The West Coast currently has some of the unhealthiest air in the world right now, even in many indoor spaces.

For those living within this toxic cloud, here is a thread on how to build a cheap DIY air purifier that will significantly remove harmful particulates from your home👇
Step 1: Gather materials

Pleated “allergen filters” work much better than the cheap blue fiberglass ones, but anything is better than nothing. White filters also give a better sense of how much is being pulled from the air.

(Pic on right is after one week of wildfire smoke)
Step 2: Attach filters to box fan
Step 3: Attach cardboard to filters
Step 4: Seal the gaps and replace filters weekly
In addition to running one of these DIY purifiers, you can also turn your thermostat’s fan setting from AUTO to ON, so that the indoor furnace fan runs constantly and pulls air through its filter. That filter will also need changed weekly during the peak of the wildfires.
This design is an adaptation of the simple tape-a-filter-to-a-fan method, but this one is less hard on the fan motor and can handle better filters because it allows for more airflow. Credit to @TomBuildsBlog for the design and pictures 🙏

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The task before us is the introduction of a real state of emergency."

—Walter Benjamin, 1940

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