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Creating a Healthier Environment to Work In

There are numerous benefits that come from having an indoor air purifier in your home: the air quality is higher, you breathe easier, you feel healthier etc. However, an air purifier can be just as beneficial, if not more so, for a working environment. What does an air purifier do? It traps harmful particles that are in the air and you are at risk of inhaling them. In an average household, this usually refers to dust, pollen, molds and dander from animals. However, in an office environment this can include many other pollutants and irritants that can come from various chemicals and other substances that can be found around the workplace. It really depends on the line of work you are in but some people are definitely more at risk than others. What an Air Purifier Can Do Obviously, any Read more [...]

The Effects of Air Purifiers on Your Health

An air purifier is a simple device that can have a big impact on your home and the people that live in it. More specifically, indoor air purifiers can be used to improve the quality of the air that you breathe. Plenty of research has been conducted related to the positive effects of these appliances and they have shown to be able to prevent or lessen the symptoms of several medical issues. Dangers in Your Home  Most people are unaware of all of the harmful substances they can come into contact with in their own homes. The truth is that the average household has many sources of pollutants that release toxic particles. Over a prolonged period of time inhaling these indoor air pollutants, the human body can start showing signs of problems such as headaches, fatigue, dizziness, irritations Read more [...]

Indoor Air Quality Systems, Air Purifiers for Large Rooms

Indoor Air Quality Systems for Infant Health According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the quality of the air indoors is as much as five times worse than outdoor air. Although this issue is a health concern for all people, it is especially dangerous for infants. The immune systems of babies are not fully developed, which makes them incredibly susceptible to airborne impurities. Such contaminants can increase a child's likelihood of developing allergies or asthma when they get older. As a parent, it is up to you to protect your child from the moment they are born by ensuring the air that they are breathing is clean and healthy. The best way to accomplish this is with the use of indoor air quality systems. Indoor Air Quality Systems to Protect Your Infant from Contaminants Regardless Read more [...]

Air Purifiers Remove Office Chemicals

We tend to think of the office environment as neat, tidy and clean. With regular janitorial services, to the eye it certainly appears so. However, there are often undetected chemicals in the office environment, but that do have health effects. In fact, it is enough of a concern for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (a department of the CDC) to devote an entire section of their website to the problem. And, unfortunately, it isn’t enough for building management to use air duct cleaning or normal air filter systems to fix all the problems. Air filter systems installed as part of the air handling equipment for a building will help reduce dust accumulation, as will regular air duct cleaning. What these procedures will not do is remove most chemical contaminants from the Read more [...]

Nursing Home Air Quality

The environment in a nursing home is a combination of the hospital setting and a communal living situation. This makes it uniquely qualified for air purifiers, and especially those with cHEPA/HEPAfast filters. The reasons concern the type of person living there, the number of people coming and going, and the state of overall hygiene in the facility. Respiratory system diseases Although there are younger patients confined to nursing homes, most residents are elderly. Seniors typically suffer from reduced lung function from a variety of causes and pneumonias are a tragic, but common illness in this population. Two studies published in the Archives of Internal Medicine in February 2012 highlight other risks the elderly face when air quality is poor. The first, out of Brown University, showed Read more [...]