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2021/04/14

Effectiveness of the Covid 19 air purifier : unravelling the truth

In this season of COVID-19, you are probably looking for different ways to keep your home and family safe from the virus. Breathing clean air is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself.

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Themes: #Viruses and microorganisms  #The essential  
2021/03/17

Respiratory allergies or COVID-19: how to distinguish?

With the return of the good weather, pollen allergies are once again making an appearance. In this pandemic period, the symptoms are often confused with those of COVID-19.

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Themes: #Allergies and pollens  #Asthma and respiratory problems  #Viruses and microorganisms  
2020/12/24

Air purifier, ionizer, humidifier and dehumidifier : what are the differences ?

Air purifiers, humidifiers, ionisers and dehumidifiers can have an impact on the air you breathe in your home. However, they each have a different purpose with unique benefits.

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Themes: #The essential  
2020/12/16

Is COVID-19 airborne?

Since early reports revealed that a new coronavirus was spreading rapidly between people, researchers have been trying to determine how it could be transmitted and how far it could travel.

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Themes: #Viruses and microorganisms  #Air pollution  
2020/11/04

Essential oils to purify the air ?

Described as having the ability to "purify" or "disinfect" the air, sprays and diffusers based on essential oils are more and more present in our homes.

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Themes: #Asthma and respiratory problems  #Air pollution  #Allergies and pollens  
2020/10/19

COVID-19: Are Air Purifiers Effective Against Virus Transmission ?

Many of you have asked us this question. Is the TEQOYA air purifier effective against COVID-19? We provide a detailed answer in our article.

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Themes: #Viruses and microorganisms  #The essential  
2020/09/25

Car-Free Day : The Weight of Cars in Air Quality

On September 27, 2020, in many European cities, the streets will be returned to pedestrians and cyclists. Thus, the city of Paris will close its streets to motorists.

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Themes: #Events  #Air pollution  
2020/09/14

Air Quality Day : all you need to know about air pollution

National Air Quality Day will be held on September 16. Organized by the Ministry of the Environment, this event aims to raise awareness of the importance of breathing clean air.

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Themes: #Events  #Air pollution  
2020/09/10

Back to school 2020 : virus and air quality

This year's back-to-school season is marked by the coronavirus epidemic. While barrier gestures are the order of the day in schools, some institutions have had to close their doors due to suspicion of COVID-19.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
2020/08/27

How to fight air pollution?

The WHO indicates that 4.2 million deaths in 2016 are due to air pollution and 3.8 million are caused by domestic pollution.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
Allergènes
2020/05/20

Pollen allergies: pollution worsens symptoms

Spring is coming ! And like every year, it is a real nightmare for millions of French people. According to the ANSES (National Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety), one French person out of three is affected by allergic rhinitis, twice as many as 20 years ago. The bad news is that allergy symptoms are aggravated by fine particles in polluted air.

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Themes: #Air pollution  #Allergies and pollens  
2020/05/19

Pollen allergies : what are the natural treatments ?

According to the National Health Safety Agency, 30% of adults are affected by pollen allergies and nearly 20% of children.

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Themes: #Allergies and pollens  #Health and sleep advice  
2020/04/08

Asthma treatment : what are the natural remedies ?

In France, asthma affects around 4 million people and is responsible for many hospitalisations each year.

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2020/01/27

Asthma, Babies and Air Pollution

Asthma is a common chronic non-communicable disease that affects as many as 334 million people of all ages in all parts of the world (Source : Global Asthma Report-2014).

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Themes: #Asthma and respiratory problems  #Air pollution  
2020/01/23

Bad smells in your home ?

Did you know that humans can distinguish at least 1,000 billion smells? So says an American study published in the scientific journal Science. Given our nose's ability to detect so many scents, it is important to pay attention.

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Themes: #Healthy house  
2020/01/08

Healthy house: health preserved. How to make your interior healthier?

Since we spend a large part of our lives indoors (about 80% of our time) , it is important that we take care of our accommodation in order to best preserve our health.

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Themes: #Healthy house  #The essential  
2019/11/14

Allergies to cats : what treatment for these allergies ?

The proteins in the animal's saliva, urine and dander can cause allergies in some people.

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Themes: #Healthy house  #Allergies and pollens  
2019/10/10

How to sleep well ? The solutions for a good night's sleep

Sleep accounts for about a third of our lives. It is an active, essential and involuntary process without which we cannot function effectively because it can process information and consolidate our memory.

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Themes: #Health and sleep advice  #Healthy house  
Allergènes
2019/06/22

Allergy explosion: air pollution to blame

It's already spring! And like every year, it is a real nightmare for millions of French people. According to the ANSES (National Agency for Environmental and Occupational Health Safety), 1 in 3 French people are affected by respiratory allergies. This is 10 times more than 50 years ago! The bad news is that allergy symptoms are aggravated by air pollution, fine particles and gases.

