Monday, August 21, 2017

Air pollution and how it affects YOU

“I don’t need an air purifier, I keep my house clean and I know the air in my house is clean!” Everyone believes this, but they are most likely wrong. Your air is not clean no matter how clean you think your house is.


How is it possible that my air is dirty?


You might think the air around you is clean because you take good care of your house, but that doesn’t matter if the air in your city is dirty. According to a study done by the American Lung Association, approximately 147.6 million Americans live in cities with air that is dangerous because of pollution and other air contaminants. You can keep your house clean but that does not affect the quality of air in your house that comes in from the outside. There will always be dirty air in your house because almost half of Americans live in cities with dangerous levels of air pollution. Even if you do not live in a city that is classified as dangerous due to air pollution, there is still pollution, just not at a level considered “dangerous.”


What happens when I’m around air pollution all the time?


The Physicians for Social Responsibility reported that air pollution can cause asthma, lung cancer, and other lung diseases. Our lungs are designed to be able to filter out some pollutants, but it cannot withstand constant air pollution and will eventually fail. It is not always possible to avoid polluted air, but when possible, you need to do whatever is necessary to avoid contaminated air.


What are some ways to avoid contaminated air?


You need clean air when you are home. The only way to ensure the air at home is clean is to use an air purifier. Air purifiers use either a filter or an ozone plate or even both to separate dirty air particles and contaminants from the air so you are only breathing in clean air. Air goes through a filter and anything else in the air will be caught by the filter. Air purifiers using ozone plates release ozone into the air to attach to dirty air molecules. The ozone attaches to the contaminated particle and falls off, leaving only pure oxygen. We recommend every household having an Atlas air purifier to fight off polluted air at home and to fight off asthma, lung cancer, and all the other lung diseases plaguing America.


Click HERE to stop by the Atlas store today to make sure you’re breathing clean air or if you have any further questions!


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