3M air conditioner filter

Do 3M Air Conditioner Filters Work?

Filtering air is incredibly simple. All you need is a fan and a filter. In fact, they’re so simple it’s even possible to DIY your own air purifier. So that begs the question: can a filter be attached to an air conditioning unit to create an air purifier? Smart Air puts … Read more

Does Activated Carbon Really Work

Does Activated Carbon Really Work in Filters?

Companies sell activated carbon filters (also called “charcoal filters”) to remove chemicals like formaldehyde and benzene, but does carbon really work? The Smart Air lab put real-world carbon filters to the test. Who Needs Carbon Filters Anyway? I wrote early on that my number one concern in China is particulate … Read more

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Tips to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Wildfire smoke 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 (PM2.5) that … Read more

Best Air Purifiers for Wildfire Smoke

Air purifiers are key to protecting yourself from wildfire smoke in your home. But with the number of purifiers on the market, it can be confusing to know which are the best air purifiers for wildfire smoke. In this article, we dive into what to look for when buying an … Read more

Simple Trick to Breathe Clean Air After Samut Prakan Factory Blast

Toxic chemicals have polluted Bangkok air since the Samut Prakan factor blast on July 5th. How can residents protect themselves and filter out these dangerous gases from their homes? Luckily, there is a relatively simple trick to remove dangerous chemicals from your home. Large Amounts of Cancer Causing Styrene Released … 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

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

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