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  • Columbia County brings in professionals to reduce air pollution

    Clean air is not a priority in every community, but legislators in Columbia County, Georgia, are making an effort to reduce pollution levels for the sake of its residents. The county's director of construction and maintenance services, Matt Schlachter, recently announced that professional help is being enlisted to address the growing level of air pollution, according to The Augusta Chronicle.

    "We understand we are very close to the limit, so we are taking steps to reduce air pollution," Schlachter told the news source.

    In July, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to release higher standards for pollutants that reach people at the ground level.

    Individuals with respiratory conditions, such as asthma, may suffer from health complications as a result of pollution. Air purifiers can help people remove toxins from their living spaces and breathe easier on a regular basis.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier is one product that can help individuals remove harmful smog from their rooms. Its HyperHEPA filter is designed to trap particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size. Dust, pollen and cigarette smoke can all be effectively removed with the aid of the IQAir HealthPro Plus.

  • Reducing air pollution in the workplace

    Recent studies conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency show that indoor pollution levels are approximately five times higher than those found outdoors due to contaminants from a variety of sources. Dusty cooling and heating systems, tracked-in soil and cleaning products are all to blame for the heightened levels, according to researchers.

    Individuals who suffer from respiratory conditions can make their offices a more comfortable place to breathe by taking a few precautionary measures. First, scraper mats for shoes should be placed outside of the entry way to keep pollen and mold from being tracked indoors. Next, heating and cooling systems must be cleaned on a regular basis. Regularly using a vacuum with a HEPA filter can also help.

    To significantly lower your chances of breathing complications, purchase an air purifier for your workplace. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one air purifier that can dramatically reduce the number of contaminants in an office space.

    This purifier covers up to 900 square feet of space. Its HyperHEPA filter is designed to trap particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size, such as dust, pollen and pet dander.

  • Madison improves air quality, reduces pollution

    Madison, Wisconsin was once regarded as one of the top 25 worst cities to breathe in, but it has made a better name for itself since 2009 when it was considered a haven for air pollution.

    Lisa MacKinnon, project coordinator for the Dane County Clean Air Coalition, recently said that Madison has improved since being named a city with poor air quality by the American Lung Association. Fine particle and ozone layer testing has revealed that pollution in the region has significantly decreased, according to The Capital Times.

    "While we can't take our improved air quality for granted and need to continue to take actions to reduce emissions for public health and the economy, it is also important to make sure people know we are going in the right direction," MacKinnon told Grass Roots, according to the news source.

    Individuals who have respiratory conditions and want to combat the effects of pollution may want to purchase an air purifier, such as the IQAir HealthPro Plus. This device has a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to trap particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size.

    Those who use an air purifier can remove particles such as dust, pollen and smoke from their living space. This can relieve conditions such as allergies and asthma.

  • Smog proven to hinder brain capabilities

    Air pollution has long been known to cause respiratory issues and increase the risk of cardiovascular problems, but new research suggests that the brain is not immune to the harmful effects of smog. A study conducted by the University of Southern California has determined that long-term exposure to air pollution may result in brain damage, according to AltTransport.

    Researchers exposed lab rats to the chemicals commonly found in smog for 150 hours over the course of a week. This is the equivalent of three weeks of traveling on the highways in southern California. Experts were able to determine that the pollution caused inflammation in brain cells, which can cause learning difficulty and memory issues.

    Individuals who want to improve the air quality in their living spaces and remove harmful pollutants may want to purchase an air purifier. A device with a HEPA filter can greatly reduce the amount of particles in the air that are known to cause lung irritation.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier has a HyperHEPA filter that can trap ultra-fine particles that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size. The product can be helpful for individuals who suffer from respiratory conditions such as asthma.

  • Boilers to shut down after scrutiny from the EPA

    The burning of resources such as coal has long been argued over due to the pollution it creates in the atmosphere. Now, 18 boilers owned by the Tennessee Valley Authority have been forced to shut down in an effort to reduce the waste distributed into the air, according to Forbes magazine.

    The closing of the boilers will significantly reduce the amount of carbon emissions released by the Tennessee Valley Authority. This development is the result of a lawsuit filed by the Environmental Protection Agency, claiming that the emissions were extremely detrimental to the environment.

    Air pollution can cause a number of health complications and worsen respiratory illnesses such as asthma. Individuals who want to improve the air quality in their homes may want to consider purchasing an air purifier.

    The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier is one example of a device that can remove harmful particles using a HyperHEPA filter. The product is designed to trap particles that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size, including dust, pollen and ragweed. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is also helpful for individuals who have an allergy to pet dander.

