WHO Updates Air Quality Guidelines, But Are They Safe?

After over 16 years of no updates, the World Health Organization (WHO) finally 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 recommended annual limit of PM2.5 pollution by half, from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms.  … 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

Exercising in Delhi air pollution

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

Air Purifiers For Mold and Mildew Removal

Over 50% of homes in America have mold growing in them. Mold can be a hassle to deal with, especially in damp areas such as basements. So, are air purifiers of any use for mold and mildew removal? Although air purifiers do not remove mold and mildew from the wall, … Read more

Health Effects of Volcanic Eruptions: Respiratory Diseases

Health effects of volcanic eruptions are often overshadowed by the awing spectacle of the eruption. But as we previously discussed, volcanos emit a variety of pollutants in the air and these pollutants can travel for thousands of miles! One of the major health dangers of volcanic eruptions and the emitted … Read more

Air Pollution: Silent Killer

120,000 Deaths in India Due to Air Pollution in 2020

Air pollution kills hundreds of people in India every day. Due pollution being a “silent” killer, most do not even grasp how much pollution affects our health. As per WHO research over 92% of people in the world is breathing unsafe air with high air pollution levels. Statistics regarding deaths … Read more

WHOs Air Quality Guidelines Are Actually Unsafe

Here’s Why the WHO Air Quality Guidelines Are Unsafe

In 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its most recent guidelines on safe air quality and pollution levels. The problem? More recent research shows these WHO air quality recommendations are actually NOT safe. What Are the WHO Recommended Safe Air Pollution Levels? The WHO gives recommendations for 5 air pollutants: PM2.5, … Read more

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