6 Benefits of Using an Indoor Air Purifier

6 Benefits of Using an Indoor Air Purifier

Indoor air pollution can be an unexpected culprit of many health ailments. From allergies to respiratory compromise you may not realize the impact of what you are breathing right in the safety of your own home. 

Indoor air particles can come from VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which are leached from a variety of sources such as cleaning products, carpet and furniture materials, as well as wall paints. Also, outdoor air pollution can infiltrate indoor areas creating a higher potency trapped in a small area making it much more dangerous to breathe. In fact, according to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) indoor air quality can often be two to five times more dangerous than outdoor air quality. 

Using an air purifier could significantly reduce your indoor air pollution risk and increase your quality of health. These are the 6 benefits of using an indoor air purifier.

Reduce Allergies and Asthma

There are a variety of allergies that can be attributed to increased indoor particulate matter. If you suffer from seasonal allergies you are most likely bringing into your home the very outdoor pollen, mold and weed allergen triggers. Not only are these transported into your home on your clothes, shoes, hair and skin but they are also transferred to your furniture, curtains and even bedsheets. Many people sleep in a stew of outdoor allergens, even if they shower before bed. 

If you suffer with asthma, these outdoor allergens transported into your home can increase symptoms. 

An indoor air purifier could significantly reduce indoor allergens and potentially enable you to breathe freely without relying on constant medication. 

According to a study by researchers at the Department of Pediatrics, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY published in Current Allergy and Asthma Reports, 

“Air filtration is frequently recommended as a component of environmental control practices for patients with allergic respiratory disease. Studies support multiple interventions, including air filtration, as methods to improve outcomes in the treatment of allergic respiratory diseases.”

See if you allergy symptoms diminish or your asthma reduces in severity after using an air purifier.

Pet Purification

If you live with animals, you are most likely exposed to a long list of potential health risks. This can be due to your pet’s natural shedding, dander (skin flakes), and microscopic critters, as well as transferring outdoor allergens and pollutants into your home. 

Many pet owners suffer for years with minor sniffles or skin irritation never considering their loving pet as the culprit. An air purifier can reduce these risks and improve various health symptoms. In addition, an air purifier can actually increase your pet’s health as well. 

According to Home Air Check, 

“Pets can trigger allergy symptoms and introduce other airborne irritants into your home…An estimated 10-15% of Americans are allergic to pet dander. Pet dander can easily become airborne and it will accumulate on the surfaces of furniture and flooring. Common pet allergy symptoms include: sneezing, watery eyes, rashes, and general respiratory discomfort.”

Gauge Impurities

Air purifier technology has become so advanced, there are now air sensors to gauge impurities found throughout your indoor air. This offers you real time information that can allow you to adjust the strength and location of your air purifier. 

According to Vinny Lobdell, global president of Intellipure as reported by Well and Good, 

“Previously, you would have had to spend hundreds of dollars for a single reading from an indoor air quality expert equipped with a handheld laser particle counter to measure the air quality in your home, Now, you can buy a sensor for less than $200 and connect it right to your smartphone to know the quality of the air in your home at all times.”

Odor Control

Masking indoor home odors with constant plug in devices, sprays, candles or other contraptions can only increase indoor air pollution. These products spew synthetic VOC’s into the air tricking you into thinking you’re surrounded by sweet smelling natural scents. 

An air purifier is the only way to clean lingering odors that could otherwise embed in home furniture, curtains, carpets and even clothing. 

Cardio Health

Your heart struggles enough with the onslaught of outdoor pollutants. An air purifier may help reduce that struggle indoors. A study conducted by Chinese researchers published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that, 

“On average, air purification resulted in a 57% reduction in PM2.5 [fine particulate matter] concentration, [] within hours of operation. Air purification was significantly associated with decreases in geometric means of several circulating inflammatory and thrombogenic [blood clotting] biomarkers [],. Furthermore, systolic, diastolic BP [blood pressure] and fractional exhaled nitrous oxide were significantly decreased [], respectively…This intervention study demonstrated clear cardiopulmonary benefits of indoor air purification among young, healthy adults in a Chinese city with severe ambient particulate air pollution.”

These 6 benefits of using an indoor air purifier are a small example of the many ways this simple tool can enhance your health. Try one in your home to see if your health and living space significantly improves.