Breathing Dirty Air Leads to...Death?

Heart attacks, strokes, respiratory illness, cardiovascular disease… It’s hard to imagine that dirty air could be one source for such different sicknesses. However, both the National Resources Defense Council (NRDV) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are focusing on a single culprit: Air pollution.

The Numbers

The NRDC has established that roughly 64,000 Americans die each year from air pollution, while the WHO reports over 3 million fatalities annually. For anyone with family or friends suffering from the illnesses above, those numbers are not just scary – they are horrifying.

The “Dirty Air” Solution

A one-stop solution has yet to be found, but experts agree that there are precautions that can be taken to reduce dirty air and the effects of pollution. Air purifiers, clean fuel sources, tuned cars and cars that use natural gas or electricity can all reduce pollution exposure. Do what you can to reduce indoor pollutants – no indoor smoking, use air-friendly cleaning supplies and keep pets groomed. Invest in high quality filters for your home comfort system. Also, get an indoor air survey from a professional.

Your home may benefit from one of these products:

Air Filtration Products – Remove impurities such as pollen, mold and pet dander that aggravate allergies.
Humidifiers – Proper humidity for personal comfort, to protect furniture and wood floors, and reduce static electricity that damages electronics.
Fresh Air Ventilators – Remove cooking, pet and chemical odors by sending them to the outdoors.
Ultra Violet Lights – Kill airborne microbial growth of mold, bacteria and viruses throughout your home, ductwork and cooling coils.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors – Protect your family from this silent killer.
Duct Cleaning – Ventilation systems are often the biggest culprit in poor indoor air quality.

Please call us or visit our website for more information on Indoor Air Quality.

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