If you or someone in your family suffers from asthma, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are 25 million asthma sufferers in the United States. The number of people affected by asthma is getting larger every year, and children are more susceptible than adults. Asthma results in an estimated $56 billion per year in medical costs, lost work and school days, and early deaths. Asthma causes wheezing, coughing and chest tightness which limits a person’s quality of life.
Fortunately, there are proven ways to obtain asthma relief, and prevent asthma attacks. CDC Vital Signs has the following recommendations: “People with asthma can prevent asthma attacks if they are taught to use inhaled corticosteroids and other prescribed daily long-term control medicines correctly and to avoid asthma triggers. Triggers can include tobacco smoke, mold, outdoor air pollution, and colds and flu.”
Room air purifiers use HEPA (High Efficiency Particle Arresting) and carbon filters to clear asthma triggers from the air before they build up to concentrations that cause respiratory problems. Airborne particles and allergens settle into carpets and fabrics, and are stirred back into the air by the daily movements in the home. Continuous cleaning of the air will prevent these contaminants from settling in the first place. This clean air provides the added benefit of less time needed to clean carpets and furniture.
Along with the benefit to asthma sufferers, air purifiers remove other contaminants and allergens from the air. Pollutants such as dust, pet dander, smoke, mold and mildew spores, dust mites, viruses, bacteria, odors and fumes are all removed from the indoor environment. Healthy, fresh and clean indoor air benefits everyone who breathes it.
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