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Analyze the Air Quality Using AirNow

Posted on September 18, 2013
by Susana Escamilla

Yesterday at our sister company Alliance Environmental Group,Inc Blog we talked about how mold can be an asthma trigger. Indoor air pollution is the number one threat to allergy and asthma sufferers in the U.S. As we know 90% of us spend time indoors and we are prone to dust and other indoor air pollutants. We also know that Southern California has improved but it is not enough. To learn more about that topic read yesterday’s blog by clicking here.One of the best ways to be aware of bad air quality is by checking the air quality index like “AIRNow”.

AIRNow” is a website that helps you understand how the air quality is around the area you live in. Another great feature about this website is that it has a section with announcements, wild fire smoke advisories and forecasts. To see your local air quality conditions you type your zip code and state and the website will give you a summary of how the air is in your area. For instance I typed a general zip code to see the Los Angeles area and these were the results:

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The air quality in the Los Angeles region is moderate for today. It’s a neat tool to use and keep handy.Being aware of the air quality outdoors can help you also be aware of indoor air quality. The pollutants that can be found outdoors can also be found indoors. Although it might be harder to improve the air quality outside there are different ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home or business. Maintaining the air ducts clean can help the indoor air significantly. It can improve the interior air quality and health. The benefits is improving the well being of your indoor environment. Keeping moisture away, mold from building up and maintaining a breatheable environment. The HVAC system are the lungs for your building. Keep them maintained well. Learn more about this service visiting our Website and learn more about indoor air quality topics by following our Facebook Community Page and joining the conversation via Twitter

 

 

 

 

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