Air Purifiers News

Air quality in the news. Reports and investigation into the growing air quality problem and its effect on your health.


2013

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Air pollution can trigger heart arrhythmias


June 13, 2013

For people with existing heart problems, exposure to high levels of air pollution can trigger the irregular heartbeats that may lead to a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study.

The New York Times

Air Pollution Tied to Birth Defects


April 8, 2013

Exposure in the first two months of pregnancy to air pollution from traffic sharply increases the risk for birth defects, a new study has found.

TheGuardian

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?


March 19, 2013

Traffic fumes across the country are provoking increased instances of asthma and other respiratory diseases. So what is being done about it?

The White House Blog

Reducing Pollution For All American Families


February 14, 2013

Outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson cites the importance of environmental justice for all Americans.

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Air Pollution Causes More than 6 Million Deaths Worldwide


Feb 7, 2013

For the last three weeks, residents of Beijing have been breathing thick, soupy air so choked with pollutants that it has registered far off the scale of acceptable levels. Yet places like Beijing or New Delhi, India, which has also had extremely unhealthy air quality levels, are far from the only cities to be plagued.

The Boston Globe

State finds indoor air problems at Winthrop Middle School


ebruary 9, 2013

Inspectors with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health found numerous air quality problems at the Winthrop Middle School last year, including dirty air conditioners, old filters, and high carbon dioxide levels. The inspectors' report, sent to the school officials on Jan.uary 23, made 30 recommendations to improve the air quality in the school. "I'm very concerned as a citizen. The middle school is just about as bad as it gets," said David Osborne, a Winthrop resident who read the report.


2012

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The Year 2040: Double the Pollen, Double the Allergy Suffering?


November 9, 2012

New study shows pollen counts will more than double in 28 years

The New York Times

Really? Some Plants Can Filter Airborne Chemicals


September 3, 2012

NASA has found that at least 15 common indoor plants can filter pollutants from the air, to some degree.

The New York Times

Asthma by the Numbers


June 4, 2012

More Americans than ever suffer from asthma, according to federal health officials. A lot more needs to be done to reduce the triggers and manage this disease.