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Understanding and Surviving Austin, Texas Cedar Fever

Cedar fever season in the Texas Hill Country is arriving soon. Here are a few things you may not know about this plague of pollen that invades Austin, Texas every year. Below are the top 10 things you need to know about Cedar allergies and our top recommendation for how to beat it this year. […]

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Air Pollution Mask Brands: Who Are They?

In the past several years, high quality anti-pollution masks have entered the global marketplace. As community awareness about the harmful effects of air pollution on health grows, so too has the demand for protective masks. The list below includes high quality masks that are highly rated to be effective in the most polluted urban environments. […]

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Who Should Wear an Air Pollution Mask?

Who Should Wear an Air Pollution Mask? When the air quality index is ranked below 100, unless you are particularly sensitive to air pollution, there is very little need for a mask. If you suffer from respiratory conditions or are very active, you may need to limit prolonged periods of outdoor exertion. However, the more […]

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Why Do Asians Wear Surgical Masks in Public?

It is more common than ever to see Asians wearing surgical masks in public. Ever since the 2002 SARS outbreak and the 2006 bird flu panic, the practice has crossed over into immigrant Asian populations in the US. Now, with Ebola fears still on high, many immigrant Asians aren’t taking chances—despite the fact that the […]

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Global Smog is so Bad it’s Affecting Fashion Trends

Global Smog Is So Bad It’s Affecting Fashion Trends A new fashion trend hit the runways at China Fashion Week in Beijing this week, and it was well-timed considering the air quality outside. Models showed off a variety of designer respiratory face masks as they strutted down the catwalk, part of the QIAODAN Yin Peng Sports Wear […]

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Do Cloth Face Masks Offer Poor Protection Against Air Pollution? Scientific Review

Cloth masks offer poor protection against air pollution Air quality researchers test mask effectiveness Date: August 19, 2016 Source: University of Massachusetts at Amherst Summary: Inexpensive cloth masks worn by people who hope to reduce their exposure to air pollution vary widely in effectiveness and could be giving users a false sense of security, especially […]

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