We hear a lot about pollution in the atmosphere, such as car exhaust and smoke. But the average person may not realize all of the health issues caused by the pollution of indoor air.
Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonia. It can also cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue.
In today’s world, we inhale toxins on a regular basis and it’s almost impossible to eliminate. What you inhale has an immediate and profound effect on appetite, digestion, moods, depression, anxiety, irritability and sleep. Reducing the toxins that you breathe can have a very profound and dramatic impact on your health.
Pure Air Experts is in the business of ensuring that the air you breathe indoors is the purest air possible, whether it’s in your home or office. We offer innovative solutions to rid your air of harmful pollutants.
We believe in educating our clients about the risks of unhealthy air. Learn more about asthma, mesothelioma, and COPD, three common illnesses caused by unhealthy indoor air.
Contact us today to learn how we can help you breathe easier.
Home Air Quality
Home is where you and your family spend most of your time. You need the air you breathe in it to be the healthiest air possible.
Pure Air Experts offers one-of-a-kind solutions to ensure your home’s air is fresh. Our custom services include working with small, unique spaces, such as apartments or condo units.
Office Air Quality
We spend on average 40 hours a week in our offices. In that timeframe, we breathe in a lot of air. Pure Air Experts helps building managers and business owners find solutions so you can feel confident that your office air is the healthiest air possible.
For example, beauty salons emit a lot of chemicals into the air as a result of hair and nail treatments. Both employees and clients are exposed to potential unhealthy air. But with Pure Air Expert’s innovative air purification methods, business owners and their customers can breathe easy.
Health and Air Quality
According to the EPA, indoor air quality is more hazardous than outdoor air, because indoor air pollution has a two-to-five times higher average Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) level than outdoor air. VOCs are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids, and include a variety of chemicals that have adverse health effects.
Even relatively low concentrations of air pollutants have been related to a range of adverse health effects, according to the World Health Organization. Pure Air Experts’ one-of-a-kind air purification system can make your indoor air fresh and clean, whatever the level of pollutants in the air.
Pure Air Experts has relationships with many environmental medicine doctors, and we use their knowledge and passion to develop methods that provide clean air for your home and office.
Did you know?
- 9 out of 10 breaths we draw are likely drawn indoors: at school, the workplace, restaurants, movie theaters and home.
- The average person breathes in 50,000 pollution particles a day, and takes 20,000 breaths a day.
- The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.
- COPD is projected to be the third leading cause of death by 2020 with only heart disease and cerebrovascular disease accounting for more deaths.
Asthma is a chronic, long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing (a whistling sound when you breathe), chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Healthy indoor air quality is an important way to manage asthma. Irritants like perfumes, tobacco, aerosol sprays, cleaning products, and fumes from paint or cooking gas can increase the risk of asthma attacks.
The number of people with asthma continues to grow. One in 12 people (about 25 million, or 8% of the U.S. population) had asthma in 2009, compared with 1 in 14 (about 20 million, or 7%) in 2001.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that develops from transformed cells originating from the protective lining that covers many of the internal organs of the body. It is usually caused by exposure to asbestos.
Many building materials used in both public and domestic premises prior to the banning of asbestos in the 1980s may contain asbestos. Many homes built prior to the 1980s still have asbestos-containing structures.
Signs and symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath or chest wall pain, and unexplained weight loss. Despite treatment with chemotherapy, radiation or surgery, the disease carries a poor prognosis.
About 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States.
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time. The primary cause of COPD is tobacco smoke, including second-hand or passive exposure.
Indoor air pollution is responsible for a greater fraction of COPD risk than smoking or outdoor air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. Other risk factors for COPD include occupational dusts and chemicals (such as vapors, irritants, and fumes) and frequent lower respiratory infections during childhood.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in America, claiming the lives of 124,477 Americans in 2007.
Air Pollutant Resources
Being educated about the kinds of pollutants that exist indoors, as well as how to prevent them, is important. We’ve gathered some expert resources if you’d like to learn more.