Chandigarh's Smog Tower

Chandigarh Gets Its First Smog Tower, But Does It Work?

Chandigarh is the first planned modern city in India. But with PM2.5 air pollution levels nearly 8 times higher than the WHO recommended limit, the city has turned to a novel solution to help improve its air quality: smog towers. The question is, will Chandigarh’s smog tower help improve air … Read more

Can DIY masks filter out viruses and coronavirus

Do DIY Cloth Masks Protect Us From COVID-19?

DIY cloth masks to protect against viruses sounds like a crazy idea. Data shows masks work incredibly well, and they’re also really cheap. Surgical masks cost a few pennies, and they’re capable of filtering out 80% of particles down to 0.007 microns (14 times smaller than COVID-19). However, the COVID-19 … Read more

Manama Bahrain Air Pollution One of Worst in World

25 Most Polluted Cities in the World (2021 Rankings)

Air pollution is one of the leading causes of death around the world. But which cities and countries are the most polluted in the world? Smart Air analyzed 2021 air pollution data for 540 major cities from 182 countries around the world to produce the 2021 ranking of the “25 … Read more

Best Place To Put Air Purifier in Room

The Best Place To Position Your Air Purifier

“Where should I place my air purifier” is a common question people have when getting an air purifier. Does an air purifier’s position affect its performance? Is it best to put an air purifier next to a wall? This post provides a data-backed answer on how to best place your … Read more

Current Portland Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings)

Current Portland Air Quality (2021 Wildfire Live Readings) Portland air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on nearly one-fifth of days from 2020 to 2021. Despite the low percentage, Portland’s air quality averaged over 40 times the WHO recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in … Read more

Los Angeles Air Quality (AQI) and California Air Pollution

How is Los Angeles Air Quality? Los Angeles air quality exceeded the WHO annual limits on about two-third of days in 2020. Los Angeles air quality averaged nearly over twelve times the daily recommended limit of dangerous PM 2.5 pollutants on its worse day in 2020. Current Air Quality in … 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 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

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