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  • Ozone alert issued for Fort Collins, Colorado

    It isn't uncommon for ozone alerts to be issued during the summer months when the weather is warm and pollution stays at ground-level. However, these warnings are not only to acknowledge the high levels of pollution in the hair - they are to prevent individuals from breathing in the toxins during the alert as well.

    Recently, an ozone alert was issued for Fort Collins in Colorado due to the increased levels of contaminants in the air, according to The Coloradoan. Warm temperatures and light winds played a role in keeping the pollution around where it could be inhaled and pose a threat to the public.

    During ozone alerts, individuals are encouraged to stay indoors until the warning has been lifted. The pollution in the air can cause breathing complications for the elderly, small children and those who have respiratory ailments.

    Individuals who want to remove contaminants from the atmosphere in their homes may want to purchase the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This air purifier contains a HyperHEPA filter that can eliminate irritants in up to 900 square feets of space.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus is also designed to remove ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The system can potentially prevent airborne illnesses as well.

  • Casinos willing to negotiate public smoking ban terms

    Many regions are considering bans on smoking in public areas, and Ohio County in West Virginia is one of them. Smoking can cause a series of negative health complications, including cancer. However, secondhand smoke can be just as detrimental to those who inhale it on a regular basis.

    Recently, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department began pushing the idea of a ban on public smoking across the area. However, local casinos are not thrilled about the idea, which they feel may deter business, according to The State-Journal.

    "Economic impact has always been a concern with Clean Indoor Air regulations, even back in the 90s when it was introduced in West Virginia," Health Department Administrator Howard Gamble told the news source.

    Although it puts casinos in a compromising position, many say they may be willing to comply if there is a transition period to do so.

    Clean air might be hard to find outdoors, but it doesn't have to be at home. An air purifier can remove harmful chemicals from the air with a HEPA filter for those who suffer from respiratory conditions.

    The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier has a HyperHEPA filter that can eliminate secondhand smoke toxins from up to 900 square feet of space.

  • Ozone alert issued for the Kansas City region

    With the warm weather and the humidity that comes with summer, it is not uncommon for pollution to stay at ground-level and cause breathing complications. This is why public health officials are quick to warn individuals about the air quality to prevent people from suffering from health issues.

    Recently, an ozone alert was issued for the Kansas City region on August 1 to acknowledge the high level of pollution in the air, according to The Eudora News. The Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program issued the alert upon finding the amount of toxins to be harmful to breathe.

    During an ozone alert, individuals are likely to find difficulty breathing through smog. The warning should especially be taken into consideration by elderly people, children and those with respiratory ailments.

    An air purifier can make it easier to breathe in the home. A HEPA filter can remove harmful chemicals from the atmosphere and lower the chances of breathing complications.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus system can be especially effective in a home. It can remove irritants from up to 900 square feet of space with its HyperHEPA filter. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is also designed to eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size.

  • Ozone alert issued for Rhode Island due to smog

    Air pollution may seem like an everyday concern, but when smog reaches dangerous levels, quality control officials are adamant about getting the word out to raise awareness of the problem.

    On July 18, the Department of Environmental Management in Rhode Island issued an ozone alert for the state, according to the Boston Globe. The goal was to educate residents on the dangers of being outside during these warnings, which signify unhealthy levels of pollution.

    During ozone alerts, individuals are encouraged to carpool and utilize public transportation to reduce carbon emissions from cars. Young children and elderly adults are also at a high risk of breathing complications when ozone alerts are in effect. Residents are advised to stay indoors and avoid outdoor activities until after the warning is lifted.

    Those who want to breathe easier may want to consider using an air purifier. A HEPA filter can remove irritating toxins from the atmosphere that can cause difficulty breathing.

    The IQ HealthPro Plus system can eliminate ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from up to 900 square feet of space. It can be beneficial for those with allergies and asthma.

  • Smoking may cause birth defects in newborns

    Most people know that smoking can cause a slew of negative health effects, especially in pregnant women. However, it can be difficult to kick the habit, even when carrying another life.

    Mothers who smoke during pregnancy may not only be putting their own health at risk, but the health of their unborn child, according to the Los Angeles Times. It has been known for years that smoking can increase the risk of miscarriage, but a study recently published in the Human Reproduction Update journal shows that cigarette usage can also raise the odds of other ailments in newborns.

    Deformed limbs, cleft palette and heart problems are now linked to mothers who smoke while pregnant.

    Second-hand smoke can also have a negative effect on expecting mothers and the general public alike. The chemicals in cigarette smoke can make it difficult to breathe for individuals with respiratory conditions.

    Those who want to breathe easier may want to consider purchasing an air purifier. The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier can remove cigarette smoke chemicals such as methylamine, methyl vinyl ketone and methyl sulfid from the atmosphere.

  • Smoke shops allowing consumers to roll cigarettes

    The rising prices of cigarettes have deterred many smokers from continuing with their bad habit, but shop owners are beginning to ease the irritation with a new proposal: let smokers create cigarettes of their own.

