Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to certain allergens, such as pollen, dust, and pet dander. When these irritants enter your body, your immune system may identify the intruder as harmful and create defenses to expel the threat. Unfortunately, the body's defense comes with unpleasant symptoms of sneezing, running nose, or watery eyes.
The Yarra Yarra Corridor is located in a traditional wheat belt region of Western Australia and is one of only 34 international biodiversity hotspots. It is severely under threat from land clearing. We’ve teamed up with Carbon Neutral, who, since 2008 have been planting mixed native trees in the area, removing carbon from the atmosphere and increasing biodiversity to the region.
Wildfires produce dangerous gasses like carbon dioxide and methane and can burn out of control. Wildfires can start with a natural occurrence like a lightning strike or human error by lit cigarettes thrown carelessly. Wildfires can produce enough smoke that it visibly sits in the area surrounding the burn. When this occurs, there are lasting consequences.
Face masks come in many different forms ranging from a piece of cloth that covers the nose and mouth, providing a minimal layer of protection–all the way up to fine particle filtration masks with variable ratings.
Ozone is a gas found in the earth's atmosphere. Without it, our planet wouldn't be inhabitable. But it is also increasingly being found at lower altitudes where it doesn't belong. See, there are two types of ozone. One is good, and one is bad. One is created naturally as ultraviolet rays penetrate oxygen in the earth's atmosphere, and one is man-made, a by-product of chemical reactions in combustion engines and chemical refineries.