Did Beijing’s Air Get Better in 2018?

Analyzing new air quality data, Smart Air found that Beijing’s PM2.5 dropped 14% in 2018 compared to the year before. Despite the improvement, Beijing still averages nearly five times the World Health Organization’s annual limit.   Improvement Came Mostly from Winter Enforcement By breaking down the data month by month, analysis …

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After Best January on Record, Beijing PM2.5 Worsens

After best January on record, China’s air pollution worsens     An analysis by Smart Air of data from pollution stations found that, after Beijing’s best year on record, Beijing PM2.5 levels are now worse than 2017. Data from 11 other major cities showed similar trends.   Beijing Compared to …

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Car Air Pollution Stopped Driving

Do We Need Car Air Purifiers? Do they Work?

Car air purifiers sound like a great idea. But do we need them? Do car air purifiers even work?  Soon after I started making DIYs, people emailed me asking if we could make an air purifier for their car. My initial reaction was, “Great idea!” On the highways, we’re surrounded …

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Indoor Air vs Outdoor Air: Which is Dirtier?

In places with heavy air pollution, going outside can often be daunting. Countries likes China, India and Indonesia see outdoor air pollution levels over 10 times the World Health Organisation safe limit. But are indoor PM2.5 levels any better ? I’ve tested indoor and outdoor locations around Beijing to see …

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Particle Counting in the Atlantic

Particle Counting and the DIY workshop made it into the Atlantic. Hooray for getting the word out about how to protect your health in China without shelling out big money.     More workshops are in the planning stages. Stay tuned.

Smart Air is a social enterprise that creates simple, no-nonsense air purifiers and provides free education to protect people’s health from the effects of air pollution. We are proud to be the only certified B-Corp dedicated to fighting air pollution.