Saturday, November 26, 2005

Nature of tobacco smoke

Nature Of Tobacco Smoke

  • air purifier, air cleaner, air scrubberTobacco smoke consists of nicotine, tars, water vapor, carbon dioxide, and a substantial number of chemicals and many other irritants. Tars adhere to walls, furniture, carpets, clothing and other articles having large surfaces. After most of the vapor and smoke in the air has been removed by the impregnated carbon media (found in Allerair air cleaner, air purifier, air scrubber ), the walls and other surfaces may retain a film of liquid tar, much of which slowly evaporates back into the air.
  • Carbon media is the most adsorbent material known to man, and is the adsorbent of choice by the military, industry, healthcare institutions, and of environmental organizations. Allerair air cleaner, air purifier, air scrubber have models with 7 pounds and up to a 160 pounds of activated carbon media. Google- more on activated carbon , activated charcoal
  • Allerair D/S and DX/S series with the double activated carbon media together with a matching smoke specific pre-filter (Tar pre-filter), does not hide or mask the odors, chemicals and gases as some other systems do. Allerair units do not use Ozone, which itself has been labeled a pollutant. According to the American Lung Association and Health Canada, it is dangerous to one's health when you breathe in additional ozone.

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Thursday, November 24, 2005

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  • Executive- use in homes & offices, for all around air purification needs- airborne particulate reduction and chemical fumes, odor reduction
  • Vocarb- wherever enhanced adsorption for cigarette, tobacco, smoke, strong odor, and toxic chemical fumes / gases is required.
  • UV / Ultraviolet / Ultra Violet Light- for that extra measure of protection, use in homes & offices, for all around air purification needs- airborne particulate reduction and chemical fumes, odor reduction, molds, mold remediation, etc.
  • D- Refillable- where the primary concern is reducing / removing chemical / toxic fumes, nail salons, cigarette, tobacco, cigar smoke odor, embalming odors and other chemical odor problems
  • DX- Refillable- DX contains more activated charcoal / carbon than the D- Refillable, thicker bed of activated charcoal too. Use where the primary concern is reducing / removing chemical / toxic fumes, nail salons, cigarette, tobacco, cigar smoke odor, embalming odors and other chemical odor problems

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

California Asthma Partners

California Asthma Partners

What is Asthma?

Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects the airways. People with asthma have airways that are inflamed. Inflamed airways are very sensitive, so they tend to react strongly to things called "triggers." Triggers are either allergy-causing substances, such as dust mites, mold, and pollen; or irritants, such as cigarette smoke and fumes from paint and cleaning fluid. When the airways react to a trigger, they become narrower due to swelling and squeezing of the airways by the small muscles around them. This results in less air getting through to the lungs and less air getting out. Symptoms of asthma include acute episodes of:

* Coughing
* Wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound during breathing)
* Chest tightness
* Shortness of breath

Symptoms can vary in severity; they can be mild or moderate and affect activity levels, or they can be severe and life threatening.

Asthma triggers and symptoms vary from one person to another. Some people have asthma symptoms only occasionally, while others have symptoms almost all the time. Asthma can be controlled with proper medical diagnosis and management. Although it cannot be cured, with proper control of asthma, people should have minimal or no asthma symptoms.

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Monday, November 21, 2005

'Bad' odors may cause bad driving - More Health News -

'Bad' odors may cause bad driving - More Health News -

'Bad' odors may cause bad driving
Reach for the mints when on the road, study says

Updated: 7:23 p.m. ET June 2, 2005

LONDON - Driving badly? Then ditch the pastry and reach for the mints.

Different odors affect the way motorists drive, with fast-food scents likely to increase road rage potential and other smells ? like peppermint ? deemed to improve concentration, the British RAC Foundation motoring organization said Friday.

?More than any other sense, the sense of smell circumnavigates the logical part of the brain,? the RAC Foundation?s consultant psychologist, Conrad King, said. [ Rest of article ]

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Monday, November 14, 2005

Los Angeles Named Nation's Smog Capital - Yahoo! News

Los Angeles Named Nation's Smog Capital - Yahoo! News

LOS ANGELES - The greater Los Angeles region surpassed Houston and the San Joaquin Valley as the nation's smog capital, in part because of a change in method of ranking, federal officials said.

Air quality in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties exceeded the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's smog standard on 84 days this year, the agency said. The EPA considers the totals to be final numbers for 2005 because the smog season runs from May through September.

"It's a tough job cleaning up the ozone at this point because there are not a lot of easy emissions to target," said Joe Cassmassi, planning and rules manager for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the region's main smog-fighting agency. Ozone is one of the components of smog.

Houston and the San Joaquin Valley, which in recent years rivaled or surpassed Los Angeles as the country's smoggiest areas, ranked lower this year.

But Los Angeles' rank comes with an asterisk.

The EPA this year switched from measuring smog over a one-hour period to measuring it over an eight-hour span. Under the old system, Houston would have edged out Los Angeles for the top spot by violating the standard on 33 days compared with 30 days.

Although it led the nation in smoggy days, the Los Angeles region's air is considerably cleaner than it used to be.

The air violated federal standards on 90 days in 2004 and 120 days in 2003. In 1976, it exceeded federal standards for more than half the year.

Los Angeles could lose federal transportation funding if the area continues to violate the smog standard by 2021.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

How to Clean Out a Fireplace and Chimney -

A clean fireplace and chimney is your best defense against a dangerous chimney fire.

1. Buy a set of chimney rods and brushes at the hardware store.

2. Change into old clothes and don safety goggles and a dust mask. Lay out a clean tarp in front of the fireplace. Cover the fireplace opening with a plastic tarp held on with duct tape.

3. Open the fireplace's damper. This is the metal door up inside the fireplace, located just above the firebox; it prevents cold air from entering your home when you don't have a fire burning.

4. Carefully climb up on your roof, taking the rods and brushes with you.

5. Remove the chimney cap - sometimes called a spark arrestor - and check it for weather damage. The purpose of the chimney cap is to keep sparks from escaping your chimney. It also serves to keep out rain, small animals and debris.

6. Assemble the chimney rods and brushes according to the equipment manufacturer's directions.

7. Run the brush down the chimney, using a short up-and-down plunging motion. Some brushes are designed to twist as well.

8. Go back inside the house and use a short chimney brush to clean the flue, which is the pipe that runs between the fireplace and the chimney.

9. Use a vacuum cleaner or small broom and dustpan to remove the cold ashes and creosote from the fireplace and the damper.

10. Brush the floor and walls of the fireplace with a stiff, dry scrub brush.

11. Use the brush to clean the creosote built up behind the damper.

12. Reach through the damper with a vacuum hose and vacuum the creosote out of the 'smoke shelf,' a cavity behind the fireplace.

13. Vacuum up all of the dust and debris.

Many fire departments recommend a yearly chimney inspection.

Consider hiring a chimney service to inspect your chimney and fireplace for possible dangers and to clean them out. This should cost less than $100.

Don't use water to clean the fire brick or cement blocks. It could affect heat retention.