    Recently, a slew of shops opened in the Pittsburgh area to allow smokers the opportunity to roll their own cigarettes, according to Pittsburgh Live. For smokers who used to spend approximately $70 on a carton of cigarettes, such as David Ogilbie, the cheaper option is growing in popularity.

    "I used to smoke Marlboro," Ogilbie told the news source. "These taste better, plus I don't have to light them 50,000 times."

    Cigarettes still remain a leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., and second-hand smoke can be just as dangerous for those who are in the presence of a cigarette user.

    Individuals who want to breathe easier may want to purchase an air purifier. The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier can be beneficial to those who suffer from respiratory ailments or live with a smoker.

    The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier can eliminate chemicals from cigarette smoke from the air, such as methanol, isopropanol and isoprene.

  • Kansas City issued ozone alert due to poor air quality

    Although it can be relieving to get a breath of fresh air once in awhile, it's not always possible - especially in the event of an ozone alert. Recently, the Mid-America Regional Council Air Quality Program issued an ozone warning for Eastern Jackson County in Missouri.

    The alert was released after officials predicted dangerous levels of air pollution for July 11 in the region, according to The Examiner. Smog in the Kansas City region is not uncommon, but it can cause breathing complications when summer heat traps it at ground-level.

    During ozone alerts, individuals are advised to postpone all of their outdoor activities until the warning is lifted. Air pollution can be especially dangerous to individuals who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma. Small children and elderly adults are also at risk of health complications during ozone alerts.

    Individuals who want to breathe easier may want to consider purchasing an air purifier. The IQAir HealthPro Plus system contains a HyperHEPA filter that can be especially helpful to those with allergies and asthma.

    The filter can remove ultrafine particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size from up to 900 square feet. The IQAir HealthPro Plus may also eliminate bacteria that can cause illness.

  • Humana chooses to avoid hiring workers who smoke cigarettes

    It's common knowledge that smoking cigarettes can result in a number of negative health complications, but second-hand smoke is no better to those who are exposed to it on a regular basis. In the workplace, many people are exposed to cigarette smoke, and not by choice. Humana, one of the largest health insurance companies in the U.S., recently announced new proactive measures to reduce smoking, according to USA Today.

    The company has announced that it will not hire individuals who smoke. As an insurance business, Humana representatives say that the move only makes sense. State laws do not prohibit companies from establishing these types of policies.

    "Humana is dedicated to helping our employees take charge of their own health," Charles Cox, Humana vice president and market medical officer for Arizona, Nevada and Utah, told the news source.

    Individuals who suffer from health complications or simply do not want to inhale smoke may want to use the IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier. This system is has a 99 percent efficiency rate and can remove harmful chemicals, such as ethanol, hydrogen chloride and ozone. It can be especially beneficial for individuals who are living with respiratory conditions such as asthma.

  • Smokers in Arkansas limited when using cigarettes in cars

    Smoking cigarettes is known to cause a slew of negative health complications, but inhaling second-hand some can come with consequences as well. In an effort to reduce the effect it has on children, a new law has passed in Arkansas to prevent smokers from using cigarettes in a car with kids, according to ABC affiliate KAIT-8.

    The law specifically states that individuals may not operate a motor vehicle and smoke with a child under the age of 14 in the car. The goal is to not only reduce second-hand smoke exposure among children, but to encourage others to quit.

    "I think people pretty much know not to smoke around kids that small. You know it's just common sense," Sergeant Mark Walker with the Paragould Police Department told the news source.

    Individuals who are interested in keeping children away from cigarette smoke and wish to breathe easier may want to consider purchasing the IQ Air GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier. This system contains a HyperHEPA filter that can remove ultrafine particles from up to 900 square feet of space.

    The IQ Air GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier is also effective in eliminating chemicals, such as isoprene, ethanol and hydrogen chloride, from the atmosphere.

  • Hot, dry air may be trapping air pollution at ground-level

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection recently announced an ozone alert across the region due to high levels of air pollution, according to The York Daily Record.

    Smog may cause health complications not only for those with respiratory ailments, but for individuals with allergies as well. Particles such as toxins from exhaust and carbon emissions can stay trapped at ground-level due to the heat. A lack of rain can also cause pollen and mold spores to stick around for longer during bouts of dry weather.

    Small children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to health complications during high levels of air pollution.

    "No heavy exercise," Ann de Bien, a nurse practitioner with Asthma and Allergy Consultants, told the news source. "You can wear a mask, but that's pretty cumbersome."

    The IQ HealthPro Plus system is an air purifier that can benefit individuals who are having breathing complications as a result of the smog. Its HyperHEPA filter can remove particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, such as pollen and cigarette smoke. The IQ HealthPro Plus can also reduce the risk of illness by removing airborne bacteria from up to 900 square feet of space.

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