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Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Having clean air should be just as important as having a clean home. Everyday pollutants that are too small to be see like pet dander, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, fungi, furniture, plastics, pollen, plant spores, gas, smoke and chemical fumes from household cleaners can cause harm if not dealt with. This is why the American Lung Association says that poor indoor air quality is one of the biggest problems home owners are facing.

With the rising levels of pollution, air quality is consistently declining which can cause a number of health issues which can result in death. More and more scientists have been conducting studies on air quality and linking more illnesses to poor air quality.

When you hear air pollution you probably think about smog and chemicals being polluted into the air from manufacturing plants and vehicle emissions. These are only just part of what pollutes the air and are known as Volatile Organic Compounds (V.O.C.s) or Particulates. The other main pollutant is Biologicals which are commonly from mold and funguses.

Air pollution is an even bigger issue inside buildings like offices and homes because of the improved air sealing technology to conserve energy, which also seals in the pollutants.

Since the average person spends 90% of their time indoors, this is a big issue.

The best way to protect your family would be with an air filtration system either installed in the home or a portable plug in option.

 

A High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) is a filter system that is 99.97% efficient in removing particles.

HEPA filters are composed of various sized borosilicate fibers, which are pressed together to form a net-like structure with openings large enough for air to pass through, but too small for most particulates.

These systems are highly effective and very popular in medical, electronic and industrial applications. All Amaircare products are equipped with this system to ensure that they are giving the best possible defence to indoor air pollutants.

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