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Measuring air quality a priority in Los Angeles

As concern over air quality increases, metros are seeing a rise in quality gauges placed around a surrounding region. For example, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has deployed a number of portable devices to measure air quality during a refinery fire or similar event in the greater Los Angeles region, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

The investment includes three $130,000 backpacks that have the ability to analyze and determine which chemicals are impacting air quality. According to the news source, experts in Southern California have developed pollution detection programs because of the region's historically poor air quality.

Homeowners living in areas featuring high levels of air pollution can invest in a home air purifier to reduce the presence of harmful toxins. Fine particulate matter, dust, mold, household chemicals and other materials can all have a negative impact on indoor air quality. Medical-grade units such as IQAir HealthPro Plus HEPA Air Purifiers are the ideal solution for homeowners looking to improve the air they breathe on a daily basis.

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