Common sources of indoor air pollution(Source: EPA):
Airborne chemicals and VOCs from building materials and furnishings, asbestos-containing insulation, cleaning products, personal care products, paint, textiles, pesticides, combustion appliances, arts and crafts supplies, and many more
Poor ventilation and improperly maintained HVAC systems
Particles such as dust, pollen dander
Biological pollutants such as bacteria and viruses
Mold due to water infiltration, leaking roofs, wet or damp carpets, etc.
Radon, outdoor air pollution
How air purifiers help
A HEPA filter alone is unable to filter out chemicals and irritating odors because HEPA only removes particles. You need both a HEPA and a large activated carbon filter to also remove airborne chemicals and gases that are harmful to human health.
Symptoms may appear soon after exposure or, possibly, years later (EPA)
Short-term health effects: irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches and fatigue
Long-term health effects: Respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer (EPA). According to the latest research, cancer has become the second leading cause of death worldwide. Toxic exposures in the environment are responsible for a substantial percentage of all cancers, between 7 and 19%. (Environmental Health Perspectives).
Pregnant women, fetuses, infants, children and the elderly are most vulnerable to indoor air pollution
Source control, improved ventilation and humidity control are all important steps to improve indoor air quality, but a portable air purifier with a deep bed of activated carbon and a HEPA filter will help clean the air 24/7.
For best protection against harmful indoor air pollutants, you need a serious air purifier that works – period. AllerAir believes in a proactive approach to air cleaning and will help you find the right air purifier. Call AllerAir at 1-888-852-8247 or write to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether you are looking for a general purpose air cleaner or an air purifier to address a specific indoor air problem (e.g. heavy odors, tobacco smoke or mold), you need information to make the best decision. Here are some of the most important questions to ask:
What types of filters does the air purifier have?
What is the required maintenance?
What is your warranty?
What features make the air purifier stand out?
Does the air purifier release any harmful byproducts?
How does your air purifier compare to other units on the market?
You will find that AllerAir takes clean air seriously. Instead of gadgets, AllerAir delivers the most efficient, relevant and filter-loaded air purifiers possible. Contact AllerAir for more information: 1-888-852-8247.
Please note: The information contained herein is not meant to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat or cure a disease or condition. It may be necessary to consult a physician.