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  • Prepare against extreme pollution

    The poor air quality in China is having a major impact on the rest of the world. While U.S. residents may not think they need to invest in home air purifiers, but concern about pollution and its effects are taking hold across the country. 

    According to one recent study, published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the air pollution in China is causing problems in the U.S. Heavy smog could be affecting weather patterns, even going as far as to make storms along the Pacific Coast worst. Erratic weather could also be another side effect. While these issues may seem like inconveniences rather than severe problems, the long-term effects may be drastic. 

    With global issues contributing to U.S. air pollution, more needs to be done to protect the environment. This will likely require sweeping changes, but individuals can start by working on improving their own personal spaces. 

    Anyone concerned about air quality, regardless of their location, should consider purchasing a device such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This is capable of clearing smoke and chemicals from the air, creating a safer, healthier indoor space for individuals. 

  • Prepare against extreme pollution

    The poor air quality in China is having a major impact on the rest of the world. While U.S. residents may not think they need to invest in home air purifiers, but concern about pollution and its effects are taking hold across the country. 

    According to one recent study, published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the air pollution in China is causing problems in the U.S. Heavy smog could be affecting weather patterns, even going as far as to make storms along the Pacific Coast worst. Erratic weather could also be another side effect. While these issues may seem like inconveniences rather than severe problems, the long-term effects may be drastic. 

    With global issues contributing to U.S. air pollution, more needs to be done to protect the environment. This will likely require sweeping changes, but individuals can start by working on improving their own personal spaces. 

    Anyone concerned about air quality, regardless of their location, should consider purchasing a device such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This is capable of clearing smoke and chemicals from the air, creating a safer, healthier indoor space for individuals. 

  • Smoking bans are good for the public

    Many places around the world are implementing public smoking bans, or at least considering launching them to protect the health of residents. The Lancet recently published an analysis of the results of various smoking bans around North America and Europe, and the findings showed that these restrictions can have a major impact on personal health. 

    As much as 40 percent of the children in the world are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke, and these kids are often left dealing with respiratory conditions and other problems. According to the study, the introduction of smoking bans contributes to a drop in the number of preterm births and children diagnosed with asthma. Taking strides to improve air quality can significantly enhance health, but occasionally people have to take their well-being into their own hands. 

    "Together with the known health benefits in adults, our study provides clear evidence that smoking bans have considerable public health benefits for perinatal and child health, and provides strong support for WHO recommendations to create smoke-free public environments on a national level," said Dr. Jasper Been, one of the leaders of the study. 

    Some regions may be considering smoking bans, but anyone concerned about air quality should look into investing in a medical-grade home air purifier. Devices such as the IQAir GC MultiGas can clear smoke, odors and chemicals from a space. 

  • US achieves cleaner air goals

    Over the past 10 years, the U.S. has made great strides to improve its air quality. Rice University recently studied different regions of the country to determine which areas had been successful, and the results showed that most regions that had been mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce pollution achieved their goals. 

    According to the study, which was published in the Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association, noted that 22 of the 23 designated regions cut back on particulate matter in the air. Many of the improvements came across entire states, including those with major metropolitan areas such as New York. 

    "It was encouraging to find that across the country, we have seen overall particulate-matter levels come down," said Daniel Cohan, a professor at Rice. "We found very slight extra improvement at monitors that were targeted the most, but regions that had to develop plans achieved pretty solid controls that didn't just pinpoint the worst monitors. And the large populations of these regions benefited." 

    While the overall air quality of the U.S. has improved, individuals can still do their part to enhance their own indoor spaces. Many choose to invest in home air purifiers such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This professional-grade device is capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of chemicals and pollutants. 

  • Millions die due to air pollution each year

    Places all over the world are suffering from poor air quality, and that smog impacts all types of people. The World Health Organization recently released estimates stating that 7 million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012. That accounts for about 1 in 8 total global deaths. 

    Those staggering numbers underscore that air pollution is a major problem facing the world's population. In fact, the WHO claimed it is the single biggest environmental health risk facing the planet today, as it could lead to the onset of strokes, heart disease and cancer. Taking steps to improve the air quality could make a significant difference, potentially saving millions of lives. 

    "Cleaning up the air we breathe prevents noncommunicable diseases as well as reduces disease risks among women and vulnerable groups, including children and the elderly," said Dr. Flavia Bustreo, a WHO assistant director. "Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves." 

    The massive changes required to improve the air quality around the world begin with individual efforts. Embracing environmentally friendly practices is key, but those who want to enhance the air they breathe in the meantime may consider investing in HEPA air purifiers. Products like the IQAir GC MultiGas clear the air of a wide variety of pollutants, which can greatly improve indoor air quality. 

