Pollen count is often a cause for concern during the spring season, but Atlanta is now dealing with another culprit that's causing chaos in the air: smog. Recently, the city received a Code Orange warning from the Environmental Protection Division aimed at notifying residents of dangerous pollution levels in the atmosphere.
Children and people with respiratory conditions were most vulnerable to poor air conditions, according to the Atlanta Constitution-Journal. During this time last year, the city exceeded federal standards by double the amount of acceptable pollutants. The ozone forecasting season runs from May 1 to September 30.
Experts recommend avoiding strenuous activities outdoors and to carpool in order to reduce emissions. Smog can complicate breathing, regardless of whether an individual suffers from a respiratory condition.
Air purifiers can help you remove contaminants from your home. The IQAir HealthPro Plus contains a HyperHEPA filter, which is ideal for individuals who suffer from asthma or allergies. This air purifier can trap particles that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus can also remove pet dander, pollen and musty odors from up to 900 square feet of space.