Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn

When you think of indoor air pollution, you might imagine a home with a wood-burning stove or a smoky bar. One environment that may not come immediately to mind is a school, but the unfortunate truth is that indoor air pollution in classrooms around the world is putting children’s health in jeopardy. A study published … Continue reading Indoor pollution in classrooms threatens the health of schoolchildren, scientists warn

8 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

The term “air pollution” often conjures up images of car exhaust, bush fires and thick fumes from factories. But indoor air pollution can be just as bad, if not worse, than outdoor air pollution. In fact, the air inside the home can be two to five times worse than the air outside, according to the Environmental Protection Agency … Continue reading 8 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

If you like to keep it green, there’s no better way of purifying the air in your living room than through houseplants. Houseplants can improve air quality and make your living space healthier. Research from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration shows that houseplants can absorb volatile organic compounds like formaldehyde and benzene. These chemicals are toxic and may even be carcinogenic in … Continue reading Keeping it green: 9 Air-purifying houseplants for your living room

TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Researchers from Purdue University found that humans are the most significant pollutants of indoor air. In a study presented at the American Association for Aerosol Research Conference in Oregon, the researchers revealed that humans are the dominant sources of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in an office environment. VOCs are a large group of chemicals that strongly influence the composition and chemistry … Continue reading TOXIC products: Humans are the greatest pollutants of office air, reveals surprising study

Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

The term “air pollution” is typically associated with factory fumes, smoke-belching vehicles and roaring bush fires. But the air inside your home is also at risk of pollution in the hands of certain household items that may seem harmless at first glance. If left undetected, these products can produce pollutants that cause health complications like respiratory infections, memory … Continue reading Air pollution can also happen INDOORS – here’s how to spot the worst offenders

HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

A healthy, resting adult takes 12 to 20 breaths per minute.Children, from school-age to preschoolers and younger, take many more. It’s normal for a toddler to take twice as many breaths as an adult, and an infant may take a full three times more. Every breath matters, especially for their developing lungs, but more than … Continue reading HOW TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY AT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL

New high tech cars may be damaging your health

Once upon a time that "new car smell" often caused many people to feel nauseated, because the odor consisted of volatile organic compounds and other toxins from glues, paint, vinyl and plastics. Now, it seems, little may have changed. But while questions remain about new car smell toxicity, there have been a number of studies done … Continue reading New high tech cars may be damaging your health