Where does that unusual smell come from when we turn on the car’s air conditioning?

Homes that have air conditioning systems are often more prone to harboring Cladosporium and Penicillium fungi. These organisms, which cause allergies to some people, grow in the air conditioners themselves and then spread throughout the house when the appliances are turned on . These fungi are what, in fact, are behind the unusual smell that … Read more

Air pollution is already the second leading cause of death in Africa: AIDS alone claims more lives

A new study by a team of researchers led by Boston College suggests that Africa has seen at least 1.1 million deaths from air pollution . Specifically: Household air pollution, driven largely by indoor stoves, caused 700,000 deaths, while increased outdoor air pollution claimed 400,000 lives. Furthermore, air pollution is costing African countries billions in … Read more