According to the Los Angeles Times, a Harvard University research study found that there are no “safe” levels of pollution, at which the risk of dying early tapers off. The study suggests that air pollution cuts Americans’ lives short, even at levels well below the legal limits set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Overall, the study found that exposure to ozone and fine particulate matter are linked to an increased risk of premature death. The scientists calculated that by reducing fine particle pollution by 1 microgram per cubic meter, nationwide, would save about 12,000 lives each year. By lowering ozone pollution by 1 part per billion, another 1,900 lives would be saved annually.
Here in Michigan, we experience harsh extremes in weather throughout our seasons. Our winters are typically gloomy and cold with lots of snow. Our summers are humid and hot with periods of thunderstorms and rain. Needless to say, we spend a lot more inside our home than outside during the cold winter months and hot summer months.
Because of this, my husband and I keep the air quality in our home as clean and fresh as possible. Throughout the last few years we’ve done a few things to ensure that the indoor air our kids and we breathe in is fresh! Here are a few tips for cleaner air in your home.
We live in a horse community and have two Golden Retrievers who shed like crazy, so allergies in our house are always pretty bad. So I have been on the hunt for the best air purifiers for the best environment for both Kenzie and Hutton. I found Intellipure Ultrafine 468 and I must say I LOVE IT.
Hi, … If we can just slow down and maybe take a few minutes to think about what is really important to us, I believe that we might take a different approach in our lives.
Pregnancy and child birth are of the most delicate and precious times of life. Truly, the gift of life is a miracle that needs to be nourished and protected in all ways possible. Recent studies show exposure to air pollution is linked to premature birth, birth defects, low birth weight, and infertility.
Ever find yourself at the office feeling irritable, lethargic, or just plain lazy? Do you often blame it on a Monday or the mid-week blues? There could be something else driving decreased productivity..
We are so very proud to share with you the first full page Ad in USA Today featuring our sister company, PURE.
I was provided an air purification system to review to help improve my indoor air quality.
For those of us who truly care about health, we eat organic food, we drink ultra-purified water, we exercise, we meditate, we do yoga, we have a positive attitude, we use clean personal care products and the list goes on and on and on.
But arguably the most important aspect of staying healthy is something that nearly all people ignore – breathing clean air.