  • Nebraska health officials warn of high levels of air pollution

    Air pollution can result from a number of things, including car exhaust and the burning of fossil fuels. However, nature can also play a role in the amount of air pollution that develops in certain areas across the country, according to NTV, an ABC affiliate.

    Recently, health officials in Nebraska warned residents in the Lincoln region that air pollution levels have reached dangerous levels as a result of local wild fires. The problem arose when a number of small fires in a grassy ditch continued to grow and affect nearby homes.

    Health officials say that the air is unsafe for individuals with respiratory problems, the elderly, young children and pregnant women.

    Homeowners who want to reduce the stress on their lungs by removing dangerous air particles from their living spaces may want to consider purchasing an air purifier. The IQAir HealthPro Plus is one example of a device that can remove lung irritants from homes.

    The product is designed to trap ultra-fine particles that are smaller than 0.3 microns in size with its HyperHEPA filter. It is ideal for individuals with allergies to pet dander, pollen and dust. The IQAir Health ProPlus air purifier can also remove smoke and pollution within up to 900 square feet.

  • Using air purifiers to combat local pollution

    Power plants are beneficial to regions in need of electricity, but they can do substantial damage to the environment. In an effort to make sure the air stays clean, environmental protection groups have recently united near downtown Milwaukee against a coal plant, according to the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

    An air pollutant permit was issued by state regulators to the coal power plant, but environmental advocates say that it does not do enough to protect the public. Changes may be made to the permit over the next year.

    "It's great that they're deciding," Jennifer Feyerherm, the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign representative, told the news source. "We need a decision now because Milwaukee air quality is bad now."

    Homeowners in the region who want to breathe easily may want to consider purchasing the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier. While most air purifiers catch particles at 0.3 microns, the IQAir HealthPro Plus has a HyperHEPA filter to catch smaller particles that can cause allergic reactions and illness. By using an air purifier to capture unseen contaminants, homeowners may be able to remove more bacteria from the air they breathe.

  • Georgia to issue ground ozone alerts through October

    As global warming becomes a growing concern, more local governments are doing their part to inform the public of ways they can protect themselves from the effects of pollution.

    Between May and September, ozone forecasting is typically conducted across Georgia to assess ground-level ozone, according to The Weekly. In 2011, the process will begin in April and end in October, giving residents a full seven months of forecasting.

    "We decided to extend ozone forecasting to give people the information they need to make informed choices to better protect their health - as well as to encourage them to take air-friendly actions that will reduce pollution throughout the year," Susan Zimmer-Dauphinee, program manager for the Ambient Monitoring Program, told the news source.

    For homeowners who want to improve the air quality inside of their living spaces, the IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier is the perfect solution. This device has a HyperHEPA filter that is designed to catch air particles from automobiles and smoke while killing bacteria.

    The filter also has a product life of up to four years, requiring little maintenance from its users. It has advanced fan control and a carrying handle for ultimate convenience.

  • Second-hand smoke polluting some areas of the nation

    Second-hand smoke is no longer just a threat if you live with or stand close to someone smoking a cigarette. Harmful particles are making their way into the air at large, making it a larger pollution concern than some people initially thought.

    The Kentucky Center for Smoke-free Policy (KCSP) conducted a research study of the air quality in Rowan County, Kentucky, and found that city dwellers outside Morehead were at risk for being exposed to harmful levels of second-hand smoke, though Morehead, which recently implemented smoke-free laws, had smoke levels six to seven times lower than the surrounding area, The Morehead News reports.

    Beyond implementing far-reaching legislation, there are a few simple steps people can take (such as avoiding congested thoroughfares) to avoid pollution. We can exercise a much greater amount of control over indoor spaces, however, by installing a high-quality air purifying system.

    FreshAirPro offers a range of top-rated, best-selling brands that implement the most sophisticated technologies available on the market today. Many of their machines combine a minimum of a HEPA filter as well as activated carbon to both filter particles and remove harmful chemicals and odors from the air.

  • Up close and personal with air pollution particles

    It's been widely accepted that air pollution is bad for our health, but it hasn't been easy - even for scientists - to determine exactly why.

    However, a recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found a link between diabetes patients' responses to air pollution and the way a normal respiratory system would function, University of Rochester Medical Center News reports. In the study, diabetes patients breathing in ultrafine particles found in polluted air experienced an activation of their blood platelets, a response which could increase the risk of heart disease.

    "Our findings indicate that when someone is exposed to air pollution, the platelets become activated, which would make them more likely to trigger a heart attack," researcher Mark Frampton, M.D., said.

    Although there are measures that health-conscious individuals may take to avoid pollution-heavy areas outside, much greater control can be exercised over one's indoor air environment. Purchasing one of the top-market air purifiers available from FreshAirPro is the most effective means to clear pollutants and other airborne contaminants from the air that you breathe.

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