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Protecting Against Wildfires

Posted by Harry Yu on

Protecting Against Wildfires
(Source: Idaho Firewise)

During the summer season, due to drought and extreme heat waves all over the nation, wildfires tend to occur in our national forest, and large fires are becoming more common and severe.  According to Climate Central , compared with the 1970s, the average western U.S. wildfire season is 105 days longer, has three times as many large fires (larger than 1000 acres), and more than six times as many acres burned. Meanwhile, smoke going into our clean air causes our breathing to become more difficult. 


(Source: Science News)

The occurrence of wildfires has aggravated the problem of air pollution. According to the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that, during a large fire event, wildfire smoke can account for 25 percent of dangerous air pollution in the U.S. Especially in the U.S. West, Wildfires produce up to half of the pollution. 

 

(Source: Climate Central)

Moreover, this air pollution also affects people's health; smoke particles from those wildfires were blamed for health problems ranging from difficulty breathing to a projected spike in premature deaths. Particulates less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5) are hazardous as they can reach the lungs profoundly and trigger or worsen health problems such as asthma and heart disease, with emerging evidence linking them to premature births.


Protect You and Your Loved Ones with Airdog

Most importantly, health reasons cannot be ignored. Meanwhile, Airdog is also actively looking for ways to ensure their health and breathe healthy air. For example, Airdog was founded by a group of expert engineers to protect you and your family from the dangerous particles that pollute our indoor air daily and cause disease. Airdog is dedicated to helping everyone live in clean air and breathe better. 


Wildfire smoke mostly consists of particles that are smaller than 10 microns and with our TPA®  technology that is exceptionally good for removing harmful particles at 99.9% from the air. Choosing the right indoor air purifier is pertinent to fostering a safe environment to breathe, both for you and your loved ones. The Airdog X8 Air Purifier is the bigger brother of the X5 with double the airflow level. 


Here at Airdog, it is our primary mission to protect you and your family’s health and well-being. We are sending well wishes to those of you or your loved ones affected by the current wildfires.


Please remember to keep your Airdog running 24/7 if you are in areas affected by wildfires and reach out to us at any time if you have questions or comments.

Contributors: Jorge Cruz, Scarlett Li

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