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Supreme court has mandated sale of only BS-VI compliant vehicles post April 2020. How will this impact the air we breathe?

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In November, 2017, the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas took the drastic proactive measure and advanced the introduction of Bharat Stage VI fuel norms ...

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Airveda is now RESET certified and accredited for use in both RESET and WELL projects

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We are delighted to announce that our monitor PM2510CVTH is the first IAQ(indoor air quality) monitor manufactured in India to be accredited by the globally recognized ...

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How to protect your children and family during pollution months

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Coming from a family with respiratory health issues, I am quite the tiger mom when it comes to protecting my children from air pollution. I get constantly asked what I do to protect my ...

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VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) lurking in every home and how its affecting our health

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Have you ever noticed a strong smell when you enter a building under construction, a newly painted room or a newly furnished room? This pungent smell is a sign of VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds in ...

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Why We Should Measure Carbon Dioxide (CO2)?

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Carbon dioxide is a natural constituent of the air we breathe. Humans breathe in oxygen and release carbon dioxide, plants breathe in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. So why lately, are we hearing so much about carbon dioxide as an ...

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Busting Myths Around Air Quality

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WHO recently published their latest study which revealed that the 14 most polluted cities in the world are in India. It is clear that air pollution is not just a Delhi problem. It is also clear that the scale of the problem is huge and air pollution ...

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Understanding Indoor Air Quality - Some Frequently Asked Questions

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We know when food is dirty or water is impure, and take every precaution before consuming them. But when it comes to air, we do not realize how polluted it is because we cannot see it. A person with normal activity level breathes in 2 gallons of air ...

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Working Out With Asthma - Exercises That Are Safe For People With Asthma

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Exercise is a must for a healthy and long life. For those with asthma however, exercise carries many challenges, many of which are fortified by myths such as “exercise causes asthma to worsen”. Nothing can be further from the truth ...

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Keep Respiratory Infections At Bay During Winters With These 5 Foods

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Our respiratory system is the most crucial, yet most abused organ system in our body. Various external stressful factors such as polluted air, weather changes, unhealthy food intake, erratic schedules, improper lifestyle etc. play havoc on our immunity, and the ...

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Health Impact of Particulate Matter PM2.5 and PM10

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Every day we come across headlines screaming in our face on the imminent dangers of the polluted air engulfing our surroundings.We could probably go three weeks without food, three days without water, but it’s difficult to go beyond three minutes without air ...

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How to Stay Active During Winters In Spite of Pollution

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There is no better start to a winter day than a run in the crisp morning air, followed by breakfast while basking in the warm winter sun. Increasingly, however, winters have become an omen of high pollution levels, severe air quality, choking smog and endless respiratory ...

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Eat Right to Breathe Right!

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Ayurveda - one of the oldest bodies of knowledge on holistic wellness, has its roots ingrained in the philosophy that food plays a big part in our well-being. As per Ayurveda and Yoga humans have psycho-physiological constitution. The three doshas ...

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Measuring Data - Understanding Particulate Matter and How It Impacts Our Health

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There has been significant research around the effects of PM2.5 and PM10 worldwide which has connected high levels of exposure to these pollutants with significant health problems. Here is how Airveda is helping monitor that ...

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Fun Ways To Celebrate a Firecracker-free Diwali

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Growing up, Diwali signified new beginnings, fun and festivities. The house bustled with friends and family and lights and smells that were truly unique to the time of year. As children, it meant new clothes, gifts, decorations, rangolis and ...

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6 Things You Need To Know When Buying An Air Purifier [STUDY]

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Many people have asked us our views on which purifiers are most effective. So we decided to use the Airveda monitor to do a small study on 3 popular Air Purifiers ...

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Simple Remedies To Help You Counter Nasal Congestion

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Nasal congestion or stuffy nose is the blockage of the nasal passages usually due to membranes, lining the nose, becoming swollen from inflamed pm2blood vessels. Typical symptoms of nasal congestion are nasal discharge, congestion, cough, fever ...

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4 Easy Lifestyle Changes To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

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Air pollution and global warming are now a major threat to all mankind. WHO reports that around 7 million people die in a year as a result of air pollution exposure. 65% of the deaths in Asia and 25% deaths in India are due to air pollution alone ...

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How to Choose the Right Anti-Pollution Mask

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Air pollutants are emitted by a number of sources – industries, households, farming activities, vehicles, and even natural occurrences such as forest fires, dust storms and volcanic activity. These emissions are a concoction of dust, chemicals, solid and liquid fine particulate matter ...

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What Is PM2.5 and Why Is It Important?

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We know when food is dirty or water is impure but when it comes to air we do not realize how polluted it is because we cannot see it. And we breathe in almost 3000 gallons of air every day. While larger pollutants are directly visible to the eye ...

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Birth of Airveda

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Asthma runs in my family. My dad, myself and my daughter are all asthmatic. After being in the US for 13 years, we moved to India in Dec 2013. In 2014 Delhi was declared the most polluted city in the world. In September 2014 my asthma got much worse, after double courses of oral steroids ...

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