THE DANGER OF POLLUTION IN ENCLOSED SPACES

One of the best ways to improve the comfort level in enclosed indoor spaces is by using an air conditioning system. During the warmer summer months, we may spend most of our time in artificially controlled environments for cooling, yet not everything is right with using air conditioners all the time, as there are several health-related side effects associated with their usage. Air conditioners cool by sucking out moisture in the air inside an enclosed space, which means it creates dryness that causes dry eyes, dry/ itchy skin, and dehydration. In addition, the working principle of an air-conditioner recirculates the air inside an enclosed space to maintain a consistent temperature… Read More

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JUST BREATHE! FRESH AIR WORKS MAGIC

The health benefits of fresh air cannot be overemphasized. The cells in our body function with the fresh flow of oxygen we take in. Fresh air is rich in oxygen, which increases the oxygen circulating in our blood. Fresh air improves our physical and mental well-being.  The cool, unpolluted air in our natural surroundings as scientists have shown can help boost our heart, immune system, and our brain. Deep breathing increases oxygen flow in the lungs which gives rise to Serotonin, a feel-good [happy] hormone level in our body that helps to relax the body from stress and anxiety, and also uplifts our mental clarity. Yes! A breath of fresh… Read More

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D-ORBITAL NANO OXIDE (DNO TECHNOLOGY): THE BEST IN AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEMS

The concern of indoor air quality to our health and safety has radically increased over the years, special attention is now drawn to the technologies that can work with filters to fight airborne pathogenic viruses. The D-orbital Nano oxide (DNO) is a patented Healthy air Technology catalyst system, combined with a High-Performance Filter (HEPA) that works to capture and kill organic pollutants like viruses and bacteria without any secondary release of pollutants. There has been a number of already existing technologies for indoor air purification such as ultraviolet light, carbon, ozone, amongst others but however there are secondary pollutants release back in the air which cause a harmful effect on… Read More

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Review: HA500 Air Purifier by Healthy Air Technology

It is not always an easy task to keep indoor air free from pollutants, especially, when Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) is present in indoor environments. In most cases, there is little you can do to eliminate NO2 and other gases like Sulphur Dioxide (SO2), Formaldehyde (TVOC), or even pathogens like H1N1 Influenza A virus (pandemic flu), and Staphylococcus aureus (or similar bacteria). Here comes the HA500 Air Purifier by Healthy Air Technology which is able to eliminate all of these pollutants/pathogens from indoor environments. It does that thanks to the triple-layered system with a primary filter, HEPA 13 filter, and Pollution Eraser DNO filter. DNO means D-Orbital Nano Oxide which is made of two parts.  1st part:… Read More

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IMPACT OF INDOOR AIR QUALITY ON HUMAN HEALTH

Recently, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has received increasing attention from the world health organization (WHO), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`(EPA), UNICEF, and environmental governments for improving air quality, health, and well-being. It has been estimated that about 90% of people spend most of their time indoors, such as in homes, gyms, schools, workplaces, vehicles, etc.; thus, IAQ significantly impacts health and quality of life in general. For many people, the health risks from exposure to indoor air quality may be greater than those related to outdoor pollution. However poor indoor air quality can be harmful to vulnerable groups such as children, young adults, the elderly, or those suffering from chronic respiratory,… Read More

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Dangers of Cooking Gas in Indoor Air Pollution

Reading this topic, the first impression may be feelings of disbelief with statements like “but I have been using cooking gas for years now and I haven’t had any health issues related to it” or I am a cook and have been using cooking gas and I am fine. We will understand adequate responses to these concerns as we continue. Cooking Gas: cooking gas is mostly a piece of kitchen equipment or apparatus as the case may be, used for only one purpose, to generate a heat source for cooking meals in our homes, eateries, and restaurants. This kitchen essential contains either natural gas (methane) or LPG. If it is… Read More

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HOW TO REDUCE THE RISK OF AIR POLLUTION

By eliminating air pollution, we mean to completely remove, put to an end, or get rid of air pollution in our offices, schools, and homes respectively. Air pollution is a serious problem that has a negative impact on people’s health and livelihood. It is the undesirable presence of impurities or the abnormal rise in the proportion of some harmful components in the atmosphere. In our offices, air pollution affects the productivity and performance of an average worker, thereby leading to less performance. In schools, air pollution contributes to several health challenges children develop such as asthma attacks, headaches, lung disease and respiratory disease(pneumonia) e.t.c. In our homes, it is difficult… Read More

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INDOOR AIR POLLUTION: CAUSES AND EFFECTS

INDOOR AIR POLLUTION: THE HOW Welcome to our blog, the leading destination for everything on healthy air and your health. Indoor air pollution normally consists of dust, dirt, disease-causing pathogens, or gases in the air inside buildings such as your home or workplace that could be harmful to breathe in. Poor indoor air quality has been linked to lung diseases like asthma, COPD, and lung cancer. It has also been linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Some Of The Causes And Effects Of Indoor Air Pollution Most indoor air pollution comes from sources that release gases or particles into the air. Things such as building materials and… Read More

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Air Quality : Don’t Gamble With It

When thinking of air pollution, you probably think of giant industrial smokestacks or thousands of cars in traffic congestion. Perhaps you visualize the smoggy haze that clings to big cities or imagine what acid rain sounds like. Thinking of air pollution, you think of the air outside and luckily you can retreat to the safety of the clean air in your home, right? Actually, the air quality in your home can be worse than the air quality outside. It’s easy to believe that the air quality outside is worse than the air quality inside. We know about air pollution and acid rain, we can see smoke and smell exhaust, and we… Read More

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The Soot Crisis in Port-Harcourt

There is growing outcry and understandable anxiety in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, over increasing presence of black soot, resulting in poor air quality. Last week, the government expressed concern about the situation and linked the soot to the activities of illegal oil refineries, bunkers and burning of tyres. Critical stakeholders should be concerned about this lingering problem that has become a serious public health issue. Doctors in Port Harcourt have already confirmed an increase in the number of people with breathing difficulty, according to reports. Since the last quarter of 2016, the black soot has become an environmental issue for residents of Port Harcourt. Scientists have determined that the… Read More

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