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California Clean Air Day is October 5th, Here's What You Can Do to Help

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California Clean Air Day is October 5th, Here's What You Can Do to Help
Do you know October 5th is California Clean Air Day? The California state government pledged the first Wednesday in October as Clean Air Day, in order to reinvigorate people’s awareness of the importance of clean air.

History of California Clean Air Act

After the first industrial revolution in the 1760s, humanity entered an era of rapid development by taking advantage of “machines”. However, the appearance of large machines not only boosted our economy and productivity, but also brought us massive pollution that is non-negligible. 

Air pollution for mass production and factories

(source: science.org)

From the 1960s, people started to realize the importance and necessity of a pollution-free environment. To protect the environment, countries have enacted hundreds of regulations over the past 20 years. In 1967, the Federal Air Quality Act was enacted to give California the ability to set its own stringent air quality rules, and The California Air Resources Board (CARB) was established. To address California’s air quality problems, CARB innovated some vehicle emission control strategies, including:

  • Zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) regulation (1990) requires manufacturers to produce an increasing number of ZEVs;
  • The first nationwide greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars (mandated by the Legislature in 2002 and approved by CARB in 2004); 
  • California's Advanced Clean Cars Program (2012) decreases conventional "criteria" and greenhouse gas pollutant emissions from automobiles.

Air Quality Issues We Face Today

Los Angeles Air Pollution and Clean Air Los Angeles

(Source: Pixabay)

Thanks to the efforts from the California government and people’s increasing awareness of protecting the environment, our air quality today has considerably improved. However, we are still facing a lot of air pollutants, such as PM2.5, which is a concern for people's health when levels in the air are high. 

Particulate matter like PM2.5 can enter the bloodstream and cause cardiovascular, cerebrovascular (stroke), and respiratory effects. There is additional evidence that particulate matter can harm other organs and cause disease. 

To resolve our current air quality issues and to get people more engaged in protecting our air, the California government pledged the first Wednesday in October as Clean Air Day, and this is our fifth Clean Air Day since 2017.

Clean air healthier lungs better breathing
(Source: Goodhousekeeping)



Watch this video to see how you can help:


You can also take the clean air pledge and do your part in fostering a cleaner and better environment here: Take the Clean Air Pledge

Airdog’s Efforts in Clean Air and the Environment

As a company we play an active role in protecting indoor air, Airdog has and will continue to put more effort into protecting our environment. Airdog's TPA technology creates a high-voltage electric field to electrify and destroy harmful particles, which are then collected on easy-to-clean collecting plates. More importantly, these filters are easy to reuse and do not create waste to our environment.

To safeguard you and your loved one’s health, while being mindful of our carbon footprint and the outside enviroment as a company. That is Airdog’s number one priority.


Contributed by Rebecca Zhu

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