Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Preventing Secondhand Smoke

Smoking doesn’t harm just you, it harms everyone around you. Second hand smoke causes cancer and is just as dangerous to your health as actually smoking.

What’s wrong with smoking?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), smoking cigarettes is the biggest leading cause of preventable death and disease in America. According to the CDC, more than 16 million Americans are living with a disease caused by smoking and cause nearly 6 million deaths per year worldwide and nearly 500,000 of them are from the United States. I’ll let that sink in. We spend $26.6 billion a year to poison our bodies and kill ourselves.

I know smoking is bad but I’m not hurting anyone else!

Smoking affects more than just you, it affects everyone around you. Of the 500,000 deaths, secondhand smoke kills 41,000 Americans yearly. That’s 1,300 deaths every single day. It can lead to ear infections, asthma attacks, respiratory infections, and a greater risk for sudden infant death syndrome in children. Secondhand smoke causes heart disease, lung cancer, and stroke in adults. Smoking kills your loved ones and everyone around you, not just yourself.

How can I make sure I don’t hurt my loved ones?

The best way to make sure you don’t hurt your loved ones is to quit smoking. But not everyone can simply quit smoking. Another easier way to mitigate the effects of secondhand smoke is to purchase an air purifier. Air purifiers help rid the room of smoke and other pollutants in the air caused by smoking. It ensures that you are not breathing in any harmful particles from secondhand smoke. The Atlas store carries air purifiers that instantly make a difference in the quality of the air around you and your household. Our wide selection of top notch air purifiers will help remove some of the harmful pollutants in the air from smoking.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

How to Pick the Perfect Air Purifier

If you are in the market for a new air purifier you have the right to know what you are buying. Today we will tell you everything you need to know about the different types of air purifiers and the best one for you.

What are the different types?

You can have Ultraviolet (UV) air purifiers, Ozone generating air purifiers, High Efficiency Particle Arresting (HEPA) air purifiers, as well as other types of air purifiers. There isn’t one specific type of air purifier for every home, each home is unique and requires a different type to work efficiently.

Ultraviolet Air Purifiers
Ultraviolet air purifiers use an ultraviolet light to destroy airborne particles. An airborne pathogen that goes through the light will be destroyed on contact. The UV lights installed in a typical air purifier are not strong enough to completely destroy every particle by themselves, which is why most UV air purifiers are combined with other technology to fully clean the air.

Ozone Air Purifiers

Ozone is an unstable molecule made up of three Oxygen atoms, which is why Ozone is known as O3. Ozone gives up the extra Oxygen in order to be O2, which is a stable molecule. The extra Oxygen attaches itself to other particles and chemicals and destroys it. Ozone air purifiers release Ozone into the air and the Ozone helps remove the dirty air particles. Ozone air purifiers are best used to remove odors and chemicals from the air.

HEPA Air Purifiers

Hepa air purifiers were originally made for industrial commercial trades to sanitize large rooms. Hepa air purifiers get their name from the HEPA air filter they use. HEPA air filters are made so only air can flow through it and nothing else.  Everything else gets trapped in the filter.

So which one should I get?

If you just need a basic air purifier to clean the air, get a HEPA air purifier with UV light. A HEPA air purifier with UV light will be able to purify the air of most homes and offices. If you need something stronger to remove the stench of an area or if you need something for commercial use, you need an Ozone air purifier. If you are still uncertain, stop by the Atlas store today and shop our large selection of air purifiers today. We have trained technicians to help you pick the perfect air purifier for your home.

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