Millions of people are asleep to one of the main reasons we age- indoor air pollution! Yes, you read that right-indoor. As a matter of fact you should be more concerned with the amount of pollution you're breathing inside your home or office, than outside. A lot more concerned.
Here's a shocking bit of research: Indoor air contaminants cause or aggravate half of all illnesses. HALF!
And according to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) studies of human exposure to air pollution indicate that the air inside your home or office may be 2-5 times more polluted (and occasionally over 100 times more) than the air outside your window. This causes particular concern since many people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors.
According to the World Health Organization, in the year 2000, indoor air pollution was responsible for more than 1.5 million deaths. Worldwide, that's one death about every 20 seconds. That's from indoor air pollution. Shocking, isn't it? But true.
The air inside your home is dirty! And what does dirty air breed? Lots of things we don't want-dust mites, bacteria, mold, mildew, fungus, viruses and dozens of other allergens. The air inside your home can be a terrible breeding ground for asthma and many kinds of allergies. If you're struggling with these or other health problems, the polluted air inside your home could be the very reason why.
The fact is, everyone is vulnerable, to one degree or another, to the toxic air within our homes, since these toxins can settle inside our lungs and cause all kinds of health problems down the road. Those who are vulnerable to these indoor air pollutants also include infants, the elderly, and those with heart and lung diseases.
The Solution to this Serious Problem is Simple
The answer is an air purifier. An effective one, that is. One that takes care of many forms of indoor pollution as well as germs, bacteria, mold, viruses and all kinds of allergens. Many of the air purifiers on the market today will only get the air half clean, because they only use one to three technologies to clean the air. That's not enough.
In the last couple of years a new breed of air purifier has come on the scene that incorporates up to 9 technologies for cleaning and monitoring the air inside your home or office. That's more like it.
If you're serious about cleaning the dirty air inside your home and office you need a couple of handfuls of the most advanced technologies built into your air purifier. In many cases, one or two technologies is not enough. The air is just too dirty.
Something You Should Know If You Suffer with Allergies or Asthma
This may be hard to believe but your home is a dwelling place for about 40 pounds of dust (per 1,500 square feet) per year. In a 3,000 square foot home, that's 80 pounds of dust circulating in your home every single year. The problem is it we breathe in this dust and it can end up in our lungs. This is also fuel for about 80,000 dust mites and can be the cause of bacteria, germs and viruses.
And here's a startling statistic for you: Dust mites make-up more than 50% of the weight of the average pillow. Can you imagine how much of an irritant these dust mites are to your allergies?
Indoor Pollution Speeds Up the Aging Process
Ever feel tired and you're not sure why? It could be the highly toxic pollutants you're breathing in from the air pollution inside your home. The more pollution you breathe indoors, the more it can undermine your health. The impact of indoor air pollution on you and your family's health should not be underestimated. It can cause all kinds of serious health problems and it speeds up the aging process.
Fortunately there's a simple and inexpensive solution: the right air purifier.