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According to findings from a British research team, living in a heavily polluted area can increase our risk of suffering from depression by a third. The team looked at data from 13 European cities and found that people over the age of 50 were more likely to struggle with mental health issues if they lived in heavily polluted areas. Pollution particles from vehicles are often so small, they can enter the blood stream. From there
  Here at Austin, we are often asked, ‘Why don’t home air quality monitors always show a change in air quality after running an air purifier?’ The simple answer to this is, most in home air quality monitors don’t give an accurate reading. Some are better than others. But the majority can only detect the presence of large particles, like dust and dander. They cannot detect fine particulates, the tiny particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers,
A study just published, found that exposure to high levels of air pollution, particularly early on in life, increases a person’s chances of developing bipolar disorder and severe depression as an adult. Teams from the US and Denmark looked at the health records of more than 152 million people and found that in the US, risk of developing bipolar disorder increases by 27%, if you live in a heavily polluted city such as New York.
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
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 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