How healthy are your lungs? Now you can test how efficient your lungs are, right from your own smartphone! An app called SpiroSmart acts like a spirometer, and even comes quite close to the accuracy of medical spirometers. All you do is take a deep breath and breathe toward your phone, which analyzes the reverberation of your lips. Have you ever used this app, or a spirometer before? I would love to hear your stories below.
lung plush! We are expanding each or our 8-page hangtags into 12-page hangtags to include more info, photos and details about how each organ functions. A tiny and fun book o' biology that comes with each of our organ plushies.
How clean is the air you breathe? If you live in a city, I'm sure you notice the difference as soon as you venture into the suburbs; air becomes easier to breathe and might even have a sweet scent! The American Lung Association's list of U.S. cities with the cleanest air made me realize I don't recognize most of these cities. Does fewer humans mean less pollution? Today Canada celebrates Clean Air Day, but you can join in no matter where you live. How can you (or do you) support cleaner air where you live? Some ideas are to bike more, carpool to work, or live closer to work. While we're on the topic of breathing, what's with this Asthmatic Playpen?! I'm not a child, but I want to sit in there.