Indoor Air Quality

Air Pollution Linked to Heart Attacks ― But the Air in Your Home Could Be Even Worse

Toxic pollutants affect healthIn recent news, a new study by Rice University in Houston Texas has shown that levels of air pollution and ozone can be directly correlated to an increase in the instances of heart attacks.

Peak exposure to both fine airborne particles, emitted by factories and cars, and ozone, a reactive form of oxygen, was shown to increase cardiac arrest risk, particularly for elderly men.

Additionally, spikes in the number of hospital admissions for cardiovascular problems have been observed on the days with the highest pollution levels.

How Air Ionizers and Ozone Generators Work for Viruses

VirusesDuring the worldwide pandemic some people have asked whether air ionizers or ozone generators could have a role in preventing infection.

It’s very important, first and foremost, to follow the advice of the CDC and other medical authorities on prevention, such as regular hand washing, wearing face masks and avoiding close contact with people in confined spaces.

The actions and effects of both negative ions on airborne viruses, and ozone (O3) on viral contamination, have been well established in previous scientific studies though.

This article covers these actions and effects and how they may be beneficial in reducing your exposure to viruses in certain situations.

How Air Ionizers Combat Airborne Pathogens

Do Air Humidifiers and Vaporizers Stop Airborne Viruses?

Virus magnifiedWith the viral pandemic spreading across the world some people have asked if humidifiers could have a role in preventing indoor virus transmission.

First and foremost, it’s very important to follow CDC advice and your local medical authorities on prevention. This includes face masks in public, covering coughs and sneezes, regular hand washing and avoiding contact with people suffering from infection.

The actions and effects of humidified air on airborne viruses have been demonstrated and established in previous scientific research though.

7 Indoor Allergy Triggers Within Your Home and How to Stop Them

lady sneezing due to allergiesMore than 50 million people across the USA suffer from allergies each year.

They affect all age groups and an allergic reaction to airborne contaminants is considered the 6th leading cause of chronic illness.

While seasonal allergies to pollen are common, many people also experience indoor allergies that can manifest at any time of the year and have nothing to do with pollinating plants.

Here are 7 of the most common allergens inside your house, indoor allergy symptoms and simple recommendations for removing or reducing them for healthier air quality at home. …

10 Surprising Sources of Toxic Chemicals in Household Air Pollution

a bunch of household spraysMany common products and furnishings in your home, often ones used on a daily basis, can be hidden sources of chemical contamination in the air you breathe.

Poor air quality indoors directly affects your energy levels, mood and ability to concentrate. Breathing polluted air also lowers your immunity, damages your lungs and diminishes your daily well being.

In the longer term it can lead to asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems like bronchitis and increase the risk of many serious diseases. …

5 Dangerous Indoor Air Pollutants and How to Avoid Them

carbon monoxide from a gas stoveCertain kinds of homes can be particularly vulnerable to some of the most damaging forms of indoor air pollution.

These are airborne contaminants that you can’t see or smell, yet exposure to them can cause serious disease and greatly reduce your quality of life.

Learn about 5 of the most dangerous types of household pollutants ahead, how they get into the air inside your house or apartment, negative health effects and how to avoid them. …

Indoor Air Pollution: Common Sources, Negative Consequences & Simple Solutions

children wearing masks due to indoor air pollutionThe air that you breathe inside your house or apartment each day is likely to be much more polluted than you might think.

Just what causes poor indoor air quality though, what are the most common sources and what can you do to improve it for you and your family?

Also ahead, surprising symptoms of breathing in allergens like mold spores and dust mite waste products, long term negative health effects and simple ways to dramatically reduce airborne contaminants and pollutants within your home. …

What Does an Air Purifier Do & How Do They Work?

clean air inside homeIndoor air purifiers have become incredibly popular in recent years in America, but what exactly do they do, how does an air purifier work and why would you want to have one in your house or apartment?

Ahead is just how polluted the air inside your home can be, how using new air cleaning technology can help, the many health benefits of air purification and important factors when considering whether an air purifier will work for you and your family. …