I’ve been using the best air filter for allergies, the Intellipure air purifier, for the last nine months in my home because the air inside our homes is so much dirtier than the air outside. This is mind-blowing when you think about how much the air in our home affects our health.
Air pollution in US National Parks at a new high
Most people assume visiting a national park means getting away from the city smog, dirt, and pollution. However, new studies released show that some US national parks has air pollution levels as bad as some of the major cities!
The federal government has a protocol in place for pollution deemed “unhealthy” in waterways. So, why isn’t there a plan for unsafe levels of air pollution?
A recent article published in Forbes, written by Stephanie Coates, UH Energy, University of Houston, poses this exact question. Coates points out the government has a model on how to regulate the water pollution levels, but not for air. She states:
“Under the Clean Water Act, if a state identifies a waterway that is ‘impaired,’ or in danger of not meeting water quality standards, the state is supposed to calculate the pollution affecting the waterway and determine a plan, or Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML), to reduce the pollution to levels that meet water quality standards.”
What she is questioning is, why the government has not taken this model and modified it for air quality standards.
Toxic Chemicals Found in Newly Built Homes
Are you in the process of building a new home? Perhaps it’s your dream home. Have you considered how the chemicals being used will affect your health?
New studies find air pollution may increase the risk of developing diabetes, even at “safe levels” of pollution.
According to a recent article published on ZME Science, Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louise and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System suggest heavily polluted countries, including the U.S., should adopt tighter air pollution regulations (zmescience.com).