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Engineers discover that visualizing how bad air quality is in your home can help mitigate pollution

You can't see nasty microscopic air pollutants in your home, but what if you could?  Engineers from the University of Utah's School of Computing conducted a study to determine if homeowners change the way they live if they could visualize the air quality in their house. It turns out, their behavior changes a lot.  During the day, the air pollution inside your home can be worse than outside due to activities such as vacuuming, cooking, dusting or running the clothes dryer. The results can cause health problems, especially for the young and elderly with asthma.  Read more...

 

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