Friday, May 18, 2012

Asthma rates at all-time high, authorities warn

Some asthma triggers are difficult
to avoid, but air purifiers can help
remove them.
A growing number of U.S. residents are suffering from asthma, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

From 2001 to 2010, the rates increased from 7.3% to 8.4%, marking the highest level ever recorded.

In 2010, one in every 10 Americans had the chronic condition, which affects an estimated 18.7 million adults and 7 million children.

Childhood diagnoses of asthma are sometimes outgrown, otherwise these numbers would be even higher.

Asthma describes a chronic airway disorder caused by inflammation. Attacks can be triggered by exercise, infections, allergies, occupational exposures and airborne irritants, including tobacco smoke and chemicals.

Symptoms may include wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

There is no known cure to asthma, although it may be controlled with a variety of drugs.

Asthma has a large impact on the United States healthcare system and associated costs.

Source: LA Times

Control asthma triggers with room air purifiers

Irritants in the ambient air can become health risks for those affected by asthma or allergies.

Source control and ventilation help reduce exposure, but a room air purifier with the right air filters can actively remove those triggers.

AllerAir has designed air purifiers for allergy and asthma that feature a smart airflow configuration, medical-grade HEPA and a deep-bed activated carbon filter to remove irritating particles, chemicals, odors, fumes, pathogens and other triggers.

Air purifiers like the AirMedic+ Exec can provide cleaner air 24/7 on the lowest setting, and they have been shown to be extremely beneficial when used in bedrooms, for example.

Contact AllerAir for more information and options.