  • Millions die due to air pollution each year

    Places all over the world are suffering from poor air quality, and that smog impacts all types of people. The World Health Organization recently released estimates stating that 7 million people died as a result of air pollution in 2012. That accounts for about 1 in 8 total global deaths. 

    Those staggering numbers underscore that air pollution is a major problem facing the world's population. In fact, the WHO claimed it is the single biggest environmental health risk facing the planet today, as it could lead to the onset of strokes, heart disease and cancer. Taking steps to improve the air quality could make a significant difference, potentially saving millions of lives. 

    "Cleaning up the air we breathe prevents noncommunicable diseases as well as reduces disease risks among women and vulnerable groups, including children and the elderly," said Dr. Flavia Bustreo, a WHO assistant director. "Poor women and children pay a heavy price from indoor air pollution since they spend more time at home breathing in smoke and soot from leaky coal and wood cook stoves." 

    The massive changes required to improve the air quality around the world begin with individual efforts. Embracing environmentally friendly practices is key, but those who want to enhance the air they breathe in the meantime may consider investing in HEPA air purifiers. Products like the IQAir GC MultiGas clear the air of a wide variety of pollutants, which can greatly improve indoor air quality. 

  • Third-hand smoke can cause serious health problems, study shows

    The dangers of second-hand smoke have been well publicized, but what about other forms of the chemical infiltrating the air? According to a new study from the American Chemical Society, there is such a thing as third-hand smoke, and it could be posing a serious health problem to people around the U.S. 

    Third-hand smoke is the leftover smoke that sticks to walls and furniture. While some may simply view this odor as an annoyance, it could actually be a significant threat to personal health - especially to the well-being of children. Young kids may be putting smoke-infused items and toys into their mouths, exposing them to a range of harmful toxins. 

    The ACS found that this third-hand smoke, when mixed with other chemicals and pollutants, could form a carcinogen. Not only is cancer a threat, but the compounds may also lead to genetic mutations. 

    To avoid the problems associated with second- and third-hand smoke, invest in a medical-grade device like the IQAir GC MultiGas. This air cleaner purifier is capable of clearing the air of many common irritants, such as smoke. 

  • Third-hand smoke can cause serious health problems, study shows

    The dangers of second-hand smoke have been well publicized, but what about other forms of the chemical infiltrating the air? According to a new study from the American Chemical Society, there is such a thing as third-hand smoke, and it could be posing a serious health problem to people around the U.S. 

    Third-hand smoke is the leftover smoke that sticks to walls and furniture. While some may simply view this odor as an annoyance, it could actually be a significant threat to personal health - especially to the well-being of children. Young kids may be putting smoke-infused items and toys into their mouths, exposing them to a range of harmful toxins. 

    The ACS found that this third-hand smoke, when mixed with other chemicals and pollutants, could form a carcinogen. Not only is cancer a threat, but the compounds may also lead to genetic mutations. 

    To avoid the problems associated with second- and third-hand smoke, invest in a medical-grade device like the IQAir GC MultiGas. This air cleaner purifier is capable of clearing the air of many common irritants, such as smoke. 

  • Study shows air pollution affects child development

    Parents want to give their kids the best possible opportunities for enjoying a long and healthy life. Sometimes, however, environmental factors can get in the way and inhibit the quality of life of these children. 

    A study of children in China found that air pollution can have an effect on the genetic makeup of kids. Bloomberg reported that the genetic changes may result in a deficiency of learning abilities as the children involved in the study had poorer memory skills and related talents. Some of this may be tied to restricted blood flow to the brain during development, the source noted. 

    Although the subjects of the study were living in an area with extremely poor air quality, the findings underscore the importance of breathing in clean air. 

    Anyone concerned about air pollution will want to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their health. The first step to this is investing in a medical-grade home air purifier such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This device is capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of chemicals and particles, making it easier to breathe for people of any age. 

  • Study shows air pollution affects child development

    Parents want to give their kids the best possible opportunities for enjoying a long and healthy life. Sometimes, however, environmental factors can get in the way and inhibit the quality of life of these children. 

    A study of children in China found that air pollution can have an effect on the genetic makeup of kids. Bloomberg reported that the genetic changes may result in a deficiency of learning abilities as the children involved in the study had poorer memory skills and related talents. Some of this may be tied to restricted blood flow to the brain during development, the source noted. 

    Although the subjects of the study were living in an area with extremely poor air quality, the findings underscore the importance of breathing in clean air. 

    Anyone concerned about air pollution will want to ensure they are doing all they can to protect their health. The first step to this is investing in a medical-grade home air purifier such as the IQAir GC MultiGas. This device is capable of clearing the air of a wide variety of chemicals and particles, making it easier to breathe for people of any age. 

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