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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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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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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How Smart Air Disrupted the Air Purifier Industry [Podcast]

In this podcast, Smart Air founder University of Chicago professor Thomas Talhelm shares the story of how Smart Air sparked a revolution in the air purifier industry. The revolution started when Thomas was in China for his Ph.D. thesis and realized it cost $1000 to buy an air purifier. Instead …

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How to Choose a Commercial Air Purifier in 2022

COVID-19 and air pollution have forced businesses around the world to turn to air purifiers to make their air safe. But larger spaces need larger more powerful commercial air purifiers. Let’s take a look at the important things to know when buying a large commercial air purifier. What to Look …

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EN1822 HEPA Filter Standard: Everything You Need to Know

Wondering what the EN1822 HEPA filter standard is, and when to use it? This article covers the scope and history of the EN1822 standard, the different EN1822 filter classifications, and the test methods used. Jump to the relevant section: EN1822 Standard Overview & History Performance Classifications of the EN1822 Standard. …

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