Monday, April 23, 2012

It’s time we do something about traffic air pollution

Vehicle exhaust is deadlier than
road accidents, scientists claim.
If your daily grind to get to work involves a lot of traffic, you could put your health at a much higher risk than previously thought.

The risk doesn’t come from road rage or collisions – it’s the fumes that are twice as deadly accidents, British experts say.

According to new research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, more than 5,000 people die prematurely from conditions such as lung cancer and heart disease due to emissions.

Airplane exhaust fumes cause another 2,000 annual deaths, while industrial emissions causing polluted air can be blamed for about 19,000 deaths per year in Britain.

Road accidents, on the other hand, claimed the lives of “only” 1,850 people in 2010.

Of course, road deaths are usually immediate, while air pollution deaths may occur much later in life.

Another study from the Harvard School of Public Health says that long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of various health problems in our later years, including diabetes (see yesterday’s blog post as well), pneumonia, heart disease or stroke.

The concerns from traffic emissions and air pollution include fine particulate matter (2.5M) and fumes.

Source: The Telegraph

Keep indoor air clean with air purifiers

Keeping windows closed in busy traffic and changing the filters in the car regularly will go a long way to reduce exposure.

But the problem with traffic fumes and outdoor air pollution is that it can make its way into our homes and build up to dangerous levels.

That’s why AllerAir has developed serious air purifiers with activated carbon and HEPA air filters to reduce those dangerous pollutants in the ambient air.

They work efficiently around the clock, removing airborne chemicals, gases, odors, fumes, particles, dust, bacteria, viruses and even mold.
AllerAir's 5000 Series:
Serious air purifiers

Recommended units:

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