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The Health Impact of Bushfire Smoke

The Health Impact of Bushfire Smoke

September 20, 2022

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.
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How to Find the Right Face Mask

How to Find the Right Face Mask

August 01, 2022

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. 
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Protect yourself from air pollution by wearing a well fitted, high filtration mask.

How to Beat Air Pollution

July 04, 2022

How harmful is air pollution to our health? The effects of exposure do more than damage our lungs; air pollution can have a negative impact on all major organs in our body.
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The Good and Bad Ozone

The Good and Bad Ozone

May 13, 2022

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.
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Antimicrobial Copper: Understanding The Infection-Preventing Technology of This Material

Antimicrobial Copper: Understanding The Infection-Preventing Technology of This Material

February 16, 2022

The fact of the matter is on any surface we touch, there reside microbes that, if you don’t take necessary measures to eliminate, can live on for weeks – and even months. Such microbes can be a form of bacteria or mould, including pathogens likeMethicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which according toBMC Infectious Diseases research, can survive on dry surfaces for as long as seven months in total.
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Are Face Masks Good for Allergies?

Are Face Masks Good for Allergies?

January 10, 2022

Dr. John Leung, MD, an assistant professor at Tufts University School of Medicine, comments on his observations. “For people with allergic rhinitis or allergic asthma, who develop symptoms after breathing in allergens, masks can be really helpful.”

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Your Complete Guide to Air Pollution

Your Complete Guide to Air Pollution

December 06, 2021

The term ‘air pollution’ refers to a variety of hazardous solid and liquid substances that are capable of being suspended in the air for an extended time. Commonly, these substances mix together and form what we know as smog.

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Bushfire Smoke

How Smoke From A Wildfire Affects Your Health

October 18, 2021

Most people understand that inhaling smoke is not good for our health. Nevertheless, how aware are people of the different ways smoke from a fire can cause significant bodily harm, both in the short and long term?

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How Single Use Face Masks Destroy The Ocean

How Single Use Face Masks Destroy The Ocean

July 29, 2021

Since the start of this pandemic, there have been an estimated 129 billion face masks and 65 billion gloves used globally every month, as revealed in the journal Environmental Science and Technology by the American Chemical Society. Given that humungous number, one can imagine how much of that material goes into bins by the day, by the hour and minute – and how much doesn’t. Or how much escapes the bins...
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The Impact Air Pollution Has On Your Health

The Impact Air Pollution Has On Your Health

July 29, 2021

As the demand for manufactured goods, new infrastructure and forms of transportation increases, so does the scale of damage to our environment. Our day-to-day activities continue to compound existing forms of pollution, as numb as we have become to it. But one type of pollution is particularly vicious given the fact that it’s mostly invisible: air pollution. Reportedly, exposure to outdoor air pollution is responsible for over 4 million deaths each year...
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How Does Air Pollution Compare to Smoking Cigarettes?

How Does Air Pollution Compare to Smoking Cigarettes?

May 24, 2021

What scientists are learning is that pretty much everyone, everywhere is breathing polluted air, to varying degrees. The challenging part of this, is how to communicate this danger to the global population; how can we really know how bad the air we are breathing actually is? Unlike cigarettes, air pollution doesn’t come with a warning label or a distinct odor. Normally, there are no signs that we are inhaling poor air until years down the line. We don’t have control over the air we breathe.
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4 Things Every Good Travel Mask Needs

4 Things Every Good Travel Mask Needs

May 06, 2021

As most of us know by now, masks can become uncomfortable very quickly. Foggy glasses, pulling on ears, irritated skin and lack of breathability are just some of the discomforts we experience while wearing face masks for any length of time. Finding a great face mask will become a travel essential for those wanting to fly as comfortably as possible. Here is our list of the 4 most important things to look for in a travel mask
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Can Wearing a Face Mask Protect Against Air Pollution?

Can Wearing a Face Mask Protect Against Air Pollution?

April 22, 2021

Are anti-pollution masks effective in reducing or preventing the harmful effects of air pollution? Any face mask's ability to limit exposure depends on the type of pollutant, the mask itself and how it’s used. This article will explore why we should be informed about the air quality around us, how air pollutants can effect our health and how to chose the best face mask to protect yourself.
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What is PM2.5 and Why Should I Care?

What is PM2.5 and Why Should I Care?

March 22, 2021

It’s easy to recognise when food is mouldy or when water is dirty but when it comes to the air we breathe how can we really tell how clean it is? The average person takes around 20,000 breaths per day and all that we  inhale travels into our body through the respiratory tract, entering our lungs and eventually our bloodstream.
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Our Commitment: 2021 Pledge For The Planet

Our Commitment: 2021 Pledge For The Planet

March 03, 2021 2 Comments

Caring for the planet and the people on it is at the very heart of AusAir. We were founded on the simple belief that everyone deserves to breathe safe air. We want to be the best in the world, whilst being the best for the world.
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