• Matter and energy

    Indoor air quality sensors in your smartphone

    Indoor air quality can be as much of a health concern as the air quality outdoors. Things like volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide, mold and other compounds can cause things like headaches, fatigue, respiratory illnesses and worse. The EU has started to focus on how to combat indoorpollution and is funding a new project that would allow people to have real-time air quality information wherever they are — at home, at work, even in the car. The project aims to “develop new nanotechnology-based sensor systems that will precisely monitor the composition of the air in terms of both chemical and bio contaminants.” It is designed to be both tiny and low cost so that…

  • Human interrelationship

    Pregnancy and Asthma. What’s the solution?

    Air pollution poses serious health risks to pregnant women and their babies. Pollution particles in the air, chemicals, gases and other air contaminants can affect birth weight and cause other health problems for mothers and babies. Don’t panic. Most (though not all) of the airborne contaminants associated with air purifier can be controlled in the indoor environment by using a high-quality air purifier. Particle air pollution, paint fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other forms of pollutants can be controlled indoors through the use of a reliable air purifier. Pregnant women and new mothers who live in areas with high levels of air pollution, for example,  near a freeway…