The air inside your home or office could be 2 to 5 times more polluted than the air outside.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental risks to public health.
Because you want to live in a healthy environment and you care about your health! Common air pollutants found in our homes are:
One cubic meter of air can contain up to 15,000 flu viruses.
- Airborne dust
One ounce of dust contains nearly 42,000 living dust mites. Each mite expels 20 fecal pellets every day into the air you breathe. They are mostly found in fabric furniture, your t-shirt or even your bed!
Over 20% of Canadians suffer from allergies. More than 3 million Canadians suffer from respiratory diseases. Respiratory diseases, which include asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis, are the third leading cause of death in Canada.
- Workplace Chemicals (e.g., ink)
Odours from markers, glue, liquid correctors, photocopier ink and other chemicals can emit fumes at room temperature and over time cause symptoms similar to those caused by inhaling formaldehyde. Activated carbon purifiers help eliminate this type of pollutant.
-Cigarette smoke and odors from household products
Women and men exposed to large amounts of smoke in a closed environment are 2 to 3 times more likely to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Activated charcoal purifiers again help to remove this type of pollutant.
- Pet dander
Dog and cat dander can be found in every Canadian home. Short-haired or hairless animals contribute as much to indoor air pollution as long-haired animals. There is no such thing as a non-allergenic dog or cat. You need a purifier with an effective HEPA filter to get rid of pet dander as much as possible.