How Much Do You Know About Air Quality?

We often hear about air quality and air pollution, but what do we know about pollution? How does one categorize air as polluted or unpolluted? Outdoor Pollution There are several types of pollution: the type that consists of toxic gases, the type that consists of particulate matter, acid rain, and ozone pollution. Human activity is one of the major sources of all primary outdoor pollution. Chemicals that are released by some sort of human activity include: Carbon monoxide (vehicular exhaust) Carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas released during any type of combustion) Nitrogen oxides (high temperature combustion) Sulphur oxides (coal and petroleum combustion) Chlorofluorocarbons or CFCs (from aerosols – banned currently) Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – (industrial sources) Toxic Read more [...]

Fine Particle Pollution Is a Risk Factor for Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

The Environmental Protection Agency or EPA came out In June of 2012 with very strong statements about the quality of our air, how it needs to be further protected and improved and what exposure to pollution does to our bodies (especially to the bodies of the elderly). They did not mix metaphors when they stated clearly: “An extensive body of scientific evidence indicates that long- and short-term exposures to PM2.5 cause premature death and adverse cardiovascular effects, including increased hospitalizations and emergency department visits for heart attacks and strokes. The evidence also links PM2.5 exposure to harmful respiratory effects.” Although pollution affects the elderly much more than other populations, the truth is that pollution and poor general air quality affect all age Read more [...]

Is My Air Purifier the Cause or Cure of My Headaches?

Headaches have many different causes, but one of the main causes can be traced to airborne allergens in the environment. The major type of allergy headache from airborne allergies is the sinus headache. Headache, Headache, Go Away The paranasal sinuses are paired open cavities in the skull that surround the nose and eyes. Everyone has four pairs of sinuses: one pair below the eyes and next to the nose (sinus maxillaris), one pair above the eyes (sinus frontalis) and two pairs between the eyes (sinus sphenoidalis and cellulae ethmoidales). When the membrane in the sinus cavity is inflamed, sinusitis and headaches result. The membranes in sinuses are similar to those in the mouth, throat, eyes and nose. If a person is allergic to an airborne particulate substance such as pollen, mold Read more [...]

Air purifiers are the best at keep the environment within our homes clean

We are always being warned about smog and outdoor air pollution that can affect our lungs and breathing, but on very few occasions are we told about the state of the air within our own homes and the damage it can cause. Making sure that your building is well-ventilated and eliminating pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Air purifiers clean the air of such pollutants, making the air safer for us to breathe. What causes the air pollution within our homes? There are several things we would  consider as polluting our air, given how often we use some products and what routines we perform in our day-to-day lives. These include: The use of fireplaces: the burning of wet and moldy logs, softwoods like pine, clogged chimneys Read more [...]

Clean air leads to better health – keep air purified.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, poor air quality, indoors and outdoors, can cause and exacerbate asthma, as well as other breathing problems. Unfortunately, it is difficult for any of us to escape the poor quality of the air we breathe, given the fact that we keep the windows mostly closed throughout the year, resulting in the inhalation of recycled air. Given the closed environment, indoor air is much more likely to be polluted than outdoor air, so it is important that we keep air purified. What is in our air that can affect our health? There are particles of a variety of different substances that we can inhale every day. These can come from: Books: dust mites like to hide in and feed on the pages. Plants: not only can there be pollen in the air Read more [...]

Home Air Purifiers – Eliminate Home Odor without Adding Cost or Chemicals

Home odor is an issue that most of us deal with. This is why there are so many products out there for neutralizing or masking home odor. Think about all the products you can buy including candles, room sprays, and fragrance oils. While these items are pleasant to use in the home on occasion, using activated carbon in whole house air purifiers is the most effective way to eliminate home odor without adding chemicals or cost. There are many culprits that cause odors in the home. In fact nearly every room in the house has its own type of smells that can contribute to home odor. Odor from the kitchen can come from cooking, left over foods, and garbage. Odor from bedrooms and mudrooms can come from dirty laundry, shoes, and gym bags. We don’t even have to explain bathroom odor. Home odor is Read more [...]

Protect Your Family From Indoor Pollution

Everyone knows about the harmful effects of pollutants outside. Smog, car exhaust, and industrial waste can cause pollution outdoors. However, many people do not realize that there is also indoor pollution, possibly right in their own home. Older homes and apartment buildings may be infested with indoor pollution and even newer buildings may be susceptible. Mold, dust, and mildew can hide most anywhere. Unfortunately the presence of these things can lead to illness, allergies, or worse.  Air purifiers can dramatically reduce mold, dust, and mildew from the air in your home. So You Think Your Home is Clean? Even if your home is cleaned spic and span, you might still be breathing in harmful mold, mildew, or dust. Dusting and vacuuming can actually kick dust or mold back up into the air Read more [...]

Give the Gift of Clean Air

The holidays are coming up, and now is the time to start thinking about your gift list, if you haven't already. There is no better gift can you give than the gift of clean home air. With so many types and sizes of home air purifiers you are sure to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. All of us have those few friends who seem impossible to buy for, but home air purifiers really do make the perfect gift for friends and family. Whether you choose a unit that is meant for a single room, such as a den or living room, or whether you choose a whole home unit; you can give the gift of clean air. A Gift for Everyone Air purifiers make great gifts for everyone on your list. If you need a gift for the person who has everything, consider giving them a portable purifier to clean home air. Read more [...]

Tips When Shopping for an Air Purifier Solution

Tips When Shopping for an Air Purifier Solution Poor indoor air quality often causes dry eyes, nasal congestion, headaches, nausea, fatigue, and even asthma. An air purifier solution can help prevent all these. But when there are so many air purifiers available for sale, how do you choose the best one for you? By learning what the essential product features mean and then comparing products carefully, looking not only at their cost, but also at their efficiency, maintenance requirements, and warranty. Consider these tips:  Before buying an air purifier solution, know where you will place it. Most air purifiers are portable, and you can move them from one room to another, depending on where you spend most of your time. That said, for the air purification to be efficient, you want to Read more [...]

Cigar Smoke Removal – Cigar Lounge Air Purifier

You want to feel happy and relaxed when you are in your own home. It is supposed to act as a sanctuary from all of the outside world. You want your house to look beautiful and to smell beautiful. However, this is a problem for smokers. Smoking emits an odor that can really persist and once it gets in a room it is really hard to get it out. Things are made even more difficult for cigar smokers. A cigar has a certain robust aroma that many people enjoy, but the effects of it are unpleasant to deal with. What You Can Do The first thing you should do in these situations is to limit your home’s exposure to the smoke. This will not only increase air quality, but it will also be healthier for other members of the household that could otherwise be exposed to secondhand smoke. True cigar aficionados Read more [...]