5 hidden sources of indoor air pollution and how to fight them
Did you ever wonder why you are concerned about the purity of the water you drink, but not the air you breathe every second? You inhale approximately 15,000 or more quarts of air per day without thinking exactly about what you are actually letting in into your body.
Air pollutants increase the risk of irreversible sight loss
Researchers from University College in London (UCL) found in its latest study that even low levels of exposure to air pollutants can affect the risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the main cause of people developing irreversible blindness. This involves the loss of central vision, which is mainly needed for reading or recognizing faces. The study found that people living in areas with high levels of air pollutants are at least 8% more likely to develop the disease.
Air purifier with HEPA filter – An inefficient solution?
A HEPA filter (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) is a common and widely used way to turn polluted air into clean and healthy air. They promise to increase the air quality in your home or office, and improve your overall well-being. However, there are some misconceptions about the HEPA standard, which we will take a closer look at in this post.
The 5 most common reasons why Startups Fail
Most people think that their idea is the next big thing mankind has been waiting for. Anything less than this thought would also be unhealthy for the implementation of their plan. But in reality, 90% of all startups fail.
How to NOT kill your crush at a candlelight dinner
We think you’d agree when we say that you would not allow smoking in your home or office. In addition to the unpleasant smell, smoking releases many unhealthy pollutants that can seriously endanger our health.
7 plastic straw alternatives that save marine animals
According to some estimates, Americans use between 350 and 500 million straws a day. Many of these straws end up in the sea after use, where they decompose into dangerous microplastics. Straws are often mistaken for food, leading marine animals to swallow them, which sometimes leads to death.
5 Things to make your house feel more like home
There’s a big difference between living in a place that you simply seek shelter in, and living somewhere where you really feel at home in. This is especially true in rentals. Sometimes it can be a bit difficult to establish yourself somewhere that you know you won’t be in for more than a year or two, or somewhere that is a far cry from your own taste or style. But a sense of home is all about perception, and regardless of the surrounding factors it is possible to integrate warmth and personality no matter where you’re living.
What air pollution is doing to our skin
Research has shown that the exposure of the skin to air pollutants is associated with skin aging and allergic skin conditions such as atopic dermatitis, eczema or acne. Some research even suggests that air pollution is as bad as unprotected sunbathing.
5 kitchen life hacks to protect the planet
Most of us want to live a more sustainable lifestyle, but making a real impact on the world can sound difficult. Here’s the good news: it doesn’t have to be! We’re sharing 5 things we all can adopt today to protect our environment from our kitchens.
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