Does Air Pollution Cause Mental Health Issues?

According to a recently published study, evidence has been unearthed linking air pollution to mental health conditions. However, there isn’t much clarity on whether and how our brains are affected by pollution.

What discoveries have been made by this new study?

Researchers have identified a strong correlation between poor air quality and increased rates of major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder as well as personality disorders. This was from data analyzed from 151 million individuals in the United States and 1.4 million individuals in Denmark. This points out a link but doesn’t certainly imply that these conditions are caused by pollution.

Is the link between these conditions and pollution strong?

It was realized that air quality was the second strongest predictor that led to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Air quality followed ethnicity which was the strongest predictor. This was uncovered when health insurance claims in the United States were … read more

Keeping Your Air Conditioning System Purring

Air Conditioning

When you turn on the AC for the first time this season, make sure you are getting maximum efficiency comfort. The following steps will make sure that you can enjoy a cool house for years to come.


One of the easiest ways to ensure an efficiently purring air conditioner is by swapping out to a new air filter regularly. Go ahead and check it every month. This way you can determine how often you need to change the filter. Some households only require twice yearly while others may involve more frequent monthly changes.

Even if it does not require replacement, cleaning the air filter quarterly is one way to keep it clean in the meantime, between replacements. Dirt is the arch nemesis of your air conditioning and your heating system. When particles get into the heater it forces your machine to work a lot harder. The added … read more