The Aliso Canyon natural gas leak in Southern California started on October 25 at a storage well near Los Angeles at Porter Ranch. The plume has been reported to be 1,000 feet high and several miles long. To help local residents deal with the dangerous gases, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has recommended the Oransi Erik air purifier with carbon filter for the removal of methane gas and other mercaptans. Per CARB, “many of the more commonly used residential air cleaners will not effectively remove the odorous mercaptans and other sulfur-containing components of the Aliso Canyon
Fall allergy season is upon us. Yet, despite the seasonal shift bringing welcomed activities like weekend football and trips to the cider mill, we’re also faced with maybe the biggest upswing of harmful airborne allergens all year. Thanks to a drastic increase in ragweed pollen, dust mites, hay fever and pet dander, Fall is one of those times of year when we have to take extra precaution to ensure we’re not falling victim to the various seasonal allergens swirling around our air. But, how can we take precautions against allergy trends we’re not aware of?
In recent months, extreme dry spells have been creating a drastic rise in wildfires, across the United States. As a result, the levels of wildfire smoke are higher than ever and continually rising. The smoke is most prominent in the West Coast, but has spread across many parts of the Midwest and South. To help provide relief HEPA Air Purifiers are being utilized to clear the air. According to NPR, health departments in numerous states are taking extra precautions to make sure their residents aren’t affected. Yet, officials are concerned preventative efforts could be ineffective.
With school starting across the country, many districts are updating their facilities to help students learn better than ever. The Mountain Valley Unified School District is taking it one step further, by purchasing 30 HEPA Air Purifiers to guarantee their students are breathing the healthiest air possible.
Anyone who’s been keeping up on air quality concerns in China will be interested to know that 75% of big Chinese cities still fail to meet air quality standards, although slowly but surely they are making progress to meet air quality standards. Yet, according to Reuters and the Chinese environment ministry, that number is actually positive, signifying a relatively substantial increase in year over year air quality – which showed 90% of big Chinese cities didn’t meet air quality standards last year, suggesting a 15% year over year improvement.
Air quality continues to be a hot button issue across not only the United States, but the entire world. As research pinpoints the negative effects of smog and air pollution on our respiratory systems, new German research has found fine particulate matter has recently been linked to increased levels of stokes in adults.
People are becoming more health conscious than ever before. However, while most folks work to refine their diets or implement a workout routine, more and more are becoming concerned with the quality of air they’re breathing in with the use or an air quality monitor. And, rightfully so. As we’ve mentioned at length in the past, there are numerous factors polluting the air we breathe and Air Quality In The USA is far from the healthiest, when compared to other countries. But, it does seem like we’re making strides to take better precaution. Air Quality