Social Media and Duct Tape are Helping People Make DIY Air Purifiers That Filter Out Wildfire Smoke

NEW YORK (AP) — Social media users are sharing a surprisingly effective way to protect yourself indoors from the toxic wildfire smoke blanketing much of the East Coast: a box fan, four air filters and a whole lot of duct tape.

As searches for “air purifiers” spike on Google, people are posting on TikTok and Facebook about how to build the DIY air purifier. The technique, known as the Corsi-Rosenthal method, has gained attention in recent years amid the pandemic and raging western U.S. wildfires.

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Smoke from Canadian wildfires ease; Check the air quality near you

Air quality alerts ease in Connecticut and New York after a week of smoke and haze rolled across the Northeast from wildfires in Canada.

Over 100 wildfires are burning throughout Quebec and Ontario. Combined with an upper-level low pressure system over Nova Scotia, Canada is on track to its worst wildfire season on record.

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