Study Finds Ionizers Increase Air Pollution

A peer-reviewed study from the University of Texas finds that ionizers increase air pollution, creating formaldehyde, ozone, and particulate. This data contrasts sharply with claims from air purifier companies that market ionizers as magical machines. One company in China claims that their machine’s negative ions “remove PM2.5 particulate pollution and …

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Smart Air Sqair air purifier used for clean air filtration in school classroom

70% of Teachers Turn Off or Lower Classroom Air Purifiers

Air purifiers in classrooms are more and more common due to the pandemic to reduce virus spread. Unfortunately, most classrooms do not get the full benefit of air purifiers because most of the time teachers end up turning them off or down! Why Are Teachers Turning Air Purifiers Off? In …

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Incense Sticks Elevate Dangerous PM2.5, Formaldehyde Levels

Researchers have tested the air pollution released by incense sticks, and it’s not pretty! Frankincense, myrrh, and nag champa incense are often used in these sticks. Although you may enjoy the scent, these incense sticks can be quite dangerous to your health. The burning of incense sticks releases two dangerous …

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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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Are Essential Oils and Oil Diffusers Safe?

The use of essential oil diffusers such as the popular “Air Wick Essential Mist Diffuser” can be extremely relaxing. Many essential oils such as lavender, tea tree, and eucalyptus are touted to have a variety of benefits ranging from pain relief to boosting your mood. But can essential oil diffusers actually …

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Two Tools to Help Reduce Asbestos Risk In Home

40,000 American lives are lost each year due to asbestos-related diseases. This health risk has led over 60 countries to ban asbestos (but not the US). At Smart Air, we are all about creating affordable and effective clean air tools to keep you safe. Let’s take a look at what …

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How to Remove Cigarette Smoke Smell and Pollutants

Cigarette smoke smell and the dangerous pollutants in secondhand smoke can be extremely unpleasant. The health danger is serious, with a study showing one cigarette produces 10-times the amount of dangerous particulates than a diesel car. So how can we remove cigarette smoke smell and the cancer-causing pollutants in it? …

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Can Air Purifiers Remove Asbestos From the Air?

Asbestos are extremely dangerous and cause cancer. Can air purifiers remove asbestos from the air and make your home safer? To know how effective air purifiers are at removing asbestos from the air, we first need to know whether asbestos is solid or gas. HEPA purifiers capture particles, not gases. …

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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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