How Air Pollution Affects Your Mood

Air pollution affects nearly every organ in our body, but did you know air pollution affects your mood too? Research shows direct correlations between air pollution and a bad mood. PM2.5 Air Pollution Worsens Mood Researchers at MIT studied how air pollution affects mood across 144 cities in China. Using …

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Air Purifiers Help Treat Sleep Apnea? A CPAP Alternative?

The effects of air pollution on our health are well documented. But the effect air pollution has on sleep and making sleep apnea worse is not talked about enough. So what exactly is air pollution’s effect on sleep apnea? Can an air purifier be used as a CPAP alternative? Air …

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What Are Ionizer Air Purifiers and Do They Work?

What are ionizer air purifiers and do they work? This is an important question because ionizer air purifiers are all over the place. For example, I was at a friend’s apartment in the US, and I saw his tower fan air purifier had an ionizer button on it: Ionizer air …

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Closing Windows Oxygen Levels

Does Closing the Windows Starve Us of Oxygen?

Air purifiers work best in a closed room environment, but this makes some people worry that closing windows starves us of oxygen. Worried how long you can survive in an airtight room? Well, recent tests in a real apartment — with as many as seven people in a small room …

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Air purifier pre-filter tests lifespan of HEPA filter

Six Health Benefits of Air Purifiers

Research is abundant on the health benefits of air purifiers. Pollution is everywhere, and using HEPA air purifiers at home to reduce the amount of pollution you breathe in is one of the most underrated health hacks. In this article, we share six benefits of air purifiers that can significantly …

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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, …

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BBC Office Purifier Setup

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 …

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What Are Safe Air Quality Levels For Your Home?

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. So are these new guidelines safe air …

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