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What is the ideal oxygen air percentage for longterm health?

I'm working on a science-fiction story, and a recent scene deals with someone tampering with the O2 levels of a ship's recycled atmosphere. I find myself wondering, what is the ideal oxygen level for ...
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How healthy are hands-free stenomasks?

I use hands-free stenomasks for extended periods of time. How healthy are they? I am mostly worried about the quality of the air I inhale, and I would like to know the effect on the skin to have ...
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Carbon Dioxide Poisoning in Everyday Situations

I am wondering whether slight CO2 poisoning (hypercapnia) can be induced by everyday bad behaviour. I am particularly interested in the consequences of The prolonged use of a surgical mask (a.k.a. ...
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Risk level of formaldehyde inhalation

How do I estimate the risk level of inhaling a certain level of formaldehyde in the air? I looked up the EPA's assessment, and they list this summary report in their IRIS database. (By risk, do they ...
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Are there any guidelines for the indoor air quality exposure limits for newborns or infants?

Are there any guidelines for the indoor air quality exposure limits for newborns or infants? I would like to find the guidelines for the indoor air quality parameters such as: Temperature Relative ...
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How bad is the pollution when living right on a road with heavy bus traffic?

I'm considering renting an apartment on the first floor right on a boulevard with a heavy bus traffic. The main air supply to the apartment is from that road, so it's pretty obvious you get a lot of ...
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Air Cooler and Health Issues

I am new to air cooling appliances at home. Now, I am planing to buy a air cooler ( not conditioner), but I heard that it will create health issues such as dust allergy, cold etc. Because It ...
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Effects of Exposure to Periodic, Long-term PM2.5 Pollution

The EPA's AQI quantifies air pollution, sets out ranges of pollution, and associates health risks with each range. Quoting from PurpleAir: "101-150: Members of sensitive groups may experience ...
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Is cold plasma safe?

An HVAC installer is recommending cold plasma to fix HVAC systems with Dirty Sock Syndrome. But are the ions generated by cold plasma generating systems safe themselves? If I recall correctly, ...
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Research paper on living in areas with fresh air after living for more than 20 years in polluted area and impact on health

Are there any reasearch paper which shows impact on health for the person which is moving from the city with high air pollution to the areas with more fresh air (like countryside)? Below are 2 main ...
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Is city air pollution causes allergy?

Is there any evidence (study) which shows correlation with city air to allergy (to anything) or any other breath health problems? If yes is this correlation different if someone lives in big city ...
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How risk is related to PM2.5 level

Some areas are currently experiencing health warnings to stay inside due to poor air quality caused by smoke from wildfires causing high PM2.5 levels. How does the health risk depend on the PM2.5 ...