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What Does An Air Quality Alert Really Mean?

What Does An Air Quality Alert Really Mean?

As you are driving down the busy highway, and see an air quality alert displayed on the electronic signboards, have your every stopped to think about what the alert really means and how it affects you? The EPA calculates the Air Quality Index (AQI) for 5 major pollutants: Ground-Level Ozone – According to the EPA this “bad” ozone “is not emitted directly into the air, but is created by chemical reactions between oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOC)…

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How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Sleep

How Poor Indoor Air Quality Affects Your Sleep

Feeling groggy and irritable during the day, and find yourself wishing for a nap? You might be sleep deprived…and the air you’re breathing might be to blame. Sleep is essential for all humans. For many of us, however, true, restful sleep can also prove to be elusive. Not getting enough quality sleep can create negative effects. While one night of little sleep isn’t usually enough to put anyone at serious (and really, who hasn’t experienced a bad night of sleep before?),…

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The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

The Amazing Benefits of HEPA Filters

Of all the technology-related buzzwords, “HEPA filter” seems to be at the top of the list when it comes to sticking power – and for good reason. They’re the go-to standard when it comes to filters because they’re incredibly effective at what they do — which is removing 99.97% of air particles that have a size of 0.3 microns or more (as defined by the Department of Energy [DOE] standards). But…what does HEPA mean, exactly? HEPA is an acronym for high-efficiency…

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Allergies or Asthma? Why Regular Vacuuming Matters

Allergies or Asthma? Why Regular Vacuuming Matters

If you’ve gone to purchase a new core household technology product or appliance  — washing machine, TV, dishwasher – you’ve probably noticed that with each iteration comes a whole lot of fancy upgrades. It’s faster! It’s smaller! You can login to social media while operating it! And while the fancy bells and whistles can be appealing, one question really remains: do these features make it a better product, and does it make life easier for you? That brings us to one…

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Knock Out Unhealthy Indoor Air With A One-Two Punch!

Knock Out Unhealthy Indoor Air With A One-Two Punch!

A lot of factors can contribute to the indoor air quality of your home: how well your home is sealed, whether or not you have pets, if anyone smokes, if you have a fireplace, how many products you use for cleaning…the list goes on and on. Improving your indoor air quality is most achievable with a one-two punch: purify your air and clean your surfaces. Some of the very things that pollute indoor air – chemicals, fumes, smoke and bad…

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Aerus Brings NASA-Inspired Technology to Mitsubishi Vehicles in Brazil

Aerus Brings NASA-Inspired Technology to Mitsubishi Vehicles in Brazil

Aerus partners with auto giant to protect drivers from deadly pollution, airborne viruses and bacteria São Paolo, Brazil – Mitsubishi Motors of Brazil has announced plans to outfit its Montero Full 2017 SUV with AutoPure, a technology developed and owned by Aerus, LLC, formerly Electrolux USA. An early stage version of the technology was developed by NASA scientists to manage contaminants on the International Space Station. Aerus has advanced and improved the original technology and it is now used in numerous…

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What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

What’s Your Indoor Air Quality Like This Winter?

The winter months bring a lot of wonderful things: holidays, family get-togethers, sipping cocoa while it snows outside, falling asleep in front of a warm fire. So as the temperatures drop, people predictably spend more and more time indoors…which is great for staying cozy, but maybe not so great for your health. Of all the seasons, winter presents the greatest indoor air quality (IAQ) conundrum: you spend most of your time indoors to keep warm, but what kind of air…

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Poor Air Quality Health Crisis Requires Immediate Solutions

Poor Air Quality Health Crisis Requires Immediate Solutions

Aerus urges immediate action to protect the 92% of world’s population that is exposed to dangerous and deadly levels of air pollution. The World Health Organization (WHO) released an alarming assessment of global air pollution and its effects in late September of 2016. The report, which is over 120 pages long, estimates that 92% of the world’s population is exposed to harmful levels of air pollution, a number that continues to rise year after year. Aerus, one of the industry…

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Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

Allergy & Asthma Symptoms Worsened by Chemicals in Artificial Fragrances

For anyone who has asthma, allergies or sensitive skin, navigating day-to-day life can be a challenge. Depending on the severity of their condition, allergy and asthma sufferers may experience anything from mild to irritating to even critical symptoms based on their exposure to harsh chemicals and synthetic fragrances. In addition to seasonal allergies, asthma and allergy sufferers are prone to experiencing flare-ups of their symptoms in what would ordinarily be an innocuous situation: visiting someone’s home, walking into a department…

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The Dangers of Summer Air

The Dangers of Summer Air

The dog days of summer are sometimes muggy and almost always uncomfortably hot. For anyone daring enough to leave their home, those two factors can be daunting enough. But summer, as it turns out, is also a key time for another phenomenon: air pollution, namely ozone. Ozone becomes particularly problematic in hotter months because the atmospheric reactions that produce ozone are actually accelerated by the warm temperatures, with the highest daily concentrations generally occurring between mid and later afternoon. What is…

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