Air quality alerts are spreading throughout the United States, with recent warnings in Charlotte and Hickory (NC), Richmond (VA) and nearly a dozen East Tennessee counties.
Officials say the warnings mean that people who are sensitive to air pollution, like children and the elderly who are active outside, should avoid spending much time outside in the afternoon.
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Experts recommend that people with asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and other respiratory ailments should also be careful-- even indoors. “The air inside your home is often worse than the air outdoors,” said IAQ specialist, Karen Hand, B.Chem. “The encouraging news is that there are proactive approaches to ensuring the air we breathe indoors is clean.”
Today, those proactive approaches include the incorporation of air purifiers into homes and businesses, with the goal of removing particles, as well as toxic chemicals, gasses and odors.
Karen Hand works with a team of IAQ experts at AllerAir, and, along with her team, is available to North Carolina, Virginia, and East Tennessee residents who have been affected by the air quality alerts. To speak to an IAQ expert, call 888-852-8247.