If you’re looking to learn the necessary knowledge to get a grip on your air quality, look no further.
Here’s a comprehensive collection of 45 articles that will help you to understand what the different types of pollutants are and how to measure the concentrations in your home/office, so that you can take care of your health and that of people around you, too.
Hopefully, this collection will help you to surround yourself with better air.
Find out why how particulate pollution can have different adverse effects depending on the size of airborne particles (PM10, PM2.5, PM1)
How can you fight pollution if you don’t know how much pollution you are dealing with? You need to track pollutants to increase your Air quality.
There are many different apps for everything, the worst and the best. Find out the most helpful mobile app to track air pollution and breathe better air.
If you think your nose is a good alarm system in regards to air quality, think again. Formaldehyde stinks but carbon monoxide can kill you and you won’t smell anything.
VOC exposure is a known health hazard. Here's why people can't always trust their senses to tell them they're at risk.
Human health and the environment often work the same. Particle pollution kills people but it also affects our planet’s health. Find out how in this article.
Now you know that particulates matter is one of the most dangerous pollution type. How to get rid of it? How to choose an air purifier?
Are you thinking about an air purifier to get less toxins in your home? Not all are the same. A filter doesn’t help for this type of pollution and you will need activated carbon. Open windows, increase Ventilation, Install an Air Purifier with activated carbon, Choose a Good Dry Cleaner...Check all our tips to remove nasty gas from your home
Just as important as your food, hygiene, and other healthy choices is the choice to improve your indoor air quality. Numerous health problems are linked to air quality. Being able to detect pollution sources and track pollutants in the home is the first step. Second step is to get rid of pollution sources either by removing the …..
If you don’t know how to get started to breathe better air, tracking the evolution of pollutants at home is a good place to start.
There are dozens of VOCs if you follow the strict definition of it. Find out the list of the most common of these gas, often considered pollutant emissions.
VOC, does it ring a bell? Find out the most common pollutants in your household products and every day life stuff. Organic products often provide an alternative, but not always...
Carbon monoxide is famous because it can kill someone in a few minutes. But VOlatile Organic Compounds have adverse health effects over years.
Among the different solutions to improve indoor air quality, some plants have the abiltiy to absorb noxious gas and give back oxygen in return
Once you have identified the Volatile Organic compound concentrations in your home, your best bet is to use an activated carbon technology to get rid of it.
A modern air quality monitor would be connected and have a mobile app… But what about a smart phone with built-in sensors?
Almost everyone knows that fresh paints release toxic gases. But how much and what gas exactly? Find out here.
Some pollution sources in your home are sometimes not very intuitive. Our carpeted walls and floors use glues featuring noxious gases at times.
Yes it’s bad to smoke. Mainly because of the particle pollution obstructing the lungs. But there are also many other poisonous gases, hundreds of them.
Office buildings are usually very occupied during the day, and feature crowded meeting rooms where the air quality decreases very quickly...
Some air pollutants have a greater or lesser tendency to evaporate, and the EPA classified them into three categories. SVOC is one of them.
Detergent, Nail polish, cosmetics, dying hair products, your kitchen trash, wooden furniture, carpeted floor, painted walls… All are sources of VOC
There are three types of air pollution: Physical pollution made of solid particles, bacteria and virus… And gases, e.g. chemical pollution.
If the tap water was brown and dirty, would you drink it? The same applies to the air you breathe. If you knew the air was polluted and dirty would you continue breathing it?
One of the first steps to ensure good air quality in buildings is to know what institutions like WHO have set as thresholds for air pollutants.
Many products use VOC during the manufacturing process. The problem arises when these substances are emitted back in homes years after it was built.
Not all pollution sources of air pollution are man-made. Mother Nature also release millions of tons of pollutants. The sources are volcanoes, green plants…
Air pollutants or volatile chemicals are made of tiny molecules. What are the technologies of sensors today for us to measure air pollution?
Particle pollution is made up of solid or liquid particles whereas Ozone is a gas formed by complex reactions. Both have adverse health effects, but not the same.
Building materials use plenty of glues and solvents. These chemicals can be released in the form of gas during months or years after the manufacturing.
Which gases are the most noxious for the human health? International and American organizations have listed the gas to monitor and avoid.
Which atmospheric environment factors should you be monitoring? Learn more about the distinctions. The difference is subtle but exists. VOC can be Hydrocarbons, but hydrocarbons are not necessarily VOCs. The definition of VOC is, gases with a low boiling point.
The short answer is no. Compound have a different tendency to evaporate at room temperature which gets them classified into three categories by the US EPA.
At what Levels are we breathing good air or poor air? That’s what the thresholds created by the WHO and the US EPA are made for.
What is recommended by US organizations to breathe good air inside homes and buildings? Find out the threshold values and guidelines here.
To measure tiny molecules of chemicals, air sensors have tremendously involved in the past decade. Get a sense of how these different technologies work in this article.
We always think about pollution as something affecting human health, but it also affects the planet. Acid rains created by VOC and PM make waters and soils unsuitable to life.
Are you familiar with the new car smell, or the new buildings smell? Although this may seem like a positive idea, these odors often hide something less desirable.
So you want to equip your building with a reliable air monitor. Check here what are the parameters you need to check before making a decision for your building.
Black mold develop in humid environments (> 65%). It releases volatile organic compounds when alive, and particles when dead.
Car fumes, repellents, air fresheners, aerosol sprays, paint, pesticides, dry cleaned clothing, all of these are sources of these pollutants.
How do Foobot indoor air quality monitors stack up against the competition? What pollutants do you need to track at home? You need to track the noxious gas (VOCs), and particle pollution that comes from the outside (and cooking).
To help households be more aware of chemical pollutants, the US agency created a list of noxious gases found outside and inside.
Parts per billion, microgram per cubic meters...These units are used to provide an idea of the quality of the air you’re breathing, but what does it mean?
A good air monitor needs to be connected to your Wi-Fi to provide continuous measurements. It’s also needs precise sensors, for the right air pollutants.