Do Air Purifiers Remove PM2.5?

When I was coughing through Beijing’s airpocalypse and thinking about buying an air purifier, I wanted to know something first–do air purifiers really remove PM2.5?     I wondered because I saw lots of air purifier tests on pollen, but pollen is generally 10 microns or larger, whereas I was … Read more

Did Mumbai’s Air Quality Improve in 2018?

Smart Air analysed Mumbai’s PM2.5 air quality data provided by the US Consulate. What we found was that Mumbai’s PM2.5 levels increased 15% in 2018, giving much poorer air quality than the previous year. These higher air pollution levels push Mumbai’s annual PM2.5 average to more than seven times the … Read more

Can air pollution masks help with India's air pollution?

Do Masks Really Work in India’s Air Pollution?

Every year when winter rolls around, a billion people in India are left breathing toxic, polluted air when on the streets. Be it in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata or Hyderabad, everyone is forced to become experts in a complicated scientific question to cope with the pollution: Do air pollution masks work? … Read more

Air Purifiers Shown to Improve Health in Just 48 Hours

When we think about harms of air pollution, we often think about the health impacts on infants and the elderly. But does air pollution affect the health of young, healthy people? And if so, can air purifiers help reduce the health impacts of air pollution? Do purifiers have real health … Read more

Does AC Bring in Air Pollution Test

Does AC Bring in Outdoor Air Pollution?

It’s that time of year when Beijing is starting to sizzle, if this person roasting fish on her car is any indication. We’ve just turned our air conditioner on, and that got some in the Smart Air office wondering: does our AC suck in outdoor air pollution?     Although … Read more

Which Gym in Beijing Has the Safest Air?

Even though PM2.5 levels are falling, years of bad air pollution across China has led to many people installing air purifiers in their homes. Most of us are now breathing cleaner air at home, but what about when we are in public spaces? What’s the air like in that gym … Read more

Do Pollution Masks Really Work?

When a billion people in China (and quite a few expats) woke up to the severe air pollution in almost every city in China, it forced a billion people to become experts in a complicated scientific question: Do masks work? Since then, I’ve given talks with hundreds of people all around … Read more

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