Dr Russ Blog - A HEPA Filter Might Be Good For You
A HEPA Filter Might Be Good For You
Created on 7/5/2011
Plenty of people talk about outdoor air quality and concerns over air pollution -and for good reason - but what about indoor air quality? Experts are concerned that the constant recycling of air within our homes and workplaces creates stale air that has picked up all kinds of things -
that we then breathe in.
Most businesses have started to pay attention to indoor air quality by installing high quality air filtration systems.
What to do at home?
Pick up a HEPA filter. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air, and this kind of air filter is extremely effective at removing matter that could be harmful to your nasal and sinus passages, and your heart and lungs.
There are, of course, plenty of other air filters on the market. Some are good, others just okay, but a few might be harmful to our health as they add charged particles to the air we breathe. Based on the available data I prefer a good HEPA filter.
You don't have to spend a lot of money - simply place a small HEPA filter in the room you spend the most time in - your bedroom. You might even be able to find a portable unit to keep the air clean in your home if you spend a lot of time in more than one room.
Do you really have to install an air filter in your home? No.
Is is a good idea? Absolutely - protecting ourselves from environmental toxins, including those in the air, can help keep us healthy. And in this regard, a HEPA filter seems best. They are also widely available.
So breathe deep the clean air in your home, and be well.
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