Poor air quality can cause negative effects towards your health such as allergies, respiratory illnesses, and skin problems. Considering that we spend more than 90% of our time indoors, it’s important that indoor air is clean and pollutant-free to protect our health and wellbeing. Our Indoor Air Quality Infographic below provides information about indoor air quality. Check out the full infographic on how it affects us, and how we can improve air quality.
According to the EPA, indoor air pollution is among the top 5 environmental risks to public health. In fact, indoor air quality can be up to 5 times worse than outdoor air quality!
Effects of indoor air pollutants towards your health may range from symptoms such as eye and throat irritation, to respiratory diseases that may arise from long term exposure to indoor pollution.
Indoor air could harbour a range of pollutants unseen to the naked eye. Airborne particles such as diesel exhaust, carbon, dust, smoke, fibres, and pollen easily enter the home through opened doors and windows.
Cooking odours, pet odours, chemicals, sink or drain smells contribute to an unhealthy variety of unpleasant and toxic household odours and gases.
Around the home, furniture, office equipment, cleaning supplies, paint, glue and varnishes are just some of the unhealthy Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that are harmful to our long term health.
Not to mention, there could be a range of microorganisms such as bacteria, mould, and viruses, floating around our home!
You may think your home air quality is perfectly fine, but these pollutants are well hidden from the naked eye. Some don’t emit a distinct smell or show obvious physical signs, so you barely notice them around your home.
However, the sources of these indoor air pollutants are everywhere in our home. Pollutants such as mould and mildew could be lingering in our bathroom and laundry room. We could also be exposed to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from paint, varnishes, upholstery, furnishing and carpets.
That’s why having an air purifier is so important at home. Air purifiers help to clean the air of unwanted pollutants. They are especially useful for those suffering from asthma or allergies.
Air purifiers are appliances that filter out pollutants such as dust, pollen, viruses, bacteria, and odours from indoor air. With the help of air purifiers, we can improve indoor air quality and protect the health of ourselves and our families.
Cleaner air provides long term benefits by reducing respiratory diseases and airborne infections caused by indoor air pollutants. Moreover, air purifiers also help to improve air circulation and eliminate mould spore buildup.
So how exactly does an air purifier work? Air purifiers clean indoor air using a range of filters. Each filter removes specific airborne pollutants from indoor air.
The most important part of the filter is the HEPA filter. The HEPA filter – called the High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) – removes over 99% of small particles that have a size of 0.3 micrometers from the air. These includes particles such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites.
More information on what each filter does can be seen in the Indoor Air Quality Infographic below.
Indoor air pollutants are harmful to long term health, so consider investing in an air purifier to improve indoor air quality at home. Ionmax air purifiers filter the air to create a healthy, clean and allergen-free air. They have added features such as negative ionisers, UVC lamps and improved filters to ensure clean air and healthy living.
Browse our range of air purifiers online or contact us if you would like personalised assistance.
Check out the full Indoor Air Quality Infographic below to learn more about indoor air quality and how air purifiers help.
Indoor Air Quality Infographic
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article is for general reference only. Please seek advice from professionals according to your needs.