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Themes: #Allergies and pollens  #Air pollution  
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2018/11/06

Report of the WHO Air Pollution Conferences

91% of the world's inhabitants breathe polluted air, resulting in about 7 million deaths each year.

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Themes: #Events  #Air pollution  
ions négatifs nature
2018/08/09

All about the benefits of negative ions

As a regular surfer, I constantly seek to breathe the purest sea air possible. Due to its richness in mineral salts and negative ions, sea air brings many health benefits.

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Themes: #The essential  #Negative ions  #Air purifier guide  
Moisissure
2018/07/26

Moulds are harmful to health and aggravate allergies

In a previous article we discussed the many different forms of indoor air pollution. Among these forms, micro-organisms, and in particular moulds, are one of the main air pollutants.

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Themes: #Healthy house  #Viruses and microorganisms  
Ozone et climat
2018/07/03

The dangers and consequences of ozone peaks

Summer is often the season of ozon peaks, the concentration of this gas being above average. When we are exposed to ozone, we expose ourselves to risks that can strongly impact us.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
warm pollution
2018/06/15

Air pollution: what are the effets on human health?

Air pollution knows no boundaries. The latest WHO estimates, dated May 2018, show that this is a major health problem worldwide. Air pollution is responsible for 7 million premature deaths each year.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
2018/05/26

How to choose your air purifier? - The ultimate guide

Indoor air purifiers have multiplied in recent years. All promise to help us breathe at home a healthier air. The offer is so wide that navigating the vast array of available air purifiers can be confusing. TEQOYA helps you to choose the right air purifier.

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Themes: #Air purifier guide  #The essential  
todo
2018/03/23

Indoor Air Pollution - Fighting Microorganisms

Microorganisms are one of the first threats to the quality of our indoor air. Their proliferation can have adverse effects on our health: respiratory and ocular problems, hypersensitization reactions, etc.

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Themes: #The essential  #Air pollution  #Viruses and microorganisms  #Allergies and pollens  
Enfant allongée sur une lit
2017/06/05

Pollution contributes to sleep disorders

By the time we are 75 years old, we will have slept for 25 years, i.e. one third of our life. Sleep plays an important role in our health, our well-being and therefore our quality of life. Perhaps you are one of those who have trouble sleeping? Pollution could be contributing to your insomnia

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Themes: #Air pollution  #Health and sleep advice  
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2017/05/20

Air pollution is harmful to your skin

Carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds .. There are numerous pollutants and they are harmful to your health: irritation, tiredness, stress, migraine, headache, asthma, respiratory problems, etc. What effects do they have on your skin? How good are the so-called "anti-pollution" cosmetics? The purpose of our article is to provide some answers.

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Themes: #Health and sleep advice  #Air pollution  
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2017/05/09

The ecological footprint of air purification

An air purifier is made to remove pollutants from the air. At issue is the impacts of air purifiers on the environment. Do they necessarily reduce air pollution? Are we sure that air purifiers do not pollute more while trying to take pollution out of the air? This is a thorny question and TEQOYA provide some answers.

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Themes: #The essential  
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2017/05/02

World Asthma Day : a powerful reminder is required

World Asthma Day is taking place today, May 3, with the theme « You can control your asthma. » This annual event is organized by the the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care around the world.

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Themes: #Air pollution  #Asthma and respiratory problems  
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2017/04/08

An explosive increase in the number of allergies: air pollution is at issue

Allergies affect up to 40% of the world's population, and the proportion of sufferers is on the rise. Symptoms are aggravated by air pollution.

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Themes: #Allergies and pollens  #Air pollution  
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2017/04/01

What about anti-pollution masks?

The market for anti-pollution masks is in full swing and the number of users is rising steadily. Depending on the type of mask and its filters, the effectiveness of the anti-pollution masks vary greatly. This protection also has several disadvantages, such as the heating of the breathed air and a condensation of the sweat inside the mask.

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Themes: #Air pollution  #Viruses and microorganisms  #Health and sleep advice  
2017/02/27

Beware of so-called "depolluting plants"

The use of plants to purify indoor air is attracting increasing interest from the general public. The purifying properties of plants have indeed been demonstrated in laboratories. However, in real-life situations, plants have no significant effect on indoor pollution. For allergy sufferers, they even constitute a danger.

