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Air pollution damages the lungs in the same way that smoking a pack of cigarettes every day for 29 YEARS does

For years, the lung disease emphysema has been associated with long term smoking. But according to a recent US study, living in a highly polluted area can also increase the risk of developing the disease. Emphysema is a disease of the lungs that progressively worsens over time. Air sacs in the lungs, known as alveoli, become damaged, making it difficult to breath. Unfortunately, there is no cure for emphysema and people with the disease often […]

Loss of vision linked to air pollution

Our research into the dangers associated with air pollution has uncovered some pretty dramatic findings over the years. But this latest study, from a team at the China Medical University in Taiwan, has to be up there as one of the most astonishing facts we have come across. The research team looked at the health records of 40,000 people over a 12 year period and found that exposure to Nitrogen Dioxide increases our chances of […]

As wildfires rage, one customer shares her story

As the Decker wildfire in Colorado continues to blaze, one Austin Air customer tells us how her Austin Air HealthMate Plus keeps the air in her home clean, safe and smoke free. ‘’We are very thankful for our heavy duty Austin Air Healthmate Plus air purifiers. There was a HUGE cloud – of what was probably smoke – after sunset last night. Just about covered the entire sky overhead. BUT we did not smell any […]

Poor indoor air quality? Your HVAC system could be to blame

It’s probably up there as one of the more boring chores we have to consider. But having your Heating Ventilation and Cooling System cleaned is important, particularly for people with allergies and respiratory issues. And, if you can see mold in the system, an excessive dust and debris build up or signs of insects or vermin – it is definitely time to call a technician! As well as improving air quality, a clean and well-maintained […]

Is the classroom making your child sick?

As the new school year gets underway, now seems like a good time to talk about the importance of clean air in the classroom. How does it affect a child’s performance? Their attendance records? And their overall school experience? Children are particularly vulnerable when it comes to airborne pollutants. They breathe faster than we do. More breaths mean more pollutants can enter the body. Their lungs and brains are not yet fully developed, so are […]

Smoke from wildfires used to study effects of nuclear war

Recent wildfires in the US gave scientists their first opportunity to test what’s known as the ‘Nuclear Winter Theory’. The Nuclear Winter Theory is a term used to describe weather conditions after a nuclear war. A nuclear explosion would create enough smoke to block sunlight, lower the earths temperature, change global weather and eventually cause starvation around the world. The forest fires of 2017 caused 1.1 million acres of damage in the Pacific Northwest region. […]