Sunday, October 30, 2011

Clean Air Tactic in Chinese Apartments

Hong Kong is known as a smoggy city, and a chain of apartments in Hong Kong has found a new way to attract potential renters - by offering cleaner air!

Chi Residences has teamed up with Oxyvital, makers of air purifiers, and has installed them in each of its apartments, usually rented out as short-term home arrangements. These purifiers act somewhat like a catalytic converter in a car - "breaking down carbon monoxide, formaldehyde and other gases into oxygen, hydrogen and carbon dioxide." The resulting clean air pumped into the apartment is compatible with the World Health Organization's standards for clean indoor air. Therefore, Chi Residences can make the claim that "clean air is included in the rent."

All over the world, people are making changes to their homes to ensure they are breathing the cleanest air possible. Why not make the same changes in your home? Call Air Purifying Systems and Solutions today to get started!

Source: TheWallStreetJournal

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Plants Help Purify Your Home

We all know that trees and plants help to create fresh, clean air for us to breathe. Have you considered having plants in your home to help purify the air? Below are the top five plants to have in your home or office to help improve the air quality, in addition to your purifier from Air Purifying Systems and Solutions, of course!

Rubber Plant

1. Palm Plants - These are fairly common in gardens and are considered great cleansers because they supply humidity to the air in the home.

2. Rubber Plants - These plants are very efficient at expelling toxins. However, if you've got pets or young children, this may not be the plant for you, as the leaves can be toxic if consumed.

3. Draceana - These plants not only help purify the air but are available in a variety of attractive and unique shapes that add flair to your home!

4. English Ivy - This is the best indoor plant for those who suffer from asthma or allergies. The plant itself is poisonous, so you shouldn't touch it, but it is a great cleanser for milder and mold.

5. Boston Fern - This plant is a very potent air purifier and one that is great to have in your home or even your outdoor garden.

Combining an air purifying plant with your air purifier not only keeps your air cleaner but adds life to your home!

Source: OneIndiaLiving

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Air and Water Pollution Facts - Part 2

1. Some studies have confirmed that long-term exposure to air pollution can cause lower IQ in children.

2. The number of cars on our roads is expected to significantly grow in years to come; meaning higher levels of air pollution.

3. Smog is one of the worst forms of air pollution and is mostly created by fossil fuel power plants.

4. India is among countries worst affected with water pollution. This is because 80% of India's urban waste ends up in rivers such as Ganges.

5. China is world's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide, followed by United States.

6. Water pollution could soon lead to serious water shortage in many parts of the world. Only 3% of the water on the Earth is freshwater.

7. The quality water-filtering system is good way to protect yourself from water pollution as much as possible, especially multi-layered home water filtering system.

8. There are many industries that not obey the rules about dumping waste, which is why we have so many polluted rivers and other water bodies.

9. It is estimated that there are between 2.5-3 billion people in the world living without the adequate sanitation systems.

10. Waste water and sewage waste are the main source of different water pollutants which enter our rivers and other water bodies.

11. One of the most dangerous forms of water pollution is drinking water polluted with arsenic because arsenic is highly poisonous metalloid. Drinking water polluted with arsenic can lead to cancer and many other diseases.

12. Noise pollution is one of the most neglected forms of pollution despite causing huge environmental damage, especially in oceans.

13. Huge oil spills like the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill are among the worst types of pollution on our planet, particularly because their negative effects last for very long time, even after cleanup efforts have ceased.

14. Ozone pollution has the potential to become significant contributor to climate change because ozone is very potent greenhouse gas.

15. Ocean acidification is one of the worst types of ocean pollution. Our oceans are becoming more and more acidic because greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels burning are constantly rising.

Source: PollutionArticles

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Air and Water Pollution Facts - Part 1

1. Air and water pollution are two the most talked about forms of pollution.

2. The rapid environmental pollution of our planet began many years ago with the industrial revolution.

3. Fossil fuel power plants are linked as a major source of the excessive air pollution in many parts of the world.

4. According to the World Health Organization, indoor air pollution has caused more deaths than outdoor air pollution.

5. More than 15,000 people in the world die each day because of water pollution.

6. More than a billion people across the globe lack access to safe drinking water.

7. As long as fossil fuels remain dominant sources of energy we will not be able to stop the ever-growing pollution that is happening almost everywhere in our planet.

8. Air pollution is particularly serious issue in China's cities such as Beijing and Shanghai but some U.S. cities like Pittsburgh and Los Angeles are also struggling with excessive levels of air pollution.

9. Pollution is usually much worse in developing countries because they lack the basic funds to tackle pollution.

10. California has serious air pollution problem, mostly because of high traffic. It is estimated that around 60 million people in California live in areas affected with air pollution.

11. Long-term exposure to air pollution causes heart and lung damage.

12. Air pollution is major contributing factor to acid rain formation.

13. In United States around half of million deaths are each year attributed to air pollution.

14. It is estimated that air pollution each day kills three people in the city of Hong Kong.

15. Air pollution also contributes to soil and water pollution.

Stay tuned to Air Purifying Systems and Solutions' blog for more facts coming next week!  

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Cleanest and Most Polluted Cities in the US

It's no secret that the US is battling air pollution and is trying to work out ways to make our air cleaner. Check out this list of the top 20 most polluted and top 20 cleanest cities as of May 2011!

The Most Polluted US Cities
(By particle pollution)
1 Bakersfield, CA
2 Los Angeles, CA
2 Phoenix, AZ
2 Visalia, CA
5 Hanford, CA
6 Fresno, CA
7 Pittsburgh, PA
8 Birmingham, AL
9 Cincinnati, OH
10 Louisville, KY
10 Modesto, CA
12 Charleston, WV
12 Cleveland, OH
12 Steubenville, OH
15 Huntington, WV
15 Indianapolis, IN
17 Detroit, MI
17 Houston, TX
17 St. Louis, MO
20 Hagerstown, MD

The 25 Cleanest US Cities
(By particle pollution)
1 Cheyenne, WY
2 Santa Fea, NM
3 Tucson, AZ
4 Great Falls, MT
4 Honolulu, HI
6 Anchorage, AK
7 Albuquerque, NM
7 Amarillo, TX
9 Redding, CA
10 Salinas, CA
11 Bismarck, ND
12 Boise City, ID
13 Billings, MT
14 Cape Coral, FL
14 Flagstaff, AZ
14 Fort Collins, CO
14 Palm Bay, FL
14 Sarasota, FL
19 Claremont, NH
20 Port St. Lucie, FL
20 Rapid City, SD

Take action now and purify the air in your home. Visit our website for more information.

Source: CityMayors