Journal

The AirRated Journal is a space dedicated to the expansive issue of air quality. From tips on how to improve your indoor air quality, to deep dives on environmental issues like air pollution and climate change, our articles explore a variety of air quality-related topics.

By increasing awareness of the implications of poor air quality, both indoor and outdoor, we hope to be part of the change that creates a healthier future for generations to come. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with team@airrated.co if you have any questions or things you would like to see us write about next.

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Greenwashing: the great deception

Sustainability has become a huge buzzword in recent years. Consumers are increasingly demanding sustainable products, and companies are delivering. However, when it comes to being green, things aren’t always as they seem. Many companies are adopting the image of caring about the environment, with no genuine interest in being eco-friendly. And others are pretending to … Read more

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Sustainability Series: making sustainable living simple with Bower Collective

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that we all have an important role to play in working towards a more sustainable future. Companies, both small and large, need to take decisive action in our fight against climate change. That’s why we’ve decided to start the Sustainability Series, a set of articles dedicated … Read more

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Asthma, airborne allergens and air quality: an inflammatory problem

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects around 5.4 million people in the UK, including 1.1 million children. There are many allergens that can cause issues for those suffering with asthma, including animal dander, dust mites, indoor/outdoor moulds, tree pollen and grass pollen. Airborne Allergy Action is a community interest company set up to raise … Read more

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COVID-19: a biodiversity crisis?

Towards the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, nature seemed to breathe a sigh of relief. A third of the world’s population was under lockdown in March, and as human activity subsided, the natural world appeared to thrive.  Skies looked clearer than ever before, and there were countless examples of nature reclaiming urban areas. A kangaroo … Read more

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The sinister truth about your stylish wood-burning stove

The popularity of wood-burning stoves has risen dramatically in recent years. Around 1.5 million UK households now have one, with an estimated 200,000 wood burners continuing to be sold each year.   Despite their comforting appeal, there is growing concern about the adverse impact they are having on public health. Campaigners and health experts alike are … Read more

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Mums for Lungs: campaigning for clean air for everyone

We believe that clean air is a human right, but sadly, we are not yet at the point where clean air is available for all.   Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects everyone, especially our children. Babies and children are extremely susceptible to the effects of air pollution as their bodies, and the organs within them, … Read more

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Finding a path to carbon net zero, with Catriona Brady from WorldGBC

As part of our recent report, 2020: Our Air in Review, we spoke to Catriona Brady, Director of Strategy and Development at the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) to learn more about their work. The WorldGBC catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. They work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the … Read more