Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Jersey Has Their Share of Air Pollution

On Wednesday, September 21st, 2011, a group by the name of Environment New Jersey released a study which named four metropolitan areas in New Jersey among the top 20 American regions with the worst air pollution. Others on the Top 20 list include California, Baltimore, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia, all high on the list.

The study claims that bad air days happen more often than we thing - and more frequently than EPA data shows. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is currently working on improving air quality and state that air quality is important to the administration and they want to protect the health of their residents.

Ozone, a chemical variant of oxygen, is one of the major components to what make New Jersey's air so bad. Ozone can cause irritation to the lungs, nose, throat and can flare up symptoms of those with respiratory issues. It is also very dangerous for young children and the elderly. Exposure to these conditions can lead to an increase in sickness and hospital visits.

A good portion of New Jersey's air pollution comes from industrial power plants and car exhaust. You can see huge spikes of contamination during rush hour - to and from work - as exhaust floods the streets of New Jersey's cities.

Environment New Jersey claims that this problem is bigger than anyone anticipated and while they did not expect to see the EPA's recent proposals rejected, they're still looking for help to clean up our air!

To get started purifying the air in your home, visit our website!

Source: DailyRecord

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Level Orange Pollution Watch in Texas

 On Thursday, September 8th, a Level Orange Air Pollution Watch was set in place for the areas around central Texas. Reports said that a smoky haze had settled over the area because of fires nearby.

The warning, from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, was directed toward the elderly, very young children, and individuals with lung problems like asthma or emphysema.

When dealing with situations like this, it is important to carefully monitor your breathing. Heavy breathing and increased coughing or sneezing can be cause for alarm.

A Level Orange Watch means that those with the aforementioned conditions should limit their outdoor activities. Exposure to these levels of pollution can have several negative effects including: 

  • reduced lung function (the amount of oxygen taken in is less than usual)
  • asthma can be aggravated
  • lungs can become inflamed and the lung lining can become damaged
  • risk of developing lung illnesses increases.
In this case, the citizens of central Texas have no control over the air outside. However, controlling the air inside can help to lessen the effects of the outside toxins and pollution. 

You can protect your loved ones from the effects listed above, with a system from Air Purifying Systems and Solutions! You can rest assured that although the air outside is less than clean, you are breathing the cleanest air possible while you're at home! 

Source: KVUE

Sunday, September 11, 2011

More on UV Light Technology

Our system uses UV Light Technology to purify your air because it works!

Bacteria under UV Light

For over a century, ultraviolet light has been known for its germ-killing properties. This type of technology is even used in water treatment facilities to ensure our drinking water is pure and ready for consumption.

UV Light Technology is also being implemented in hospitals to reduce the threat of airborne contaminants and infection. Doctors even use ultraviolet light to disinfect tools prior to performing surgeries.

Check out what you can rid your home of with one of our systems:

-Bacteria and Viruses
-Pet Dander
-and more!

With so many uses for keeping us healthy, isn't it about time you invested in a purifier from Air Purifying Systems and Solutions for your home?

Give us a call today to get started!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

President Obama Rejects EPA Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed a rule that would have reduced emissions of smog-causing chemicals. Unfortunately that rule was rejected by President Obama, saying that it would impose a burden on industry and local governments during a time of economic distress. It has been argued, by business groups and Republicans that the proposed rule would cost a great deal of money and thousands of jobs.

The EPA proposed lowering the ozone standard to 60 - 70 parts per billion, throwing hundreds of American counties out of compliance with the Clean Air Act and requiring new emissions controls. During the Bush administration, that number was set to 75 parts per billion and the current administration will do its best to follow those standards for now.

Ozone, combined with other compounds can create smog and contribute to many ailments such as asthma, lung disorders and heart problems. When the EPA learned of the rejection of their proposal, a variety of emotions ranging from disappointment to fury made it very clear that they are not happy with the decision. Perhaps the proposal will be revisited in the future.

Air Purifying Systems and Solutions reminds you to do your part in keeping air clean for your friends and loved ones.