Mold spores are one of the most common indoor air pollutants. They come in many forms, and due to their microscopic size they can be inhaled and wreak havoc on people’s respiratory systems. This is particularly true for people who suffer from common ailments such as allergies and asthma. Understanding what mold spores are and how you can combat them effectively can dramatically improve the quality of your health.
Molds are a natural phenomenon and perform an important role in the life cycle in nature. They perform various specialized tasks, depending on the exact type of mold. They reproduce by releasing thousands of mold spores into the air, where they diminish air quality and make breathing quite difficult for those of us who are sensitive to them.
Mold spores range from 1 to 100 microns, but those found in homes typically range from 2 to 20 microns in size, making them easily inhaled by humans. When a person inhales mold spores into their respiratory system, the immune system's response often causes the allergic illness. Common symptoms include headache, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, runny nose, red eyes, skin rash, fatigue, nausea and even respiratory distress, including full-blown asthmatic episodes. Even people who do not suffer from diagnosed mold allergies can exhibit these symptoms. If these symptoms seem to appear chronically, there is a very real chance that mold spores in the home are the culprit.
Mold spores generally thrive in warm, damp conditions but even in ideal conditions, mold spores can be present to some degree. Therefore, even if a person pinpoints a problem area in their home and removes the problem- such as a leak or a corner of the house that provides a good home for mold – problems can still persist. It would appear that there is no solution to mold spores and the irritating health problems that they cause. But there is a solution.
HEPA air filters have been proven effective in removing mold spores from the air. The technology behind HEPA filters can remove particles and contaminants as small as 0.3 microns in size. Because mold spores generally fall between 2 and 100 microns in size, HEPA filters are incredibly efficient at capturing them from the air and making it clean and healthy for people to breathe. If you or your family members are suffering from the symptoms described above, and you have eliminated any potential mold breeding grounds in your house, then a high quality HEPA air purifier should be employed to help clean the air and help ease the symptoms. Many people who use HEPA air purifiers begin seeing results almost instantly.
In addition to removing mold spores, HEPA air purifiers help relieve allergy, asthma and sinus symptoms. The HEPA air purifiers available through Clean Air Plus can help with mold spores and generally improve the health and quality of life of the people who use them. There are models available at Clean Air Plus that are suitable for any type of home or living situation. There is absolutely no need to continue suffering from those miserable symptoms for one more day. By using a quality HEPA air purifier in your home, you and your family will be breathing easier in no time.
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