DID YOU KNOW?

The air in your home can be 2 – 5 times more polluted than the air you breathe outside. These pollutants can be a key trigger to asthma, allergies and other health related issues.⃰

How does air pollution affect us?

When we breathe, we take in particles that can build up in our lungs over time. People that have a low tolerance to these particles can be adversely affected by the accumulation of small amounts of pollution. Even if you are not yet showing signs of breathing polluted air, it can pose long-term risks.

Stress Effect. When pollution counts are high, it can cause physical stress. Similar to an athlete who needs rest after exercise to allow his or her lungs to recover, our bodies need a break from breathing in pollutants.

Sickness cycle. The air we breathe contains viruses and bacteria. When someone in your home is sick, their germs become airborne and are pulled into your furnaces return air ductwork and then spread throughout each room in your home, increasing the likelihood that other family members may also get sick. A whole home air purifier can trap these contaminants. This means you and your family are less likely to get sick as often.

What symptoms are often linked to poor indoor air quality?

People commonly report one or more of the following symptoms

Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin
Headache
Fatigue
Shortness of breath
Hypersensitivity and allergies
Sinus congestion
Coughing and sneezing
Dizziness
Nausea

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