How far can wildfire smoke travel?

How Far Can Wildfire Smoke Travel?

Wildfire smoke can travel a long way. And this wildfire smoke is a serious health concern. But how far can wildfire smoke travel exactly? Can someone in New York be affected by the California wildfires thousands of miles away? Do Australian bushfires affect the entire country? During the ravaging California …

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What Does the Number On My Air Purifier Mean?

What is the meaning of that number displayed on your air purifier? Many popular air purifiers including Xiaomi and Phillips display live air quality readings. But what exactly do these numbers mean and are they even accurate? In this article, we break down everything you need to know about that …

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What Mask to Choose? Best Masks For Viruses, Air Pollution

Masks can be incredibly effective tools to protect your health from air pollution and viruses such as COVID. But mask effectiveness and comfort can vary greatly depending on the mask. In this article, we take a look at how to choose the best mask and the factors you should consider …

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Do N95 Masks Really Expire?

Can you wear expired face masks? How effective are expired face masks? A study tested 10 year-old 3M N95 masks compared to new masks and this is what they found.

What Are Ionizer Air Purifiers and Do They Work?

What are ionizer air purifiers and do they work? This is an important question because ionizer air purifiers are all over the place. For example, I was at a friend’s apartment in the US, and I saw his tower fan air purifier had an ionizer button on it: Ionizer air …

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Do portable air purifiers work?

Wearable Air Purifier Necklaces: Do They Work?

Small, wearable air purifier necklaces have become popular to protect against viruses and other pollutants. They’re small, lightweight, portable, and fairly cheap. Here’s one personal air purifier on Amazon claiming to eliminate germs, dust, viruses, COVID-19, and more from the air. In the Philippines, President Duterte has been seen wearing …

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Why You Should Never Use Your Air Purifier’s Auto Mode

Many air purifier companies add fancy features to help market their products.  One of these features is an air purifier auto mode, also called “smart mode”. The problem? Test data shows an air purifier’s auto mode routinely fails, leaving users with dangerous air. The idea behind smart purifiers’ auto mode …

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Manama Bahrain Air Pollution One of Worst in World

25 Most Polluted Cities in the World (2022 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 and 2022 air pollution data for 529 major cities from 88 countries around the world to create the 2022 updated ranking …

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