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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Exposing the silent killer: poor Indoor Air Quality.

As employees return to their offices, companies may unwittingly be increasing the risk of COVID-19 transmission by failing to make operational changes to improve indoor air quality. Better ventilation systems and improved air quality will play an important role in preventing airborne infection and ensuring a safe and healthy working environment. Companies looking to reoccupy … Read more

Sustainability Series: Aerende, the homeware brand with a conscience

With recent flash flooding and heatwaves causing destruction across the globe, it’s becoming increasingly clear that companies need to improve their commitment to sustainability.  That’s why we started our Sustainability Series, a collection of articles shining a light on individuals and brands that are leading the way to help the planet. They’re showing that through … Read more

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Shining a light on five common air quality myths

Poor air quality is an issue that affects everyone, with wildfires and severe allergy seasons seeming to worsen as each year passes.  While the topic of air quality – both indoor and outdoor – is being increasingly discussed, the volume of information can be overwhelming and lead to confusion about the facts. Lack of awareness around the … Read more

AirRated Anthology: The guide to indoor air quality

Contents History of indoor air quality Early beliefs The Industrial revolution Miasma theory The Great Smog of London Modern buildings Indoor air quality: the basics What is indoor air quality? The five key indoor air quality parameters The causes of poor indoor air quality The effects of poor indoor air quality The relationship between indoor … Read more

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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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Five TED Talks by women leading the climate change movement

Climate change activism dates back to the 90s, and the topic has been growing ever since. Mounting pressure is placed on both individuals and companies to live more sustainably, reduce their carbon footprint, and join the fight against global warming.  The sheer abundance of information available, however, can sometimes feel overwhelming: it can be challenging … 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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How to get a better night’s sleep by improving your indoor air quality

The conversation around how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects our health continues to gain traction, and the discussion extends to inside our homes. Poor air quality has been shown to detrimentally impact our wellbeing, and can prevent us from getting enough good-quality sleep to function properly.  How does air pollution affect our sleep quality?   Research … Read more

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In conversation with Jeffrey Young: transforming the streets of Camden

As part of our recent report, 2020: Our Air in Review, we spoke to Jeffrey Young, founder of Camden Clean Air Initiative and CEO at Allegra Group.  The Camden Clean Air Initiative is an ambitious, not-for-profit action group working to increase the quality of air in the borough of Camden. Their aim is to transform … 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