Not all apps are created equal. Same data, with different interpretations. I like to go with @air.visual who follow international @who guidelines. If you don’t want your children to get asthma and don’t want granny to have a heart attack I would recommend staying indoors, wearing a mask and using an air filter. And yes, it affects you too. Any predisposition to heart disease and a deep breath will give you a sprint towards your next aneurism. #airquality#airpollution#bangkokhaze#bangkokpollution#airqualitycrisis#amazingthailand
***Ten More Days*** A reminder to everyone who has messaged me saying that they want to order an Austin Air purifier: The prices will be increasing on February 1st (I don't know how much). As always I can get you a substantial discount but now is the time to take advantage of lower base prices. Let me know if you are interested and I can help you... Why do I recommend Austin Air purifiers? Because indoor air is typically 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air (even in healthy homes), because they are one of only two brands that I trust to work well (they are the less expensive of these two brands), because the filters in them last for many years, and because air quality matters for health! I own three myself. #airquality#airfilters#healthyair#healthyhome
These windows in our bedrooms are an important part of our household. Good and not so good...The good? The children clamber up to open the shutters each morning, checking what sort of day awaits. We're on a hill in a town so always get a good view of the often colourful North Essex sky. The entertainment of looking out of them at the world going by fills great chunks of the day sometimes. Their beautiful old glass, it's surface uneven reflecting the light in a way that new glass can't. And their elegance. Windows can be wonderful. How amazing that such a fragile thing creates such a psychological barrier of safety. And the not so good? They are a bit draughty and difficult to seal. They let in the noise of the weekend revellers and brawlers outside in the early hours of the morning. And there is the soot that lays on them quicker than I feel comfortable with as they bare witness to what comes out of the cars that sit or speed past on the road we live on - one of the towns arteries. These windows are what first made me wonder what my newborn baby and small daughter might be breathing in as we walked across town, or even as they slept in their beds. What has happened since that realisation? A lot of research on my part, I made a short film about air quality that has been shown across the country in homes and at public meetings, the Mayor of London used it at his T-charge launch, and locally, we have set up an action group that has come together to work out what we can do here. We currently have an air quality monitor near our front door to record data. My kids go to nursery a little out of town (we take the short train ride there) where they run around the woods in fresh air. And we swapped our diesel for an electric car and couldn't be happier with it. So these windows, with all the people and lives they have kept safe and dry over the very many years that they've been here, are part of our lives and have changed our lives. #whpwindows#whpwindow#home#electriccar @nissanuk #nissanleaf#airquality#cleanair#lightonglass#essexskies#family#windows#georgianwindows#shutters#blackandwhitephotography#iPhonephotography
Today is National Hugging Day! National Hugging Day was first celebrated January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. #Hug#NationalHugDay
@Regranned from @cleanearthfuture - A startup in India is capturing the black particles that float in air pollution and turning them into ink.
Anirudh Sharma was at a conference in India when he noticed black particles accumulating on his white shirt. The specks settling on him were from pollution in the surrounding air.
Byproducts from burning fossil fuels such as gasoline and coal are causing health problems and climate effects around the world, especially in India’s growing cities. In that moment a few years ago, though, Sharma saw the pollution particles as something simpler: A coloring agent.
He went back to MIT Media Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he was a graduate student focused on augmented reality, and began working on an idea to turn carbon pollution into ink. Using candle soot to start, he came up with a prototype. After finishing his master’s degree, he went back to India and in 2016 co-founded a collaborative called Graviky Labs to continue working on Air-Ink and other ideas.
They developed a device that can be fitted onto the exhaust pipe of a car or portable generator and collected the soot that forms from burning diesel fuel. By mixing the fine black powder with solvents, they produced ink that then went into bottles and markers.
Kaushik says Air-Ink has a dual benefit: “It’s not just that we’re recycling that material into inks. What we are also doing is replacing the carbon black that otherwise would have been used to make black inks.” Manufacturers typically use the soot known as carbon black in rubber, ink, paints, and carbon paper.
After posting their endeavor on Kickstarter earlier this year, the team brought in $41,000—nearly three times the donations they sought to start producing Air-Ink in larger quantities. Through a sponsorship from a beer company, they’d already begun distributing the ink to artists, who created public pieces in London, Singapore, and other cities.
Time to change the furnace air filters! 👩🔧 Considering we consume mostly air and water (that is heavily polluted with toxins and allergens), I put a priority on filters. The cheap furnace air filters commonly used may work well enough to keep an HVAC system unclogged, but they aren't designed to filter pollen, dust-mite debris, mold spores, pet dander, smoke, smog, bacteria, or particles that can carry viruses. I buy the highest MERV/MPR rating that will fit in our furnace, and I noticed a HUGE improvement in air quality and the amount of dust in our home when we switched out the permanent filters that were there. I put a reminder on my phone when our filters are due to be replaced, otherwise it's out of sight, out of mind. Is it time to change your filters? ⏰
Starting to get out of the house. Attended my first in person meeting since my surgery in November.
Spent the day saving the environment leading the Clean Air Carolina board retreat. We’ve got some big plans to impact air quality in NC.
Entering my seventh year of service on this board, proud to be a part of this movement.
Sabtu, 20 Januari 2018 pukul 11.47 wib
Lokasi : Jl. Tangkuhis I, Palangkaraya, Kalimantan Tengah (luar ruangan)
PM 2,5 : 33/ft
PM 10 : 4/ft.
Kualitas udara di daerah Palangkaraya bagus.
Saturday, January 20th 2018 at 11.47 a.m
Location : Tangkuhis I street, Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan (outdoor)
PM 2,5 : 33/cubic feet
PM 10 : 5/cubic feet.
Today, Palangkaraya air quality good.
https://goo.gl/nQY65S Hexa Air Filter Mask - developed to remove pollutants, smoke, allergens & other harmful substances from the air you breathe. Hexa’s particle filter can block particles as small as 0.01 microns, most bacteria & viruses will be stopped by Hexa’s non-woven filter media. For those viruses smaller than 0.01 micron, Hexa’s nano-silver active carbon fabric will capture them. #toxins#airborne#pollutants#allergens#cleanair#airquality#environment#pollution#wearabletech