Air purifiers reduce the amount of airborne pollutants – that’s just a basic fact.
But did you know that the air in an average home can be up to 100 times more polluted than the air outside? That’s enough to make you feel sick…literally.
There are many factors that cause air pollution in a home. These include smoking, allergens such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites, mould & mildew, using spray cans and the list goes on. Even nastier chemicals can pollute our air like benzene, formaldehyde, phenol, methane and TVOC (Total Volatile Organic Compounds). And usually, because the windows and doors are closed, the polluted air cannot escape and just continues to circulate around the house. Most of us go about our lives every single day breathing in toxic and harmful airborne particles without even knowing it.
Quite often, these tiny microbe sized contaminants can have a debilitating effect on the body once inhaled. Those most often affected are allergy sufferers, asthma sufferers, babies and children, the elderly and pregnant women.
Air purifiers help combat these problems by absorbing the allergens, bacteria and toxic particles in the air to essentially clean the air we breathe. You may not feel immediate relief like an asthma or allergy sufferer, but the long term effects will become apparent the longer you use them. Using an air purifier in the bedroom should also help to give you a more restful sleep, as you won’t be inhaling airborne contaminants that could wake you during the night. But they don’t just help to clean the air…
Air purifiers are very efficient at removing odours as well. Most homes have had to endure some type of nasty odour due to smokers, pets, kitty litter trays, expired food, teenage bedrooms, toilets, nappy pails, musty basements etc. If you live with a smoker, then you have probably had to also breathe in second hand smoke or put up with the smell in your home and car. These are all situations where air purifiers can help. The airborne bacteria that causes the odour can be absorbed by air purifiers to give you fresher, cleaner air.
In summary, air purifiers are beneficial for everyone, regardless of whether they are asthmatic or are allergy sufferers. Everybody deserves to be able to breathe clean, fresh air and you will definitely benefit by using air purifiers.
They are a great long term solution for controlling and improving your indoor air quality.