Air Purifiers as Cleanup Tools after Indoor Contamination from Wildfires

If you live in a wildfire prone area of the country, you are likely aware that the pollution resulting from wildfires has a way of infiltrating everything, including your home and workplace environments. What Is in the Smoke from a Wildfire? The smoke released into the air contains carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, water vapor, hydrocarbons, organics, nitrogen oxides and other minerals. Depending on what is burning, the particulate matter released can be highly toxic because of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) released into the air (e.g. formaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, etc.), because of the density of the particulates, or both. The size of the particles matters when it comes to how it will affect your lungs. If the particles are greater than 10 microns, they can irritate sensitive membranes Read more [...]