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

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 question we often get asked. Deciding where to position an air purifier can be tough. Does air purifier position affects its performance? Is it best to put an air purifier next to a wall? This post provides a data backed answer … Read more

Did Delhi's Air Quality Improve In 2020?

Did Delhi’s Air Quality Improve in 2020?

How was Delhi’s air quality in 2020? Did Delhi’s air quality improve in 2020 compared to recent years? For the previous three years, Delhi has seen little improvement in air quality. Air pollution levels have hovered around 10x the World Health Organization’s (WHO) recommended limit for PM2.5 levels. Smart Air … 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

How far can wildfire smoke travel?

How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?

Smoke from wildfires is a serious health concern. So questions often come up: How far can wildfire smoke travel? Can someone in New York be affected from the California wildfires thousands of miles away? Do Australian bushfires affect the entire country? During the ravaging California wildfires in September of 2020, … Read more

Are double masks better?

Is Wearing Two Masks Better Than One?

The director of the NIH Dr. Anthony Fauci has said it seems like common sense that wearing two masks is better than one. So we decided to test whether two layers of the same material is better than one layer. Note that there may be other benefits of wearing double … Read more

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 … Read more

2020 India Air Pollution Report: Did Air Quality Improve?

Did India’s air quality improve in 2020? How did COVID-19 affect air quality in India? Smart Air analyzed 2020 India air pollution data for five of India’s major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad. WATCH: Fixing India’s Air Pollution Problem 2020 India Air Quality Report Of the five major … Read more

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