Asthma Sufferers Can Get ReliefWritten by Duncan under Air Purifiers, General, Humidifiers | No Comments
If you are suffering from asthma, it’s generally agreed that air quality is of paramount importance in alleviating those symptoms. The use of an air purifier can really improve the cleanliness of the air you breathe and in turn help control or even prevent the symptoms altogether. In many cases, allergic reactions to the environment can be controlled and even prevented by using an air purifier. Improving the quality of indoor air is one of the most effective ways to prevent the symptoms of asthma since most allergens are airborne. A range of air purifiers is available including units that remove airborne particles with filters, incinerate pollutants with high temperatures or sterilise the air with plasma, ionisation, ozone or UV light.
Low cost slimline units tend to use a HEPA filter to remove airborne particles such as dust, dirt, pollen, animal dander and mould spores. HEPA filters will remove 99.97% of micro particles up to 0.03 microns (the tip of a single hair is) 70-100 microns. Some feature a built in ioniser that replaces negative ions destroyed by pollution and electronic equipment making the air feel even cleaner and fresher.
Most people who suffer from asthma or allergies notice a reduction in symptoms when they begin using an air purifier, although they still require the occasional use of an inhaler or whatever medication they’ve been prescribed. Using an air purifier as well as a humidifier is a good idea during the winter time (with the proviso of making sure the units are regularly cleaned) as when it’s cold, you rarely let any outside air inside the house by opening windows or doors and this can create a haven for allergens.
Asthma and allergy sufferers ideally should not keep pets, but if you must then remove all carpeting if possible and keep bedding, curtains, blinds and sofa surfaces dust free and hair free. Don’t allow the pet to spend time in the room where you sleep and always keep a humidifier in the home to help reduce the amount of pet dander and dust in the air.