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EPA offers $50,000 for IAQ solutions to smoke

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a design challenge to encourage the development of IAQ innovations that offer protection from smoke exposure during wildfires. In partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal agencies, the EPA is offering five prizes – each up to US$10,000 (AU$13,000) – for low-cost approaches to clean fine particulate […]

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Advice for workers in smoky conditions

As a result of the bushfires burning throughout Australia, smoke has been affecting large parts of the country, including capital cities. On Monday in the Melbourne CBD, the air quality index (AQI) peaked at 213, considered “very unhealthy”. The suburb of Box Hill experienced an AQI of 372, considered “hazardous”. According to the Environment Protection […]