Ever wonder what’s in the air you breathe? According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks, and indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Most people think that when indoors they are safe from allergens that might be lurking outside, however your home’s walls do not keep pollen outside. Whether you experience issues with allergies or not, an air purifier could be extremely beneficial to your overall health.
It may be a bit disturbing to think about, but the average American inhales approximately 2 tablespoons of airborne particles each day! So, what can you do about this? Well, consider purchasing an air purifier. If you suffer from asthma or allergies then you might want to look into one that is tailored towards those specific issues. You might love your pet more than anything in the world, but unfortunately they cause all sorts of allergens and odors. If you have a pet then a pet dander air purifier might be the one for you. Pollen, dust, mold spores, fungi spores, tobacco smoke, dust mites, pet hair and pet dander all contribute to poor indoor air quality.
Something you may not have realized but is very encouraging is that a HEPA air filter could help you lose weight! According to a 2011 study from the College of Public Health at Ohio State University, exposure to fine particulate matter (air pollution) induced insulin resistance, reduced glucose tolerance, and increased inflammation, which lead researchers to conclude that long-term exposure to air pollution could be a risk factor for diabetes. Because of the correlation between diabetes and obesity, purchasing an air purifier could actually trim your waistline and decrease the dreaded number you see on the scale. And who doesn’t love that?
Air purifiers aren’t just for home use either. If you work in a field that deals with chemicals, such as a medical or dental facility, you could be breathing in harmful chemicals every day. There are certain air purifiers that cater to ridding the air of chemical compounds.
Children breathe faster than adults and therefore are more susceptible to the health risks of air pollution. If you have a baby or children then certain air purifiers are great for putting in their bedroom. They are quiet and practical and are still as powerful as other air purifiers. Check out our selection of nursery air purifiers.
Whatever your age, health, or occupation an air purifier can greatly improve the quality of the air you breathe. And who doesn’t feel better knowing that some of the harmful (and let’s face it, gross) indoor air pollutants are being eradicated so that you can breathe easier!