Students Using QT3 Portable HEPA Air Purifier in Schools

The Smart Air team is all about open data – not only do we run independent tests, but we also run real-life tests! Recently, a UK customer shared her experience of purchasing a QT3 portable air purifier for her clinically vulnerable son to use at his school. The response was staggering – …

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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 …

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Which Way Round Should a Surgical Face Mask Go?

Surgical masks are designed to be worn in one direction only. However, it can be difficult to know which way round a medical face mask should go. Should the blue side face out, or in? Some surgical masks are white all over, which way round should these white face masks …

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The Best Way to Clean and Disinfect N95 & KN95 Masks

Covid-19 has led to a new surge in interest in 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 use new ones. I.e. …

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N95 versus KN95 Mask Difference Standards

What’s the Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks?

With such similar-sounding names, it can be confusing to understand the difference between N95 and KN95 masks. What are KN95 masks, and are they the same as N95 masks? This handy chart explains the similarities and differences between N95 and KN95 masks.  N95 vs. KN95 Comparison Chart Source: 3M – …

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What Mask to Choose? Best Masks For Viruses, Air Pollution

Masks can be incredibly effective tools to protect your health from air pollution and viruses such as COVID. But mask effectiveness and comfort can vary greatly depending on the mask. In this article, we take a look at how to choose the best mask and the factors you should consider …

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Wearable Air Purifier Necklaces: Do They Work?

Small, wearable air purifier necklaces have become popular to protect against viruses and other pollutants. They’re small, lightweight, portable, and fairly cheap. Here’s one personal air purifier on Amazon claiming to eliminate germs, dust, viruses, COVID-19, and more from the air. In the Philippines, President Duterte has been seen wearing …

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6 Amazing 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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3 Steps to Find Authentic KN95 Masks and Avoid Fakes

KN95 masks are one of the most popular respiratory masks on the market for COVID-19 protection. The CDC states that authentic KN95 masks provide the highest protection against COVID-19. The issue is the CDC stated 60% of KN95 masks on the market do not actually pass KN95 standards. So how …

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