Sniffing Out Volatile Organic Compounds

What are VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds? VOCs are wide-ranging chemicals in the air that we can inhale. Some have short- and long-term adverse health effects.

Indoor Air Quality, COVID-19, and Wildfire Smoke

As more parts of the world are being forced to deal with wildfire smoke and COVID-19 simultaneously, it is important to discuss how these health threats interact, and how to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ) in the face of these dual disasters.

What Is Dust? And Where Does It All Come From?

Everything in our homes gathers dust. But what exactly is it? Where does it come from, and why does it keep coming back? Is it from outside? Is it fibers from our clothes and cells from our skin?

How to Create a Wildfire Smoke-Free Space

Wildfires can significantly affect air quality, both outdoors and indoors. As the wildfire season approaches, it’s crucial to prepare and protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of its smoke

What is PM2.5?

PM2.5 refers to fine particulate matter that is less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter or μm, making it incredibly small and, consequently, a significant health risk as it can land in the lungs and enter the bloodstream.

Human Exposure to Wildfires Has More than Doubled in Two Decades – Who is at Risk Might Surprise You

Over the past two decades, a staggering 21.8 million Americans found themselves living within 3 miles (5 kilometers) of a large wildfire. Most of those residents would have had to evacuate, and many would have been exposed to smoke and emotional trauma from the fire. This article was originally published on July 3, 2023 in the Conversation US. Authored by Mojtaba Sadegh. This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license.

Clean Indoor Air Quality: A Human Right

Clean indoor air quality is a human right. Today humanity spends more time indoors than ever before. At Air Support Project, our mission as a social startup is to tackle this overlooked issue.