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Themes: #Healthy house  #Allergies and pollens  
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2017/02/07

96 Paris children monitor their exposure to ultrafine particles pollution

Dr. Cristina Paunescu (from the Faculty of Pharmacy of Paris) and al. published a few days ago, in Indoor Air papers, the results of a large field study for particles pollution measurements. A study very rare in its ambition for statistically relevant data acquisition! A cohort of 96 children, aged 9 and living in Paris and suburbs, was gathered to monitor the ultrafine particles and black carbon they breathed over 24 hours of their everyday life, with portable sensors of scientific quality. The results are revealing : school and home are the places where children are the most exposed.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
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2017/01/24

Purifying its air: is it overprotecting?

The French are the world's largest consumers of medicines. 42% of those over 18 years old take at least one drug everyday. This tendency to over-medication and overprotection weakens the body and the immune system. Is that true also for air purification?

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Themes: #Health and sleep advice  
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2017/01/03

December 2016 - Air pollution reached record levels

In December, France had its longest pollution peak for at least ten years. The concentration of fine particles remained at a level 4 to 5 times higher than usual. This phenomenon was due to a seasonal increase in particulate emissions, particularly dependent on heating. The meteorological conditions, favourable to the pollutants maintenance near the ground, reinforced it.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
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2016/11/20

COP22 - What are the results?

On Friday 18 November in Marrakech, the negotiators from 196 countries put an end to COP22. The objective of the 22nd Climate Conference was twofold: to clarify the rules for the implementation of the Paris Agreement and to place the international community face to face with its responsibilities. COP22 took place in a climate of uncertainty, created by the election of Donald Trump at the White House.

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Themes: #Events  
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2016/07/22

Photocatalysis - Opportunity ... or threat?

This article in our series about air purification technologies concerns photocatalysis-based air purifiers. Do they keep their promises?

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Themes: #Air purifier guide  
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2016/07/12

Indoor Air conference - the report

I spent 4 stimulating days at Indoor Air 2016 conference. This conference is a biennial event on research in the field of IAQ (indoor air quality) gathering most of the international community (labs, companies, public agencies, etc.).

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Themes: #Events  
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2016/06/30

Activated carbon filters: untangling the true from the false

The second article in our series about air purification technologies concerns the air purifiers with activated carbon filter. Discover the truth about them.

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Themes: #Air purifier guide  #The essential  
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2016/06/08

How effective are air purifiers with HEPA filter?

This article is the first in our new series about air purification technologies. It concerns the air purifiers with HEPA filters efficiency.

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Themes: #Air purifier guide  #The essential  
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2016/05/19

Even in your car, pollution is a threat to your health

We spend most of our time indoors breathing polluted air. Cars do not protect their passengers from pollution. On the contrary, they prevent pollutants from evacuating. Do not underestimate the dangers you face.

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Themes: #Air pollution  #On the road  
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2016/05/11

Are we too careful?

Every day, we expose ourselves to natural and technological risks. Because it is better to be safe than sorry, we are careful. Are the precautions that we take appropriate?

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Themes: #Health and sleep advice  
Enfant dans son lit
2016/02/23

Does pollution affect sleep ?

We sleep for almost a third of our lives, just over 23 years. Sleep is one of the foundations of our health, our well-being and therefore our quality of life. We all know that air pollution is dangerous for our health. It increases the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory diseases such as asthma.

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Themes: #Health and sleep advice  #Air pollution  
Enfant écrivant à un tableau
2016/01/18

Ionisation, dangerous to health ? Not necessarily !

Air ionisation is an air purification technique. But is it safe for your health?

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Themes: #Negative ions  
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2015/11/17

Diesel engines also contribute to Indoor Air Pollution

An exposure to diesel engine emission significantly increases the risk of lung cancer. WHO (World Health Organization) has classified diesel engine exhaust emissions (DEEEs) as carcinogenic to humans.

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Themes: #Air pollution  #On the road  
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2015/08/11

Why air ionizers are worth a try to fight asthma

Asthma strikes more and more people. Bad air quality, indoor or outdoor, is often a triggering or aggravating factor of asthma. An air purifier can help get some relief, and have good nights.

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Themes: #Asthma and respiratory problems  
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2015/07/27

Air Pollution: The Heat Factor

Mortality increase due to heat waves has been extensively studied. For example, it is estimated that 70,000 additional deaths occurred during 2003 heatwave in Europe. The increasing frequency and intensity of heatwaves projected for the coming century is an important health concern.

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Themes: #Air pollution  
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2015/06/01

Research review: Health Benefits of Negative Ions

Air ionization is known for decades, as is the correlation between negative ions and air quality: the more negative ions in the air, the less polluting particles. In urban environment, and especially inside buildings, negative ions are missing. To assess the nocivity of this lack of negative ions, scientists have studied the influence of air ionization on our physiology. Here are some picks from their research results.

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Themes: #Negative ions  #The essential  

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