Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A hot summer means more pollution

Warmer temperatures pose risks in terms of
pollution and associated health problems.
An unusually mild winter and hotter than normal summer may increase both air and water pollution and associated health effects, experts warn.

Pollution experts in North America are most concerned about the urban air pollution and smog caused by sunlight, traffic exhaust and polluted air from coal-fired plants.

Warmer temperatures also mean more wildfires and forest fires, which also affect the air quality, they warn.

Higher demand on air conditioning means more electricity use and more emissions as well.

Experts are also concerned about the risks posed by increased algae in lakes, which smells bad and affects water quality.

In terms of health effects, medical professionals are seeing the effects of pollution in their practices, including
  • Cardio respiratory symptoms like chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Lung conditions
  • Heart conditions
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood, skin, kidney and other diseases caused by prolonged exposure to environmental pollutants
 Source: Global News

Air purifiers to keep indoor air clean and healthy

Higher pollution levels outdoors can lead to poor indoor air quality as well, as pollutants are often allowed to build up in airtight homes and buildings.
AllerAir's general purpose air
purifiers for homes and buildings.

A serious air purifier with the right air filters can help remove those pollutants and provide cleaner, more breathable air.

AllerAir’s air purifiers for the home and office feature the most efficient and safest air cleaning technologies with activated carbon and HEPA filters that can remove not only particles and dust but also treat harmful chemicals, gases, odors and fumes.

Air purifiers like the 5000 Exec and the AirMedic Exec have been shown to reduce indoor air pollutants quickly and efficiently with long-lasting air filters.

For best results, keep an air purifier in the room or area where you spend most of your time, or in the bedroom.

Contact AllerAir for more information and options.