02 Aug

Air Quality Advisory in Effect in Metro Vancouver Due to Wildfires

 

Metro Vancouver is continuing an Air Quality Advisory for Wednesday, August 2, 2017, for Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley because of high concentrations of fine particulate matter that are expected to persist for several days.

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Persons with chronic underlying medical conditions should postpone strenuous exercise until the advisory is lifted. Exposure is particularly a concern for infants, the elderly and those who have diabetes, and lung or heart disease. If you are experiencing symptoms such as chest discomfort, shortness of breath, coughing or wheezing, follow the advice of your healthcare provider. As we are in the summer season with warm temperatures, it is also important to stay cool and hydrated. Indoor spaces with air conditioning may offer relief from both heat and air pollution.

Environment Canada advises:
– drinking plenty of water
– staying in cool places
– not leaving pets or people in parked car
– avoid strenuous exercise if you have a chronic underlying medical condition

For the advisory, read here:
https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/report_e.html?bc42#2332409931621221346201707310502wo2080cwvr

Our air purifiers do help remove the harmful PM2.5 particulates in the air that the advisory warns against.

21 Jul

China has a new idea to fight air pollution: ‘Forest Cities’

Mockup from Stefano Boeri Architetti

CNN has a story on plans for a new ‘forest city’ to be built in southern China.

“Newly unveiled plans for Liuzhou Forest City, designed by the Italian firm Stefano Boeri Architettito be built in southern China, certainly seem to fit the bill […] Eventually, up to 30,000 people could call the Forest City home. […] The plant life is expected to absorb almost 10,000 tons of carbon dioxide and 57 tons of pollutants per year, and produce 900 tons of oxygen a year, while also decreasing the air temperature and providing a new habitat for displaced wildlife. […] Construction is set to begin in 2020.”

05 Jun

Choosing the Right Sprite Shower Filter

Aqua Solutions offers a broad range of shower filters from Sprite (http://www.spritewater.com), a family-owned company based in California. Sprite products utilize a patented filtration media called Chlorgon that uses KDF, does not contain carbon, and is NSF certified to standard 177.

What do Sprite Shower Filters remove?

  • Free Chlorine (Cl-)
  • Combined Chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite)
  • Hydrogen Sulfide (rotten egg smell)
  • Iron oxide (rust water)
  • Dirt, sediment
  • Odours

…plus, it’s pH balanced!

Which shower filter is right for me?

High Output Universal Shower Filters attach to any shower head you desire. They have a higher capacity filter and higher-strength housing for better chlorine removal and longer performance.

The Hose Filter Universal Shower Filter can be attached to any hand-held shower handle, and is a more economical option. The filter cartridge is easy to reverse or replace, and the swivel-ball attachment allows the filter to adjust to any angle.

The Royale All-In-One comes with Sprite’s compact filtered shower head, which combines exclusive “ShowerX – Filtration Technology” with multiple function shower sprays. While high strength construction and triple plated components produce maximum structural integrity, Sprite’s contemporary designs ensure that the Royale All-In-One will compliment any shower environment.

The Baby Shower is a handheld shower filter with an easy grip shower handle and a gentler water spray. You can bathe your baby in the kitchen sink by attaching it to the kitchen faucet, then as they grow older transition to the bathroom by connecting it to any existing shower arm.

Browse the rest of our Sprite shower filtration products here.