Air Humidity,

Humidifier vs vaporizer for bronchitis

A comparison of Humidifier vs Vaporizer for bronchitis. Which is better for removing that chesty cough – a humidifier or a vaporizer ? Bronchitis, or chest cold, is an unpleasant condition that affects the bronchial tubes. Pollution, dust and allergens can trigger or aggravate this. Bacteria enters the body via the mouth and nose. As it gradually moves down through your chest, the tubes then begin to swell. This causes your chest to feel irritated and you find yourself coughing. Other symptoms are wheezing as you breathe, a fever, feeling excessively tired and aches. This can last a number of

Air Purifying,

Will an air purifier help with cat allergies ?

Will an air purifier help with cat allergies? First you get a tickly nose, which quickly gets itchy as it starts running. Then come the sneezes followed by bouts of coughing and wheezing. You eyes become red and watery as you succumb to the itchiness and rub them constantly. A rash forms on your chest and on your face… For those who are unfortunate to be allergic to cats, these are common symptoms. It’s estimated that around ten percent of people are allergic to household pets. Approximately one out of seven children aged 6-19 will be allergic to cats. Cat

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Cigarette smoke removal machine

Could you do with a Cigarette smoke removal machine ? So it’s the morning after the big house party, your head is murky, everything sounds far too loud and everything looks a little blurry. Gradually throughout the day you start to feel better, but hey what’s that funky smell ? Then you start remembering things from the night before – pretty much half of the guests were smoking cigarettes and cigars all night, in every room of your house. The lingering smell of smoke isn’t an attractive one – and it certainly isn’t going to help your hangover in the

Air Humidity,

How to Dehumidify a Room without Electricity

Keeping a house comfortably dry can get expensive if you live in a very humid area of the world. So how can you avoid the running costs of dehumidifying. Let’s have a think how to dehumidify a room without electricity. Humidity is the water content in air. The optimum rate in an ordinary environment is 30% to 50% of water in air. Any higher or lower water content in the air has health effects on both human beings and plants. However, humidity effects are mostly associated with high water content, a percentage beyond the optimum. Water cannot be too much

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What causes fog in the morning ?

The ethereal sight that greets you when you open the curtains early in the morning, the ground seemingly covered in cloud can be quite breathtaking. It’s as if you’ve been elevated to a higher plane and you’re now looking down at the clouds from a mountain top. Yet early morning fog is a common sight that most of us have seen at some point during the year – so what causes fog in the morning ? Radiation Fog During the hours of darkness the ground will be cool and this affects the air close to the ground, cooling it down.

Air Temperature,

Best way to use a fan to cool a room

We all know what a fan is. We all know that there are different types of fans such as ceiling fans, pedestal fans, wall mounted fans and table fans. We know they come in an assortment of shapes and sizes. But do we know how to get the MOST of out of them. Here we present a whole bunch of tips and tricks to make the most of your fan and to cool yourself down quicker. The ice bucket challenge Why a challenge ? well, we challenge you to do this and see if you don’t feel cool extremely quickly.

Air Humidity,

What humidity level is uncomfortable?

When we talk about humidity, we’re referring mainly to the atmospheric humidity, which corresponds to the water vapor contained in the air. Although humidity is usually invisible and not felt directly, we can sometimes feel its presence. At 10% relative humidity, the air seems dry, at 50% it is comfortable, at 80% we feel a certain heaviness, and at around 100%, the humidity starts to condense: fog, haze and even rain appear. 10% Relative Humidity : Air Seems Dry 50% Relative Humidity : Comfortable 80% Relative Humidity : Air Feels Heavy 100% Relative Humidity : For and Haze begin to

Air Temperature,

Ideal Room Temperature for Babies

Babies are extremely delicate creatures that need to be handled with the utmost care and love. Their feeders need to be clean, their environmental temperature needs to be optimal and they need to be under observation for much of the day. Babies cannot regulate their own body temperatures as well as adults can. Therefore, their environmental temperature needs to be such that it helps attain their optimal temperature so that their internal metabolic functions can work properly. The ideal room temperature for babies is 68-72°F. Their bodies contain enzymes which operate the basic metabolic functions of the cell and require

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Ideal room temperature for the elderly

As humans, we need a constant internal environment in order to function properly. Our bodies contain enzymes that, when exposed to higher or lower temperatures, become inactivated. The enzyme system is the basic machinery present in all cells that control all the normal cell functions. As we age, our internal temperature control becomes weaker and our temperature sensors lose their capabilities. Therefore, we need to rely more on external environmental temperatures to keep us safe and healthy. The ideal temperature for the elderly is higher than that for young adults. It should range between 75-80°F and should be no less

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Rock salt dehumidifier effectiveness

The salt of the Himalayas, or salt rose of the Himalayas, is a mineral salt. It’s a salt that comes from a mine, in particular the salt mine of Khewra in Jhelum. This mine lies in the foothills of the Salt Range – a range of mountains in the Punjab province of Pakistan. These salt deposits were formed during the Jurassic era, so it’s considered a fossil salt. Its formation was produced by precipitation of minerals that form the crystal and it contains elements such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron, manganese, fluorine, iodine, zinc, chromium, copper, cobalt and gold. But