Impact of air pollution on health
There are numerous mid-term impacts of air pollution: cardio-vascular diseases, asthma and allergies, pneumonia, lung cancers, …
These impacts depend on both the duration and intensity of exposure to pollutants.
The WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that 36% of respiratory sickness is directly due to bad indoor air quality, and causes 2 millions deaths every year in the world.
The WHO, but also national bodies, recommend a maximum exposure depending on the molecules.
The short-term impacts are also noticeable: lower quality of sleep, lower ability to concentrate and to learn, irritability, coughing, sneezing, dry eyes, hay fever, allergies, asthma symptoms, sinus problems, ear infections, depression, fatigue, headaches, nausea…
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
- 20% of all employees have a major illness related to indoor air pollution
- Billions of dollars are spent annually for medication to help Americans breathe or cure their respiratory illnesses.
- American businesses lose 18% of annual production due to poor indoor air quality.
It is consequently paramount to breathe clean air: at night, during the sleep, the body rests more efficiently, and starts the next day with renewed natural protections; during the day, at work, the environment is less aggressive against the body.
Easy ways to improve air quality at home
The best solution is to bring fresh air from outside: 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the late afternoon, 15 minutes at night, before going to sleep. Even during peaks of pollution, outdoor air is far saner than household air.
But few people open the windows frequently enough, because of outside temperature, of noise, of rain, … The second best solution is consequently to filter pollutants thanks to an air purifier.
The high efficiency of Air Serenity purification technology enables to clean air in 30 minutes in a classical room: you should make the purifiers run before going to bed, during the dinner for instance: air will be clean during the night.
This way, your body will naturally recover during the night!
Sensible people require an air purifer for their health
Children have developing lungs; they are moving and breathing a lot... so they risk to develop illnesses early in their life.
Currently, 30% of children have breathing difficulties, against only 10% in the 70s': it has been proven that air pollution is responsible for this degradation.
Allergy sufferers should keep their lung "at rest" at night, to enable their body to recover from the aggressions of the day and protect itself.
This is especially important during peaks of polens, of pollution, or of temperature, because the natural defenses are strained.
Elderly people often have acute respiratory insufficiency, due to a lesser "strength" to breathe. They often feel breathless.
It is therefore essential to preserve their airways and to avoid any inflammation due to allergens.
You breathe deeply... To such extent, breathe clean air!
Doing sport in a polluted air is not recommended: it is good for the muscles but very bad for the respiratory tract. In particular, sports equipment plastics oftne release VOCs.
Cigarette releases a large number of VOCs and of particulate matter which attack the lungs, infiltrate tissues, emit strong oders and pollute for a long time.
By purifiying air, you will capture odors and pollutants at the earliest.
Pollution is very high up to 500 meters around the main axes of ciculation. Some roads are as polluted as a highway!
The city residents can therefore not aerate enough, accumulating VOCs and particulate matter ... It is therefore essential to purify the air!
Pets often trigger allergies and emit odors. For instance, numerous children (and a growing number of adults also) are allergic to cats, but this is sadly true for many animals!
Air purification is a solution against these inconveniences.