Why Purifiy Air?

Why purify air using Air Purification?

Although most people take the air they breathe for granted, the quality of that air can have an enormous impact on not only your health but on other aspects of your life. The reality is that polluted air can be found everywhere. In fact, it’s not a question of whether you will be exposed to dirty air but, rather, just how much dirty air can you ultimately tolerate? This problem is best handled by being well-informed.

Indoor air quality is often much worse than outdoor air quality. This is hard to fathom, considering all the toxic fumes that come from factories, machines, and cars. The air outside, without question, can be very heavily polluted, especially on high ozone days in hot weather and in urban areas with heavy traffic. Natural processes such as carbon dioxide being consumed by plants, constantly moving air, electric thunderstorms, ultraviolet rays from the sun, etc., help to keep outdoor air clean. Indoor air, especially in well-insulated homes, not only has no place to go but can often be filled with dangerous contaminants and allergens.

How bad is indoor air? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has indicated that indoor air is one of the top 5 public health threats to Americans. This is alarming when one considers that most people spend 90% percent of their time indoors and approximately 65% of their time at home.

At home, a number of dangerous pollutants can usually be found: pollen, pet dander, cleaning solvent, glue from composite wood furniture, mould, bacteria, fungi, viruses, cosmetics, plastics, etc. At work, the pollutants that may be found can be more abundant, as well as more toxic. Nail salon workers, for example, are constantly exposed to acetone and other chemicals; construction workers were for a long time exposed to asbestos particles, which we now know are very carcinogenic; healthcare workers and patients in hospitals and nursing homes are always exposed to dangerous air-borne pathogens.

Despite all the bad news, the good news is that you can take effective measures to greatly reduce the toxicity of the air you breathe indoors. The process starts by purifying this air, either by purchasing air purifying products, or by following a few simple suggestions: don’t smoke indoors; don’t use air fresheners; clean your house assiduously; vacuum frequently; check your HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) system regularly; change bedding often; and use HEPA air filtration wherever indicated.