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Beijing plans to make the installation of air purifiers

Beijing plans to make the installation of air purifiers part of its school construction standards to tackle frequent smoggy weather in the capital, local education authorities said Thursday.

Several government departments, including the Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (BMCE), are working to draft the city’s school construction standards, which will include the installation of air purifiers, said BMCE director Xian Lianping, the Beijing Times reported Thursday.

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In response to forecasts of heavy smog, Beijing issued two pollution red alerts this winter, under which all the city’s kindergartens, primary and high schools were shut down.

Xian said that the effectiveness of air purifiers in densely packed classrooms has yet to be determined, adding that it is acceptable for schools to independently install air purifiers.

“Installing purifiers in classrooms should ensure students’ safety and should also require parents’ approval,” Xian was quoted as saying.

Parents beset by hazardous smog in Beijing have repeatedly called for primary and high schools to install air purifiers in classrooms, but they have been turned down by schools saying they need approval from education authorities. Some parents even came up with plans to crowdfund air purifiers for their children’s schools, but their efforts were refused.

A small number of some well-funded kindergartens and primary schools have already installed air purification equipment in classrooms, but many more schools cannot afford it due to insufficient budgets.

Hao Xianjun, director of the Shijingshan district’s education commission, told the Beijing Times that schools would turn on their air purification systems on heavily polluted days to lower the concentration of PM2.5 – airborne particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter – to below 100 micrograms per cubic meter. Shijingshan Experimental Junior High School will be the first to install such a system when it constructs its new teaching building this year.

During the ongoing fourth session of the 12th Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, many advisors submitted proposals to help schools deal with smog.

Pu Zhe, a member of the committee, said that education authorities should establish a special smog fund to install air purification systems in schools, introduce local regulations on which type of air purifiers to install and launch a unified purchasing platform, the Beijing Times reported.

At Thursday’s session, Xian told committee members that primary and high schools are expected to extend winter vacations and reduce summer vacations, as smog shrouds the capital more frequently in winter, Beijing-based The Mirror newspaper reported on Thursday. Currently, the winter vacation for primary and high schools in Beijing is about one month long.

Build Your Own Air Purifier

In the market for an air purifier? Well, given the winter we are about to close out here in China, you probably (hopefully) are. Would you buy a jacket that doesn’t keep you warm? I hope not, so don’t buy an air purifier that can’t provide you with clean air. The market for air purifiers is exploding and it’s easy to get lost. Stick with us, and we’ll set things straight.

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Ok, I know how the logic goes: so a Blueair 403 will clean 66% as well as a blueair 603 in my living room, and 66% less on most days, is ok, right? Pollution is grimy, like dirty water, and needs to move to be cleaned. A purifier that is too small for a room might do next to nothing. On those bad pollution days, this can really put you at risk of discomfort or illness.

HEPA is a fabric-like material that is used in the construction of air filters. The design and production of the filter itself has a lot to do with its performance. Next time you buy an air purifier, make sure you get to take a look at it. Show you know your stuff by immediately popping the machine open and taking a good hard look at the filter, size, quality of construction, weight. Heavy is good.

You know what I love about buying a new air purifier? Hustling the sales reps for deals on extra filters. Remember, you’re not buying an air purifier to be trendy, you’re buying an air purifier because you want clean, fresh air. Once filters fill up and have been exposed to the world’s toughest pollution for months on end, they kind of, well, die. Buy a least a year’s worth right off the bat, so fresh air is never at the bottom of your to do list.

Companies Crowd Air Purifier Market as Airpocalypse Hits China

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At the beginning of Christopher Nolan’s new blockbuster Interstellar, the earth has become an inhabitable dust bowl with lung-choking air. The terrifying dystopia depicted in the movie may cause anxiety in Chinese people, because it’s very similar to what we are experiencing now.

The worsening air quality has sparked a surge in the sales of air purifiers as people desperately try to protect themselves from the smog. The air purifier market size is expected to jump from RMB12 billion (around US$1.93 billion) in 2013 to over RMB20 billion in 2014 and 75 billion in 2015, according to research institute AVC.

The booming market has attracted many companies. Another AVC report noted that the number of domestic air filter manufacturers has soared 450%, from 21 in Q1 2014 to 95 in Q3 in the same year.

 

DIY your own low cost air purifier

U.S. Eastern time at 3 pm, 7 high school students from the country to showcase the work of the 24 high school students innovation challenge.

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It is understood that the Harvard Youth Innovation Challenge is the Harvard China Education Forum for young people to build exhibition platform. From the organizing committee, the former Harvard Chinese Education Forum as educators China peak dialogue, and less related to the education of the students. This new challenge to attract students effectively to Harvard China education forum links to the Chinese to test the creativity of the young people and to the public affairs observation ability.

Beijing Royal School brought by “DIY your own low cost air purifier” display works won the first prize in the contest, get the education experts unanimously affirmed. The students from the city of the increasingly serious environmental pollution in the process of starting, the source of air pollution were analyzed, and jointly developed a reduce the cost of the air purifier, which is characterized by high efficiency, easy manufacture and low cost.

How an Air Purifier Relieves Your Allergies

How an Air Purifier Relieves Your Allergies

Have you ever considered an air purifier for your allergies? Does your head feel like it’s in a vice grip, are your eyes are watering, is your nose running and your throat itching? Are you desperate to feel like yourself again? It may be time to consider an air purifier.

 

Why use an air purifier for allergies?

Using an air purifier offers long-term relief, one that can also lower the cost of managing your allergies. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 13.1 million doctor visits a year are due to allergies. Common triggers for allergies are dust, molds, pets, and seasonal triggers like pollen.

