If you love the holidays but dread the thought of suffering through allergies for another holiday season, you probably have more options than you think. Whether you decide to go with a live Christmas tree, an artificial one, or one made of something new and
... While particulate pollution is bad for everyone, certain populations are more at risk than others. Anyone with heart or lung disease, the elderly, infants and young children suffer more serious effects from these particles. People with heart disease can experience immediate symptoms when exposed
Air pollution stems from a variety of sources, both natural and man-made. To increase public awareness, news reports of the health effects of exposure to air pollution has increased in recent years—as a result, we now have a good understanding of where most air pollution
... Individual molecules of gaseous substances cannot be detected by a particle counter, they are just too small to trigger the detector. So while the particle-counting approach certainly tells us something about the quality of the air, it is definitely not the whole story.
Mold growing in an AC unit or in your home’s HVAC system is a serious problem, because it allows mold spores to be spread throughout the house. Cleaning up an HVAC mold problem is a difficult and possibly expensive task. The best way to deal
While it is evident that the only way to fully do away with unwanted secondhand smoke exposure is by completely banning smoking in an indoor space, using an air purifier might at least help mitigate the adverse health effects and reduce the unpleasant odor.
The characteristics of ozone that make it potentially harmful also make it possible to be filtered out of the air with another method: activated carbon. Ozone is reactive because the third oxygen atom attaches to other molecules very easily, with a tendency to “break off”
To determine the "worst" air quality in a state we reviewed the ALA’s State of the Air report to see how many times a given city (and its counties, where applicable) in a state showed up in the top 25 rankings lists for year-round particle
Acetone is relatively harmless to the environment, as UV light from the sun destroys it in a few weeks and it can be consumed by microorganisms in soil. But this is not to say that it is safe to dump it on the ground—at very
How well do air purifiers work? Find out the research behind these devices, from HEPA to UV, and what pollutants like mold, allergens and smoke they can tackle.