Through the COVID-19 pandemic, one essential service that couldn’t close was daycare. Even the nurseries that closed for a few weeks quickly reopened so that parents could go back to work. Without this, the economy would be worse off, with many parents simply unable to both care for young children and work from home.
CA Wildfires and Air Purifiers For weeks now, the western United States has been battling a record-breaking wildfire season. Uncontained wildfires are wreaking havoc, having already destroyed more than 3,000 homes and killed over a dozen people. In Oregon, the wildfires have driven over half a million people from their homes and are advancing on the densely populated suburbs of Portland and Salem.
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Parent teacher associations have sprung into action to implement disinfecting procedures for their private schools. As class is back in session, it’s more important than ever that students are protected from contagious diseases like the COVID-19 virus. Air Oasis is heavily involved in efforts like these and is quickly becoming a go-to resource for private schools who want to buy air purifiers.
Like most parents, the “are they going/are they not going” dance is borderline excruciating. Wondering whether my six year old can hack a year of virtual learning has been a challenge. At the end of the day: he can’t. And schools are making every effort to receive and engage with the millions of children who are heading back to school this fall.
Even though it’s less common than it used to be, there are still plenty of people who smoke. Smoke (or vaped) particles impact outdoor and indoor air quality. Particles from combustible cigarettes or vape pens can fill the air with toxic gaseous pollutants. Ash particles don’t just dissolve into the air: they cling to clothes and hair and are recirculated and inhaled by other people.
People are spending more time indoors and at home. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in varying degrees worldwide and locally, indoor air quality (IAQ) is important to keep in mind. Families are together in an enclosed space for most of the hours of the day and night. How good is the air you’re breathing?
Quirky rug: check. Coordinated bedspread: check. Picture frames and lamps: check. There’s one more must-have as your student heads back to school for the fall semester. A portable room air purifier.
School’s out for the summer! And not all of us are just looking forward to fun-in-the-sun and summer living. Most people are dreaming of hazy lazy days, boat trips and hiking. But if you suffer from allergies, you know that this season could mean more blooms, more pollen and more windswept irritants. Knowing the outdoor air quality before you venture out could be hugely beneficial as you make daily summer plans.