How’s the Air Quality in Bangkok? See the Data

Bangkok saw some terrible air quality and high PM2.5 levels during the start of 2019, with news reports of schools closing and government limiting car usage. But just how bad is Bangkok’s air quality? I analyzed 2018’s PM2.5 data, provided by the Thailand Government monitor near the Chulalongkorn Hospital in Bangkok, … Read more

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HEPA Filters Improve Productivity in the Office

We know that air pollution is bad for our health, causing heart attacks, strokes, and lung cancer. But how about the more day-to-day impacts of air pollution including productivity, tiredness, and alertness? A recent Harvard study shows that poor indoor air quality is affecting employees more than once thought, and … Read more

WHO Updates Air Quality Guidelines, But Are They Safe?

After over 16 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its air quality guidelines, including its recommended limits for one of the world’s biggest killers, PM2.5 air pollution. The WHO lowered their annual PM2.5 limit by half, from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms per meter cubed.  This comes to welcome … Read more

The Dangers of High Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels

Although carbon dioxide (CO2) is a byproduct of many natural processes, high levels of CO2 can cause a variety of health effects on humans. In this article, we explain at what levels CO2 becomes dangerous and the negative health effects of these high CO2 levels. Also, how do CO2 levels … 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

Wildfire Smoke 10x More Dangerous Than Typical PM2.5, Study Shows

Current air regulations treat all PM2.5 air pollution as equally dangerous. But recent research suggests particulate matter in wildfire smoke is significantly more toxic than it is in typical outdoor ambient air pollution. Wildfire smoke may be far more dangerous than current air quality indexes indicate. Wildfire Smoke: Why PM2.5 … Read more

What Are Ionizer Air Purifiers and Do They Work?

The other day, someone on Quora asked whether ionizer air purifiers work and actually purify the air. This is an important question because ionizers are all over the place. Ionizer air purifiers are often marketed with a variety of names. These names include “ion air purifiers”, “negative ion air purifiers”, … Read more

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At What Point Is Exercise in Delhi Pollution Harmful?

Air pollution is one of the biggest killers in Delhi. So, it would make sense to wonder whether exercising on a polluted day in Delhi does more harm than good. Below is a picture of people exercising in Delhi with PM2.5 air pollution levels at 150 micrograms or an AQI … Read more

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