Archive for month: November, 2011

Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution – A Right to Breathe

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The present generation often thinks that indoor and outdoor air pollution is a new problem that has only been addressed in the last few years inflatable slide
\, but many, many people have been looking for answers to the problem for quite some time. Just recently, the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act was commemorated. What have we learned from the first 40 years?

Air Not Fit to Breathe

Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution

At the end of the 1960s, some concerned individuals in Birmingham, Alabama decided it was time to do something about the air pollution in their city. They formed an organization called GASP, which recognized the plight of those within the city who were dying and unable to breathe because of the air pollution. The letters stand for Greater Birmingham Alliance to Stop Pollution.

In those days there were many factories spewing particulates into the air. Most days, you could not see downtown Birmingham from the surrounding hills because the pollution was so great. On the bad days, it was almost impossible to breathe outdoors inflatable toys. Read more


Helpful Strategies for Dealing With Air Pollution Effects

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You have heard many times that indoor air is two to five times more polluted than the air outside, but many authorities say that number is inaccurate, and that in many buildings the air is as much as 100 times worse than the outside air. Air pollution effects hurt all of us, and improving indoor air quality has become the single most important health issue in our lives.

Indoor air filtration

The use of an indoor air filtration system is one of the first lines of defense against air pollution. The Winix 5300 Air Purifier is an excellent choice for use within a living space. It can effectively reduce contraction of some illnesses.

Authorities say that 50% of all illnesses are aggravated or contracted as a result of Read more


What Is Indoor Air Pollution?

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A person inhales about 30 pounds of air each day and 90% of that air is inside buildings, so it is important to know – what is indoor air pollution? According to the EPA, 30% of all buildings have poor indoor air quality, and that is just based on conjecture because so few buildings are checked for air quality. Using a product like the Winix PlasmaWave 5300 Air Cleaner Model is one way to purify the air in a living space.

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What Influences Indoor Air Quality

Most air quality problems originate because of outdoor pollutants that enter a building, the temperature of the air inside, ventilation, humidity, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). While a Surround air purifier can treat the air in a room over 300 square feet, it is much better to Read more


Common Indoor Air Pollutants and Your Health

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Sometimes it seems that the causes of air pollution are too overwhelming to address successfully. You can learn more about common indoor air pollutants if you read the Honeywell air purifier review. A Honeywell Air Purifier is an important positive contributor to indoor air quality.

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Causes of Poor Indoor Air and Pollution in the Home

We are all aware of the dangers of gas leakage in a home, but it contributes negatively to air quality when it burns. Carbon monoxide is the byproduct from burning gas, so every time you cook, you release it into the air. Every pilot light that burns is a contributor.

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Formaldehyde is an off gas from many of the new products you buy. Televisions, furniture, carpets, and almost anything new emits it. The older an item gets, the less danger there is, so using old furnishings is better than buying newInflatable Boat.

VOCs from the many chemicals we use present a real problem Read more


Mold Spores One of the Leading Indoor Air Pollution Sources

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indoor air pollution sourcesOne of the primary indoor air pollution sources is mold, with spores all around us and ready to spread given the slightest chance. While using a Whirlpool Whispure Air Purifier is a great way to clean your air, it cannot solve an active mold problem. This whirlpool model can remove mold spores in the air, but remediation of mold is necessary before any system can purify indoor airinflatable castle.

Mold is a health issue because it secretes toxins, which can cause respiratory ailments for anyone who inhales them. Studies have indicated that the very young and the elderly have more complications from mold, but no one is immune. HEPA filters are considered a top way to catch mold spores and purify the air that passes through their filters, but there have to be enough filters within a home to clean the air sufficiently. Read more


What is Radon and Why Is It a Huge Concern in Our Homes

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what is radonMost people have heard the word, know how to spell it, and believe it to be dangerous, but ask them what is radon, and the majority of people cannot answer. Science has been aware of radon for a long time and there are measures that can be taken to protect buildings from this menace.

Radon is a gas that has no taste, color, or smell, but it is very dangerous to breathe for any length of time. The decay of uranium that exists naturally in the ground is what produces this radioactive gas. It is known to initiate cancer in the lungs, especially for people who smoke or have smoked in the past. In fact, radon is the second leading cause of  lung cancer second only to smoking. It is believed that one in seven lung cancer deaths is attributable to radon. Read more


Sick Building Syndrome Causes and How You Can Fight Them

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sick building syndrome causes

There are several contributors to sick building syndrome causes, but one of the primary factors is caused by the standards of building, which were supposed to make our lives better. Sick building syndrome is simply a collection of many things not beneficial to health that have established themselves in the places where we work and live.

Because the outside air is cleaner and better than most of the air inside buildings, ventilation that brings outside air into a building increases the indoor air quality. When the outside air is cut off, all of the Read more


Lowering Our Contribution to Ozone Pollution

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We hear mixed reports about ozone, depending on where it may be at the time. Swimming pools often use ozone generators to help sterilize the water, which is a good thing. Ozone generators do not pollute the air. The upper atmosphere has ozone, which is necessary for our survival, but when we think of it in our homes or where we work, it becomes ozone pollution.

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The use of a quality air system like the Surround Air Intelli-Pro Air Purifier will safely remove ozone in our immediate surroundings, but that doesn’t help us when we are outdoors where much of the ozone gas is produced. As you might guess, there is a primary contributor to this exterior pollution from ozone. Read more


4 Categories of Major Indoor Air Pollutants

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major indoor air pollutantsThe major indoor air pollutants that lower the quality of the air are about the same in everyone’s home. The extent of their effect in the air quality depends largely on the way we choose to address issues within the home. Some of the very things we do to make our living space better are often the most harmful.

From the time most people are very young, they are taught the value of cleanliness. Mothers clean counters, floors, furniture, bathrooms, and bedrooms on a regular basis to kill “germs” and make the house a better place to live. The clean home has always been something homemakers aspire to.

At what price a home is kept clean is a cause for concern more today than ever before because Read more


Indoor Air Pollution Facts for Personal and Commercial Applications

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indoor air pollutant factsIf there were a single contributor to poor air quality inside our homes, it might be a much easier situation to purify the air and maintain acceptable breathing conditions. The simple indoor air pollution facts point to numerous factors that must be addressed individually.

The Honeywell 50250 air purifier is one of the more popular models on the market, and it does an excellent job of tackling most indoor air pollutants. It has an industry leading HEPA filter designed to last for many years. After the initial cost, the Honeywell is relatively inexpensive to maintain.

Because the EPA has raised the public’s awareness regarding the dangers of indoor air, purifiers have become Read more