Indoor air pollutants directly cause a vast number of health problems, and removal of these harmful materials can improve your quality of life. Studies have shown that air purifiers can significantly reduce and eliminate harmful contaminants and pollutants (which cause common respiratory illnesses) and consequently prevent colds, asthma, headaches, and allergy irritation of the nose and eyes.
Air purifiers work by directing air through a filter multiple times as the filters are able to catch particles, ultimately purifying the air up and freeing the inhabitant of unsafe contaminants such as dust, pollen, bacteria, spores and viruses. When shopping for an air purifier, it’s important to look for HEPA product, a type of air filter which meets the High-Efficiency Particulate Air standards. Modern HEPA products contain the most powerful air purification technology and can remove 99.97% of particles as small as 0.3 microns. Cleanliness is also important, regular dusting followed by vacuuming is a vital step but the problem is that while reducing pollution particles it also stirs them up. A HEPA air purifier can prevent what would otherwise be a vicious cycle.
Additionally, plants can help to clean the air inside your home. A list of air filtering plants was compiled by NASA as part of a clean air study. As well as absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen, plants also eliminate significant amounts of benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethylene. The list includes many house plants such as spider plant and aloe vera which also contains a medicinal gel, known for healing cuts and burns.
|LightAir – IonFlow 50 Signature Air Purifier|
|FilterStream – AirTamer Ultra High Efficiency Air Purifier Professional Series A710|
|HoMedics – Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifer For Small To Medium Rooms UHE-OC1|