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Indoor air is often many times more polluted than the outdoor air. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve indoor air quality.When most people think of air pollution, they don’t consider the indoor air quality of their homes. They should. The Environmental Protection Agency states that indoor levels of pollutants can be up to five times as concentrated as those found outside. People spend the majority of their time indoors and yet they never realize that the room’s indoor air quality … Continue reading

Particle pollution exposure can lead to major health problems including asthma, COPD, heart disease and stroke.When most people think about air pollution, they envision places like Los Angeles, Mexico City or Beijing – large, densely populated megalopolises where smog seems to be a permanent part of the landscape. Those who live in suburban areas and more rural places tend to think that they don’t have to worry about air quality and largely disregard it. However, … Continue reading

HEPA filters improve cardiovascular health, according to researchers at the Institute of Public Health in Copenhagen, Denmark.An exciting new study out of Denmark indicates that using HEPA filters may help significantly improve cardiovascular health. Considering how many people suffer from health issues due to cardiovascular issues these days, the finding may prompt new hope by providing a new line of defense against this silent killer. Along with getting plenty of exercise, not smoking and eating a … Continue reading

Ionic air purifiers generate unhealthy levels of ozone, a potent lung irritant that can exacerbate allergies and asthma.For a while there, ionic air purifiers took the world of air purification by storm. People were drawn in by their quiet operation, the fact that they don’t use or require filters, and for their energy efficiency. It seemed as if HEPA air purifiers had some legitimate competition for the very first time. It didn’t take long, though, for news … Continue reading

Learn why HEPA air cleaners are the most effective means of providing healthy, allergen-free indoor air.As a health conscious individual, you undoubtedly seek to eat a healthy diet and avoid harmful chemicals and toxins as much as possible. You most likely do everything you can to ensure that your children and family are safe and protected from impurities in their daily lives, too. Despite that diligence, you might be overlooking one very important thing: the … Continue reading

Exposure to air pollution has been linked to premature birth, birth defects and asthma in pregnant women, according to a new study.Everyone knows that smoking and pregnancy don’t mix; women who smoke are more likely to have their babies prematurely, exposing them to greater health risks and other problems. Therefore, most pregnant women conscientiously refrain from smoking while pregnant, and try to avoid secondhand smoke as much as possible. Despite all of these precautions, though, a study suggests that women may … Continue reading

For the 40-50 million allergy sufferers in the United States, there are many natural remedies that can be used to alleviate this condition.Considering that 40 to 50 million Americans deal with allergies of one kind or another, it’s not surprising that so many are constantly looking for ways to reduce their impact. After all, allergies are more than just a minor irritation; they can have a very negative impact on a person’s day-to-day life, causing reduced productivity at work and generally making … Continue reading

Women exposed to high levels of particulate pollution are at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, according to a recent study.In a bit of disturbing news, a study conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative has shown that women exposed to high levels of air pollution suffer from an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. This finding not only serves to highlight the need to clean our environment, planet and the air that we breathe, but it also shows that … Continue reading

When shopping for a room air cleaner, there are several features that you should be aware of.Air cleaners have become tremendously popular in recent years, as more and more people learn about their effectiveness for helping with respiratory ailments, providing allergy relief, and for creating an overall more healthy lifestyle. If you’re thinking about buying a room air cleaner, though, there are several caveats that you should be aware of; otherwise, you might get taken for … Continue reading

This article highlights the very best air purifiers for allergy relief.As an allergy sufferer, you know how important indoor air quality is. Finding ways to improve the quality of the air that you breathe is undoubtedly a major concern of yours. When your respiratory system isn’t being pummeled by airborne particulates and pollutants, it stands a much better chance of functioning properly – and your allergy symptoms become less pronounced … Continue reading

How particle pollution affects the human body and what you can do to protect your family from breathing contaminated air.There’s no doubt about it: the human body is a truly marvelous machine. It seems like God took every last detail into consideration when crafting the various parts of the human body. The respiratory system is no exception; it is incredibly efficient, and it has many defense mechanisms in place to help keep unwanted particles from getting into the lungs … Continue reading

Article describes the most common indoor air pollutants, and steps you can take to eliminate them from your home.Although ventilating your home can help improve its indoor air quality to some degree, there are many home air hazards that must be addressed if you want to breathe truly clean, healthy air while at home. Unfortunately, many of these air hazards are difficult to pinpoint, largely going unnoticed – until chronic exposure to them begins causing sensitivities and other … Continue reading

What Indoor Allergens Are

Indoor allergens are a leading cause of allergic reactions but are manageable through HEPA filtration and other measures.Allergens are chemical and biological materials that trigger an overreaction from our immune system. Indoor allergens are allergens that either originate indoors or enter the indoors and become more intense due to increased concentration. Biological sources include bacteria, dust mites, insect droppings, mold, pet dander and plants. Chemical sources include flame retardants, fragrances, glues, paints and … Continue reading

The American Red Cross has utilized Austin air cleaners in many of their disaster relief efforts.As one of the most effective and important relief organizations in America and throughout the world, the American Red Cross routinely assists during a wide range of emergencies and disasters. When a disaster occurs, the American Red Cross is usually one of the first organizations on the scene to help both civilians and rescue workers. By making use of the … Continue reading

Parental stress and air pollution contribute to higher rates of childhood asthma, according to a recent study.In a stunning new study, researchers at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California have discovered a startling and surprising link between parental stress, air pollution – and asthma rates in children. The study involved 2,497 Los Angeles-area children and monitored their health for a period of three years and highlights the rising concerns that parents, … Continue reading

Particle pollution from freeways can extend up to 1.5 miles away according to a new study.If you live within a mile and a half of a major freeway, listen up: freeway pollution is probably seeping into your home and compromising the health of you and your family. A new study out of California indicates that, especially in the predawn hours, freeway pollution can extend as far as 1.5 miles away. This news serves to highlight … Continue reading

A study by Columbia Center for Children's Health reports that prenatal pollution exposure can lower a child's IQ.A troubling new study by the Columbia Center For Children’s Environmental Health (CCCEH) shows that unborn children exposed to air pollution while in the womb may suffer from lowered IQs. This information serves to add as an additional warning about the dangers of poor air quality, and highlights why improving indoor air quality is so incredibly important. As more and … Continue reading

This article describes the history of air purifiers and how they are used to filter airborne pollutants.A common misconception is that air purification is a newfangled development. Funny enough, it has been worked toward – to one degree or another – for over 200 years. Figuring out that smoke, smog and soot make breathing difficult isn’t hard. The coughing and sputtering that they cause prompted people back in the early 1800s to find ways to protect … Continue reading

Article about indoor air quality, how it can affect your health, and steps you can take to ensure clean air inside your home.Although many people think that the air they breathe outside is their biggest worry in terms of breathing in impure air, the fact of that matter is that indoor air quality is actually more important – and concerning. The Environmental Protection Agency – otherwise known as the EPA – reports that the air inside your home may be as much … Continue reading

How energy efficient homes contribute to harmful levels of indoor air pollution, and steps you can take to prevent this from occurring.Everyone is concerned about the skyrocketing cost of energy these days, as electric and gas bills continue to rise each and every year. In an effort to reduce those costs, more homeowners than ever before are looking for better ways to insulate their homes and make them more airtight. While these can be very effective techniques for cutting energy costs, … Continue reading

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