … Read more

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