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

WHO Updates Air Quality Guidelines, But Are They Safe?

After over 16 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) updated its air quality guidelines, including its recommended limits for one of the world’s biggest killers, PM2.5 air pollution. The WHO lowered their annual PM2.5 limit by half, from 10 micrograms to 5 micrograms per meter cubed.  This comes to welcome … 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

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

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Tips to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Wildfire smoke can cause short and long-term health impacts. That’s why it’s important to know how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke. Wildfire smoke is a form of air pollution. It contains dangerous VOC gases and small particles (PM2.5) that … Read more

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