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Air Pollution


Looking for the best purifier to keep the air quality of your home in top shape? Here are some of our picks perfect for the task. Rabbit Air MinusA2 This air purifier is equipped with a Germ Defense filter which traps airborne bacteria, mold, spores, and other virus-carrying particles.  This is paired with a Toxin …

Forest and land-use fires are ravaging Indonesia’s Sumatra and Kalimantan islands. Haze from these fires threatens lives as inhaling smoke can cause heart and respiratory diseases, leading to premature deaths. We study the intersection of land use, fires and air pollution. Based on our latest study, smoke exposure would lead to about 36,000 premature deaths …

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful air-borne toxins and pollutants. NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to identify the best air-filtering indoor plants, all of which …

A haze has periodically wafted over Asia for 20 years. But despite rising public health concern, the pollution remains as opaque as the smoke itself, Mike Ives reports.  At the age of 13, Tan Yi Han could not see the edge of his schoolyard. It was 1998 in Singapore, the wealthy city-state known for its …