Tag - Do Air Purifiers Really Work?

Air pollution causes 467,000 premature deaths a year in Europe so you need air purifier

Air pollution is causing around 467,000 premature deaths in Europe every year, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned. People in urban areas are especially at risk, with around 85% exposed to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) at levels deemed harmful by the World Health Organization (WHO). These particles are too small to see or smell, but have a devastating impact. PM2.5 can cause or aggravate heart disease, asthma and lung cancer. How big is the problem? It's pretty bad. Within the European Union (EU), [...]

Can air purifiers and masks protect you from the poisonous Delhi air?

With worsening smog levels turning Delhi (NCR) into a virtual gas chamber, demand for air purifiers and masks is at an all-time high. Delhi experienced the worst smog in 17 years after Diwali, with PM2.5 readings, which have a safe limit of 60 micrograms per cubic meter, having gone up to an alarming 900 in some parts of the city last week. The situation triggered a spurt in the purchase of air purifiers and masks in the national capital. “I [...]

Static Electricity: A Spark of Interest

We’ve all have experienced static electricity in one way or another. Those unexpected little shocks we get when we touch a doorknob or some other metallic object, the balloons that stick to the wall after being rubbed in the head, or hair itself standing straight when it comes close, all are produced by static electricity. Most of the time it is produced when two objects come in contact or are rubbed together. What is Static Electricity? All materials are made up [...]

Beijing to get largest air purifier

To the bafflement of some local residents, the world's largest outdoor air purifier arrived in Beijing to help the capital combat its persistent hazardous smog. The brainchild of Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde, the tower is  undergoing last -minute checks in Beijing's 751 D Park art area. The public, meanwhile, are bemused by the tower's function and have called on authorities to curb dangerous sources of polluting particles. The Smog Free Tower will soon be opened to the public, and will be [...]

Air Purifier for Winter Allergies

Allergy & asthma tips for the holidays The holiday season holds several potential triggers for allergy and asthma sufferers. Whether it's setting up your Christmas tree, visiting your pet-owning relatives, or feasting on holiday treats, allergy triggers may be lurking around every corner. "With hectic schedules and constant traveling around the holidays, it's easy to forget to take proper care when dealing with allergies and asthma," said Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, FAAAAI, vice-chair of the AAAAI's Indoor Allergen Committee. "Remembering to take medication and [...]

The Science of Air Purifiers and Health: Is There Data?

What is one of the hottest gifts in China? Perhaps you could give “the gift that keeps on giving”: an indoor air purifier. They certainly are all the rage in China since last year, with skyrocketing sales and sold-out inventories after the trio of highly publicized airpocalyptic crises. I think this is a good turn of events: plenty of independent testing,including mine, has documented that a good air purifier can dramatically improve your indoor PM2.5 by 80% or more. [...]

Fighting Childhood Asthma with an Air Purifier

    Fighting Childhood Asthma with an Air Purifier Early detection is the first step in fighting childhood asthma Does your child experience shortness of breath or irregular breathing? Do you notice a whistling sound when he or she exhales? Does your child have a persistent cough? If so, there is a good chance he or she may be developing asthma, one of the most serious chronic diseases in children and adolescents, affecting nearly nine million children under the age of 18. According to [...]

The classroom should be installed air purifier cited hot.

As schools in Beijing and other parts of northeastern China suspend classes because of the red alert over air pollution, many parents are demanding that air purifiers should be installed for the students. With major pollution days becoming more frequent, students are staying home, often without supervision. Their parents say it would be better if their children were in the classroom, and that's why schools need to install air purifiers. "Our school bought air filters last year. We did a little [...]

Debate over whether should schools use air purifiers

With the repeat occurrence of smog in China, many parents call for installation of air purifiers in classrooms. Some parents even offered to pay for the purifiers. However it is refused by school authorities. It has caused hot debate over whether air purifiers should enter schools. Experts say air purifiers on the market are mostly designed for homes or offices. It still needs evaluation to know if it is useful in classrooms. Education authorities in Shanghai said they will coordinate [...]

Does Home Air Purifiers Really Work?

Does the EPA Advocate the Use of  Home Air Purifiers? To reduce the contaminants that lower air quality in the home, the Environmental Protection Agency first and foremost recommends minimizing or eliminating the sources of the pollution and increasing ventilation in order to replace bad air with good. "[Air purifiers] may help control the levels of airborne particles including those associated with allergens." - United States Environment Protection Agency (August 2009) However, there are limitations to how much of each of these [...]