Air purifiers do exactly what you might expect them to do: remove contaminants from the air to purify it. There are numerous benefits to using an air purifier and there is a wide variety of purifiers on the market, yet there is still some confusion about what air purifiers do, uses, and benefits. To illuminate […]
Is Your Heater Making You Sick?
Do you have a sore throat, watery-itchy eyes, and a runny nose? Are you tired of coughing, sneezing, and having shortness of breath? Does your head start to ache every time you’re in your home? Feeling more tired and sluggish than usual? Enough is enough, now is the time to take action! The dust and […]
Tips for Dealing with Harsh Winter Skin
It’s officially winter, which means it’s freezing cold outside and you are combating it by blasting the heat or huddling around the fireplace. Trying to stay warm during the winter is hard enough, we don’t need the additional stresses like cracked skin or winter induced asthma to the mix. By taking a few preventative steps […]
Is Your Furnace Filter Polluting Your Home?
What Is A Furnace Filter? A furnace filter is a removable filter that fits inside your furnace between the air intake location and the fan, heating coil, and motor. It was designed to protect the motor and other mechanical parts from a number of airborne particles that could ruin the furnace. A standard fiberglass filter […]
Utah Inversion: What It Is and How to Cope
View image | gettyimages.com The Salt Lake valley is subject to heavy inversions–particularly during the winter months. The topography of the valley is such that the Wasatch Mountains on the eastern edge of the city act as a barrier that help lock pollution inside the valley on the worst air days. Contamination settles and lingers […]
Top U.S. Cities with the Best and Worst Air
The American Lung Association annually ranks U.S cities by air quality in a State of the Air report. Cities are broken down into the best and worst air categories by different pollution factors. These include: year round particle pollution, short term particle pollution, and ozone pollution. The exact rankings of cities in both categories alters […]
Bad Air Quality and Pregnancy
There are many steps of planning that come with pregnancy, each just as important as the last. While preparing the nursery, stocking up on diapers, and planning out schedules are all important, there are other preparations that are even more crucial. Do all you can to ensure the health of your new baby. Poor air […]