An allergy is simply your body’s overreaction to a foreign substance. An air purifier can greatly reduce the amount of allergens inside your home by tackling the problem at the source.

 

Air Purifier for Spring Allergies

With the peak of the spring allergy season fast approaching, millions of Americans are keeping their tissue boxes close by. The budding trees and blooming flowers associated with the early return of spring mark an increase in itchy, watery eyes, sneezing and other allergy symptoms.

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Seasonal allergic rhinitis, or “hay fever,” affects more than 20 percent of the people living in the United States, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI). Allergies are triggered by substances called allergens, such as pollen or mold spores. Many trees, grasses and weeds contain small and light pollens that are easily carried by the wind, causing allergy symptoms to flare up in the spring.

Tips for allergy sufferers to find relief during allergy season

  • Do a thorough spring cleaning – windows, book shelves and air conditioning vents collect dust and mold throughout the winter that can provoke allergy symptoms.
  • Use a new filter in your air purifier. If you run your air purifier constantly, monitor your filter for build up. 
  • Shower and wash your hair before bed – pollen can collect on your hair and skin.
  • Keep pets off of furniture and out of the bedroom. Pollen can cling to the dog or cat after being outside.
  • Keep car windows closed during peak season. Use air conditioning and point vents away from face.
  • When mowing lawn or gardening, wear a filter mask.

traffic-related pollution may be causing asthma

As cities grow larger and larger, so does the number of cars, motorcycles, and trucks jamming up our roadways. To anyone who’s been stuck in traffic behind an 18-wheeler spewing black smoke, it is no surprise that pollution from vehicles can irritate the nose and lungs. For people with asthma or other respiratory system diseases, the particles emitted by vehicles can lead to trouble breathing, trigger attacks, and cause serious complications such as bronchitis.  Is traffic causing child asthma?

Most of us know to keep the car windows rolled up and not to breathe in smoggy air on the highway. But for people living near major roadways, keeping the windows and doors of their homes shut may not be enough to stop the effects of pollution. Because modern homes are built to be energy-efficient, they are also more efficient at trapping pollution particles inside the home. And as most people spend 90% of their time indoors, living near a major roadway can have dire health consequences.

And it’s not just current asthma sufferers that need to be cautious.

A new report from the University of Southern California suggests that traffic-related pollution may be causing asthma in otherwise healthy children. Areas within 250 feet of a busy roadway had an increased number of children with serious complications due to asthma, including hospitalizations. The study’s authors estimated that at least 8% of childhood asthma cases were due to living near busy roadways.

While reducing the number of children exposed is a priority, unfortunately, many people cannot afford to move elsewhere. Nationwide, around 17% of all households are located within 300 feet of a highway. So what can we do to keep the harmful effects of pollution from causing illness?

Thankfully, small changes in the local environment can mean big impacts on health:

  • Surrounding homes with grass and trees can reduce traffic-related pollution in the air.
  • Using home air purifier inside homes and schools can reduce pollution particles found indoors.
  • Designating land near busy roadways for commercial development instead of residential can encourage builders to keep homes a safe distance away from traffic pollution.
  • Encouraging more people to take buses, carpool, bike, or walk can reduce the overall pollution in the air.

Italian man’s portable air purifier bedazzles onlookers

Deal with it. That’s the typical mentality most of the Chinese people have every time the air pollution gets worse.

But this Italian young man was apparently not happy about the status quo.

On Wednesday, he was spotted carrying a self-made air purifier, while riding on a bike in Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

According to the man, who called himself Mike, it cost him about 1,500 yuan($245) to build the device, using a home air purifier and attaching an oxygen mask to it.

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Moreover, he also installed a storage battery and inverter as power supply.

According to experts, it’s possible to convert room air cleaners into portable air purifiers.

However, even if it’s technically possible to do so, experts say it is quite unlikely to achieve the same effectiveness in air filtering as a good breathing mask can do.

And even in developed countries, where the air quality is much better, an air cleaner needs to exchange the air in a room seven to eight times every hour, in order to maintain desired indoor air quality.

Home air purifier:Poor Air Quality Increases Risk Of Stroke

Air quality continues to be a hot button issue across not only the United States, but the entire world. As research pinpoints the negative effects of smog and air pollution on our respiratory systems, new German research has found fine particulate matter has recently been linked to increased levels of stokes in adults.

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More than 4400 residents of Bochum, Essen, and Mülheim an der Ruhr participated in the study. Participants were selected over the time period from 2000 to 2003, and were aged between 45 and 74 years. Information regarding stroke or cardiovascular disease occurrence and/or associated mortality was collected annually. In addition, the authors evaluated exposure to particulate matter and noise according to participants’ place of residence.

The results indicate that stroke is more likely to occur with increased air pollution. The results for coronary events are less clear, and exposure to noise pollution showed no clear effect. The authors point out, however, that the data indicates a tendency for increased risk of cardiovascular disease through particulate matter exposure.

At Guangzhou Olansi, we’re well aware of the detrimental effects of air pollutants on our health, especially fine particulates.

In order to help curb those negative side effects of being exposed to unfit air quality, we’ve done extensive research on high-grade filtration and in turn, provide our buyers with the best air purifier filters in the world.

Our doctor-approved  Home Air Purifiers offer True HEPA filtration that removes 99.97% of the tiniest of particles from the air – limiting most harmful particles over 0.3 microns, while several competitors only remove less harmful particles.

If you live in areas with poor air quality levels or high frequencies of airborne allergens, consider a doctor-approved Olansi Air Purifier and limit the chances of stroke or other health issues for you and your family.