I’ve written a whole series of posts on both indoor and outdoor air pollution, and the current CityWeekend Parents and Kids has an article about indoor pollution as well. I had a lot of fun taking pollution measurements with a particle monitor, and I’m pleased to report that now you can check your indoor pollution levels for free!
Both the IQAir and Blueair air purifier companies offer free testing of your home, office or school. They will drop by with their handheld air monitor and give you the lowdown as to how bad or good your air is.
The Blueair team is run by Chris Buckley, who runs the Torana store (8459.0785; mobile 13910569358); his website is at Toranacleanair.com. The IQAir group has a few Beijing stores and a China website; telephone 8447.5800. Thanks to both for this good community service. If anyone else offers such a service, please let me know and I will add it here.
And for full disclosure, I own both a Blueair and an IQAir at home, and I am very happy with both. At work in my small office, I have a Hunter purifier from Sundan and like it a lot as well. I also feel that air purifiers are crucial for Beijing. And don’t forget about indoor plants!
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