Indoor Air Quality - Air Purification - Air Filters
You Are Only As Healthy As the Air You Breathe
There are very few things important to our well being than pure, unpolluted air.
Can you imagine how wonderful the air must have smelled and how high the oxygen
content was thousands of years ago before we became a polluted planet? How sweet
and clean it must have been, and oh so healthy? You may not be able to control the
outside world, but you can control your indoor environment by adding an
air purifier to your home. Every living, warm-blooded creature would perish
within minutes without air, and its life is shortened by impurities in the air that
Actually, if you think about it, man was made, as were all the things, to live in
the open air. When we are feeling ill, stressed, or not-so-healthy, it is normal
to want some ‘fresh air.’ It is innate within us to take advantage of the healing
affects of pure air. The effects of pollutants in the home are well documented.
The effects may show up immediately or years after exposure to combustions sources
such as oil, gas, kerosene, wood, tobacco, asbestos containing insulation products,
mold, dust mites, allergens, pressed wood products, radon, household cleaning products,
hobby projects or pesticides just to name a few. Unfortunately, exposure to indoor
pollutants can manifest as itching or burning eyes, irritation of the nose and throat,
and asthma. Long-term effects can include respiratory problems, heart disease, or
cancer resulting in debilitating or fatal circumstances.
There are three basic strategies to remove indoor air pollution. The first is to
find and remove the source, for example asbestos. If you know your home has asbestos
containing products - remove them and replace with a more eco friendly product.
Another strategy is to increase the amount of air coming indoors - ventilation.
That is not always practical since the doors and windows can’t be open year round
and besides, the documentation on environmental air pollution is stunning. All you
have to do is look at the skyline and see it for yourself. The last strategy suggested
is probably the most effective, and that is installing air purifiers in the home.
There are many sizes, shapes, relatively inexpensive to pricey whole house systems.
We have a dog that has long fur and a lot of pet dander. He is a Newfoundland and
has to have a heavy, oily coat to survive the cold temperatures in the Icelandic
waters. The amount of pet dander in the vacuum cleaner was incredible and the odor
is very distinct. So, since we are totally in love with our pet friend, getting
rid of him was not even an option. So we purchased a
commercial grade home air purifier with a hepa filter and germicidal UV
lights. This system purifies the air and reduces bacterial growth, removes odors,
pollen, dust, and particulates. It is the best thing we have ever purchased for
our health’s sake. We can tell the difference in how we feel and we don’t cough
and sneeze from all the pollutants in the house before we added an air purifier.
Our dog also benefits from the clean, pure, air now circulating throughout the house.
Another thing Safe Home® has found important to breathing healthy air in the home is to
make certain you change the
air filter on your furnace frequently. We are amazed at how quickly the
filter gets filthy. Not only will it make the furnace work more efficiently it will
also trap allergens, pollens and dust. And a portable
Hepa air filter is great for a medium sized room or apartment when you cannot
put in a full sized unit.
This article written by "Safe Home Sue", a product specialist for Safe Home Products®