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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Air You Breathe

Many of you may already know (or can safely guess) that living in a city will be harder on your lungs.  But by how much?

1.  If you live in a large city, your lungs are likely not as pink as you think they are. Many of you may already know (or can safely guess) that living in a city will be harder on your lungs.  But by how much?  What you may not realize is the amount of pollution that we’re actually breathing in...

Do Air Purifiers Work?

We all have been told that there are differences in quality in the air we breathe which is true. Pollutants have infiltrated even the cleanest of cities which...

  We all have been told that there are differences in quality in the air we breathe which is true. Pollutants have infiltrated even the cleanest of cities which has sprung up websites that provide real-time data of the quality of air using standardized measurements known as the air quality index. Air Quality Index of London showing Various levels of...

Man-made Pollution Dates as Early as the Incans

The earliest sources of man-made pollution are thought to have started in the Industrial Revolution, a time known for its shift in...

The earliest sources of man-made pollution are thought to have started in the Industrial Revolution, a time known for its shift in manufacturing processes which often lead to significant amounts of air pollution.  Indeed, the Industrial Revolution saw a significant changes in iron production and chemical manufacturing as well as a shift from the use of bio-fuels such as wood...

10 Most Polluted Cities in the US

It is often mentioned that depending on one’s currently living environment and situation, an air purifier may or may not be necessary. This typically means that...

It is often mentioned that depending on one’s currently living environment and situation, an air purifier may or may not be necessary. This typically means that the more polluted one’s city or town is, the more beneficial an air purifier would be for the overall health of an individual. So then it begs the question: which cities are the most...

Air Pollution and Heart Disease: What’s the Connection?

Most people can easily discern a relationship between asthma and air pollution because it simply makes sense. People breathe in bad...

Most people can easily discern a relationship between asthma and air pollution because it simply makes sense. People breathe in bad, polluted air and the lungs get damaged. Simple. However, what many people do not realize is that air pollution affects much more than just a person’s lungs – it can affect just about any major organ, including the heart....

Air Pollution Increasingly Linked to Autism

The Harvard School of Public Health released a new study of 1,767 children, and has linked high levels of pollution to an increase in the rate of...

The Harvard School of Public Health released a new study of 1,767 children, and has linked high levels of pollution to an increase in the rate of autism. The study looked at 245 children with autism and 1,522 children without autism, and compared the estimated amount of pollution each child was exposed to during pregnancy in the third trimester based...