As shocking as the evening television news videos have been of the wildfires across the western United States and Canada, yesterday’s story in the Seattle Times, by Christine Clarridge, used a Mordor comparison in her title: “Like Mordor: A Central Washington town had the worst air quality in the U.S.”
This topic really “hits home.”
We know about bad air quality in our Pittsburgh region, and even though the closure of multiple coal- fired power plants have improved our air quality in many categories, we still have a “Particulate Matter Problem.” And smoke is known for its high levels of particulate matter which adversely affect a person’s health.
For those who have been fortunate enough not to have their home destroyed by wildfire, but still have to breathe in smoky air pollution, there is one simple homemade device that can greatly improve home air quality. I learned about it at a health conference at the University of Pittsburgh, during a presentation by the group ROCIS.