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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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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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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5 Simple Steps to Running a Formaldehyde Cookout

Newly renovated apartments and offices typically have high levels of formaldehyde. One of the most effective ways of removing formaldehyde is to run a formaldehyde cookout. But what is a formaldehyde cookout and how do you run one? In this article, we show how to run a cookout in your …

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How to Remove Formaldehyde From Your Home [Fast Method]

Smart Air’s real-world tests show that carbon filters are great tools to remove formaldehyde from the air. However, in rooms with high formaldehyde levels, it can take 2-3 years for all the formaldehyde to burn off and collect in the filter. Luckily, there is another method to help quickly remove …

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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 …

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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 …

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Can Activated Carbon Remove Formaldehyde?

Can activated carbon filters remove formaldehyde and VOCs? Earlier tests from Smart Air found that carbon can reduce VOCs from cigarette smoke. But formaldehyde and VOCs in general are particular concern for many people. We put activated carbon filters to the test by ordering formaldehyde straight from the factory and …

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