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The dangers of air pollution for our children

There have been a number of studies published in recent years, confirming a link between air pollution and poor mental health. Up until now, much of the focus has been on adults. However, a new study from the country’s leading children’s hospital has been looking at how air quality affects the mental health of our children too. Pollution linked to depression and anxiety in children The team from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital looked at data from […]

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy recommends the Austin Air HealthMate Plus

We’re so excited about our brand new partnership! This month, we’re teaming up with ‘Wellness Warrior’ Lauren Scruggs Kennedy. Lauren and her husband Jason Kennedy recently moved into their new home which is close to where the Woolsey Fire destroyed hundreds of homes last year. Living in an area that is vulnerable to wildfires, Lauren knows all too well how poor indoor air quality can affect our health. Having just finished a complete remodel of […]

Long lasting effects of wildfire smoke

In recent years we have seen record numbers of wildfires all across the country. Thousands of people have lost their homes and there have been hundreds of deaths. But what happens afterwards? When the fires have been put out and the smoke clears… In the short term, people exposed to wildfire smoke may notice an increase in respiratory symptoms, such as asthma and bronchitis. But it’s the long term effects on our health that are […]

Looking back on 2019

As we say goodbye to 2019 and head into 2020, we thought we’d take a moment to look back at some of the big news over the last 12 months. What made the headlines in the world of air quality? Air pollution like smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 29 years Scientists from the US believe air pollution is a major contributor to the rise in chronic lung disease over recent years. In […]

Keep your home pollution free this Christmas

It’s that special time of year, the holiday season is upon us!! It’s time to decorate our homes and cook up a festive feast. So we’ve put together a few tips to help you stay healthy this holiday season. The dangers of scented candles Christmas is a time to hang up the lights and stock up on scented candles. But for anyone with respiratory problems, you may want to think twice before lighting the Christmas […]

Tropical Birds, advice from an expert

Tropical birds make incredibly beautiful pets. But there are a few things to consider, to ensure you and your feathered friends stay healthy. The dangers of bird dust As a general rule, all tropical birds create dust, but it’s worth pointing out that some birds are more ‘dusty’ than others. Cockatoos, Cockatiels and African Greys, produce a very fine powder that coats their feathers, to help them shed water easily. The result? LOTS of airborne […]