Living in a state with strict pollution laws doesn't always mean its residents will be protected from airborne contamination.
Even though it passed laws several years ago to curb pollutant levels within its own state, Maryland is still at risk for harmful mercury emissions coming from neighboring states, according to the Baltimore Sun.
Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia have some of the highest levels of mercury emissions in the country. Additionally, many of those harmful toxins migrate directly to Maryland, where 73 percent of all mercury air pollution comes from outside sources, the news source reports.
Those who are subject to air pollution they can't control can improve the breathing conditions in their homes by installing professional grade air purifying systems.
Machines with built-in activated carbon, such as the IQAir GC MultiGas, employ the most effective technique to eliminate harmful gases, odors and chemicals from the air. The GC MultiGas works like a professional gas mask to effectively filter allergens, smoke, bacteria and viruses in addition to multiple gas compounds and volatile organic compounds.