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How to improve air quality in your home?

Fully insulated homes, with windows double-glazed and lofts lagged, save on energy costs. But this can also seal in the pollutants that are found in the home. These pollutants are created while cooking, from using cleaning products and toiletries, or from an open fire.

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Operating Cost of Air Filters

Electricity consumption is not the only running cost of an air filter. The real expense is the cost of replaceable filters. The bigger air-purifier filter costs about Rs 8,000 and has to be changed every 7 months or so; filter of a smaller one

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Types of Home Air Purifier

A good-quality air purifier will do a great job of cleaning the air in your home. The most helpful purifiers will do this automatically when they sense a dip in air quality. But there are plenty of home air purifiers that are not powerful

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Home Air Purifier – Important Terms to know

Point to consider

Of primary concern are the other aspects of air cleaners including hazardous gaseous byproducts, noise level, frequency of filter replacement, and electrical consumption. Ozone production is typical of air-ionizing purifiers. Although a high concentration of ozone is dangerous, most air

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The Wild Side – Where’s the Eco-Tourism

The ‘wild side Wheres the ‘eco in eco-tourism?

Eco-tourism’ and ‘wild-life’ tourism are now in, but they have their own inherent and hidden dangers. If eco-tourism suffers from ‘green-washing’, where just a few token actions count for ‘eco-tourism’; wildlife tourism is even more

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A Thought – Environment Protection

Environment Protection Begins at My Home
There is a picture of Abraham Lincoln, which, if seen closely, seems like individual dots, but if you see it from a little distance the image of Abraham Lincoln is visible. Many of us are caught up in the

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Indian Consumers: Born Violators

It would not be wrong to say that most consumers in India are actually anti-environment. The credit-card toting, mall-roaming affluent urban Indian is least bothered about how his consumption patterns harm the environment. The billions of plastic bags being disposed off into the landfills

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Insuring against Tsunami

In the wake of the recent tsunami that hit Japan and the 2004 tsunami that devastated the coastal areas of India, a question has arisen- if an insurance coverage is available in India? However, in India tsunami’s has been reported as far back as

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What is Food Carbon Footprint

We all are aware that greenhouse gas emissions which include carbon dioxide emissions and human activities like burning of oil, coal and gas, as well as deforestation that are damaging for our environment and cause of carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere. But many of us are not aware that […]

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Greenhouse Gases and Greenhouse Effect

Greenhouse gases (GHG) are a group of compounds that trap the heat in the atmosphere, keeping the Earth’s surface warmer than it would be. These are gases which prevent the heat from escaping from the Earth. These are called green house gases. Increase in the

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How to Reduce Food Carbon Footprint

If you are thinking of ways on how to reduce food carbon footprint, avoiding meat is the first thing that needs to be done as per most research studies. Food carbon footprint or foodprint requires immediate attention as growing, rearing, processing and transporting and

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