Concerns about air quality are becoming more common, especially as wildfire season stretches longer each year and air pollution remains a pressing issue. Unfortunately, air pollution is not just confined to the outdoors, but there are steps you can take to protect the air quality
Contaminants in your indoor air do not just come from pollution outside — in fact, there are many ways in which indoor air can be even more polluted than outdoors. Mold, industrial chemicals, carbon dioxide and several other pollutants can build up in closed spaces
Air conditioners are easy to take for granted. But now that parts of the country are increasingly experiencing record-shattering heat waves, they can literally be a life-saver. Cooling power aside, air conditioners can also have some surprisingly negative effects on the air quality inside your
We are now well into the second summer of COVID-19 and viral transmission is still at the forefront of many people’s minds. Though travel has picked up since this time last year, the unfolding threat of the Delta Variant means that the pandemic is far
During the 2020-2021 school year, most school districts, parents, and students agreed that in-person learning was too risky due the Covid-19 pandemic, thus classes were held online at home via a video link. Now, with the fall 2021 semester fast approaching, the resurgent Delta variant
Between all of the packing, checklists, documents and the realization that you have accumulated way too many things, moving is incredibly stressful — especially if you are doing so in addition to buying a new home.
With all of these concerns to work through, air quality
Your home is a space that should allow you to control the influence of outdoor temperatures, precipitation, and pollution. However, sealing your home from the outdoors can also trap pollutants indoors, in some cases allowing air pollution to build up to unhealthy levels. A wide
The smells we associate with newness and cleanliness — a fresh coat of paint, a new car, lemon-scented disinfectant — are not as harmless as they may seem. These odors are caused by the release of gases called volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and they come
Air purifiers, on the surface, may seem deceptively simple — dirty air is drawn in through a vent and clean air is blown out. But the quality and technology of the mechanisms and filters inside these machines can make all the difference in determining just
Getting in shape is one of the best things that you can do to stay healthy. Regular exercise can help you look, think, feel and even sleep better. However, when air quality is poor, working out can come with its own health hazards.
Physical activity typically