Study Finds Ionizers Increase Air Pollution

A peer-reviewed study from the University of Texas finds that ionizers increase air pollution, creating formaldehyde, ozone, and particulate. This data contrasts sharply with claims from air purifier companies that market ionizers as magical machines. One company in China claims that their machine’s negative ions “remove PM2.5 particulate pollution and … Read more

2020 India Air Pollution Report: Did Air Quality Improve?

Did India’s air quality improve in 2020? How did COVID-19 affect air quality in India? Smart Air analyzed 2020 India air pollution data for five of India’s major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, and Hyderabad. 2020 India Air Quality Report Of the five major Indian cities analyzed in 2020, all … 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

How 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 to buy … 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

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