Air Purification Systems: Why should you use them?
No one wants to worry about every breath they take, but the unpleasant fact is that airborne health risks surround us both indoors and out, and most of us don’t fully realize the effects.
Pollen, dust, and other allergens cause discomfort and lower the quality of life for millions of Americans, but many people do not completely understand are the more serious health risks posed by certain indoor contaminants.
When we think of air pollution, we tend to picture industrial smokestacks, agricultural pesticides, and smog from vehicles. While these things are a genuine threat to our health, they also tend to be localized. Many of us do not live near any such obvious sources of pollution, making it easy to ignore the risks.
However, an overwhelming amount medical research shows that we are exposed to dangerous levels of contamination daily in our own homes. This can have a profoundly negative effect over time.
- The Dirty Truth About Plastic, Discover Magazine, April 2008
- An Introduction to Indoor Air Quality, EPA, January 2009
- Off-Gassing: Indoor Pollutants and Allergies, Everyday Health, March 2009
- 20 Off-Gassing Culprits, CalFinder, January 2008
One thing is certain: You can do something to counteract these risks! Take steps now to help ensure the health and vitality of yourself and your family by investing in the protection of the BioSmart™ SA-5 Model 700 Air Purification System. The addition of one or more of these premium air purification systems to your home will help transform what could easily be one of the most toxic environments you experience in your daily life to one of the most pure.
Home should be a place of rest, relaxation, and healing. Freeing your body from the burden of fighting toxic compounds in your own home, where you spend so much of your time, could be the best health decisions you ever make.
Take a moment to read the facts, weigh the risks, and then consider making a powerful long term investment in your family’s health and happiness. The BioSmart™ SA-5 Model 700 is ready to work for you, day in and day out, to constantly purify your air and help protect your body.
From the World Health Organization
Indoor air pollution is responsible for the death of 1.6 million people every year – that’s one death every 20 seconds.
Globally, pneumonia and other acute lower respiratory infections represent the single most significant cause of death in children less than five years of age. Exposure to indoor air pollution more than doubles the risk of pneumonia, and is therefore responsible for more than 900,000 of the 2 million deaths pneumonia causes annually.
From the American Lung Association
Air pollution contributes to many forms of lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year, and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than that of almost any other major disease.
An estimated one out of every fifteen homes in the United States contains radon levels above 4pci/L, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency-recommended action level. Radon, a naturally occurring gas, can enter the home through cracks in the foundation floor and walls, drains, and other openings. Indoor radon exposure is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer. A recent report by the National Research Council estimates that radon is responsible for between 15,000 and 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States.
From the American Medical Association:
Air pollution — mainly from vehicles, industry, and power plants — raises the chances of lung cancer and heart disease in people subjected to long-term exposure, according to a report in the March 6 Journal of the American Medical Association (Vol. 287, No. 9: 1132-1141).
BioSmart and Air Purification
BioSmart has developed a number of products utilizing air purification. You can learn more about our stand alone air purifiers, or go to our shop page to find heater/air-purifier combinations that can be used year round!