Did you know that about 8% of all Americans over the age of 18, and as many as 7.2% of children have hay fever? And this number might continue to rise. Due to climate change and associated warmer weather, allergy seasons are expected to become longer and more intense in the future.
Every day we breathe in an unhealthy cocktail of chemicals, mainly from industrial activities, transport, and agriculture. In this blog post, let’s take a look at what pollutes our air the most and why it’s considered the biggest environmental risk worldwide.
It’s not uncommon for people to discover mold in their homes while cleaning or after experiencing water damage. In fact, the sad truth is that at least 45 million buildings in the U.S. have unhealthy levels of mold. Mold in your home or office can remain hidden behind walls, ceilings, or under carpets for years. This can have severe health implications for many people, as nearly 25% of the population is predisposed to mold illness.
According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, as many as three in 10 people with allergies have an allergic reaction to cats and dogs. Cat allergies are about twice as common as dog allergies. But pet dander alone is often not the only allergen contributing to air pollution in your home. Pets can also carry pollen, dirt, and germs from the street into the home.
According to scientists, the health effects of forest fires are more serious than previously thought. Particulate matter produced by smoke penetrates deep into our lungs and can cause severe damage to them. The smallest particulate matter is so fine that it can even reach our bloodstream. Using an air purifier for smoke can help prevent these problems.
Multiple studies have shown that even short-term exposure to air pollution can have health consequences. Long-term exposure to air pollutants increases the risk of severe symptoms and has long-term consequences for the human body.
In times of COVID-19 and long hours spent at the home office, portable air purifiers are ideal for improving indoor air quality. However, there are several important criteria to consider before making a purchase because of the fact that not every air purifier is suitable for all needs.
Many people still underestimate the consequences that air pollution has on the body and their own health. The latest report by Greenpeace shows the staggering number of people who died from the effects of air pollution in 2020.
Did you ever wonder why you are concerned about the purity of the water you drink, but not the air you breathe every second? You inhale approximately 15,000 or more quarts of air per day without thinking exactly about what you are actually letting in into your body.
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