Studies Find Wildfires Affect Air Quality in Devastating Ways

It is no surprise that wildfires affect air quality. Pollution from wildfires throughout Australia and California over the years has greatly affected air quality levels. Pictures like the one above show the large amounts of smoke and pollution produced by these wildfires. But how exactly does the smoke from these … Read more

How to protect yourself from wildfire smoke

3 Steps to Protecting Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

Wildfires create a serious amount of smoke and air pollution. Smoke that 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) … Read more

Can Activated Carbon Remove Formaldehyde?

Can activated carbon filters remove formaldehyde and VOCs? Earlier tests from Smart Air found that carbon can reduce VOCs from cigarette smoke. But formaldehyde and VOCs in general are particular concern for many people. We put activated carbon filters to the test by ordering formaldehyde straight from the factory and … Read more

Best air purifier protection COVID virus

Best Air Purifier for COVID-19 | Best Purifier Guide 2021

Air purifiers have become an obvious for those looking to protect themselves from the COVID-19 coronavirus. That’s not surprising. Data shows that air purifiers can filter COVID-19. In fact, the EPA now suggests portable air purifiers be used to improve ventilation to protect against COVID-19:     However, when looking … Read more

Singapore Pollution Over WHO Limit

Singapore Air Quality (AQI) and Air Pollution Levels

Air Quality and Pollution in Singapore Singapore has an air pollution problem and has suffered from poor air quality for years. From 2014-2020, Singapore average daily air quality exceeded the WHO annual pollution limits on an average of nearly 6 out of 7 days of the week. What’s more, Singapore … Read more

What is a HEPA filter and how does a HEPA filter work?

What Are HEPA Filters and How Do They Work?

The term “HEPA filter” can be confusing. What does HEPA stand for? What is a HEPA filter made from, and what actually makes it a HEPA filter? What Is a HEPA Filter? “HEPA” stands for “high-efficiency particulate air” (filter). It sounds complicated, but HEPA air filters are nothing fancy. They … Read more

Where Does Indonesia and Jakarta’s Air Pollution Come From?

Indonesia’s air pollution levels have severely worsened in recent years. From 2013 to 2016 alone, Indonesia’s air pollution doubled. In 2019, Jakarta averaged over 4 times (40 micrograms) the WHO recommended healthy limit of PM.5 air pollution. With pollution levels worsening to dangerous levels, many may wonder where Indonesia and … Read more

Calgary Canada one of least polluted cities in the world

25 Least Polluted Cities in the World (2020 Rankings)

Air pollution is one of the leading causes of death around the world. Therefore you may be curious: “What are the least polluted cities in the world?” Smart Air analyzed 2020 air pollution data from 540 major cities in the world to create the 2020 ranking of the “25 Least … Read more

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