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Healthy Living in a Toxic World, Issue #15
January 21, 2016
BOTTLED AIR SELLING OUT IN CHINA
Yes that's right, first we saw bottled water and now a company from Canada is bottling fresh air. And it's a sellout success in China.
At first the company created bottled mountain air from the Canadian Rockies as a joke. But wealthy customers from China are buying into it in a big way. 100 Chinese yuan, the equivalent of around 15 USD, will buy 7.7 liters of crisp mountain air, taken from the Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountain range. That's 50 times the price of a bottle of water in China.
This comes at a time when pollution levels in China are reaching a record high. In the last few weeks Beijing has issued its first Red Alert that shut down the city and kept cars off the roads.
What started as a joke may be one way affluent Chinese citizens can get some much needed relief from the smog in their cities.
KEEP THE AIR IN YOUR HOME CLEAN THIS WINTERTips from the experts:
As winter approaches, we seal up our houses to keep the cold weather out but this lack of ventilation can have a serious impact on the quality of our indoor air. And as temperatures outside drop, we tend to spend much more of our time indoors too, making it even more important that our indoor air quality is as good as it can be.
So with this in mind we have put together a few expert tips, to ensure the air in your home and work space is clean and safe during the colder months.
One simple way to improve the air in your home is to invest in lots of house plants, as they work to naturally oxygenate the air around them. According to a NASA Clean Air Study, it is necessary to have at least one plant for every 100 square feet of indoor space.
As winter approaches, now is a good time to give your home a deep clean, to ensure dust and allergens are kept to a minimum. Wipe all surfaces with a damp cloth to stop dust being released back into the air. Use a HEPA vacuum cleaner to clean carpets, soft furnishings and rugs. Vacuum cleaners with a HEPA filter work to trap fine particles of dust and pet dander in a way that traditional vacuum cleaners cannot. A HEPA vacuum cleaner also traps the dust without it escaping back into the room.
Be sure to check your house for damp and mold, particularly in problem areas such as bathrooms and basements which are perfect breeding grounds for mold to develop. It may also be a good idea to dedicate some time to grooming your pets at this time of year, as regular washing and brushing will keep shedding to a minimum.
All of the above are an important part of keeping your home dust and allergen free. But if you want to guarantee the highest quality indoor air, investing in a HEPA air cleaner is the way to go. Our Austin Air Cleaners, with proven filter technology, will provide the very best overall protection from a wide range of airborne
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WISHING YOU GOOD HEALTH,
Dr. Mary Ray DO
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