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

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

Wildfire Smoke 10x More Dangerous Than Typical PM2.5, Study Shows

Current air regulations treat all PM2.5 air pollution as equally dangerous. But recent research suggests particulate matter in wildfire smoke is significantly more toxic than it is in typical outdoor ambient air pollution. Wildfire smoke may be far more dangerous than current air quality indexes indicate. Wildfire Smoke: Why PM2.5 … Read more

Why are HEPA filters so expensive

Why Are HEPA Filters So Expensive?

The costs of replacement HEPA filters for air purifiers can quickly add up. A quick search on Amazon reveals some HEPA filters that cost hundreds of dollars. Should HEPA filters cost this much? Put simply: No! Read on to learn why HEPA filters shouldn’t be expensive, but why some companies … 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

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 Pollution Affects Children

How Air Pollution Affects Children’s Health

Air pollution affects all of us, including children. In recent years, more research has been done on how air pollution affects children’s health and the results are scary. In fact, the WHO recently published a 172 page paper on the damaging effects air pollution has on children. They started the … Read more

Low Levels of Air Pollution Cause the Most Harm

Why Low Levels of Air Pollution Actually Cause the Most Harm

The latest research on the health effects of air pollution have discovered a surprising finding: low levels of air pollution are actually more harmful than higher levels. This data has potentially important implications for people living in relatively “clean” cities like New York and London. My Intuition About Air Pollution’s … Read more

Bangladesh & Dhaka Air Quality – 2020 Update

Reports of Dhaka and Bangladesh’s air pollution being the ‘worst’ in the world feature often in the news. But how much of a problem is air pollution in Bangladesh and Dhaka, really? This article provides an overview of Bangladesh’s air pollution: how bad is Bangladesh and Dhaka’s air pollution and … Read more

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