Does Your Indoor Air Quality Suck?
Does Your Indoor Air Quality Suck?
If your home or office is feeling stuffy, if you wake up with a sore throat every morning, or if just walking into the room makes you sneeze, it might be time to improve the quality of your air.
It’s a more common problem than you might think! With so much more air quality data than ever before it’s easy to see how much particle pollution is really out there.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
Americans, on average, spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors,1 where the concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than typical outdoor concentrations.2
It’s not a mystery that airborne pollutants make us feel sick, and often sluggish.
Some health effects may show up shortly after a single exposure or repeated exposures to a pollutant. These include irritation of the eyes, nose, and throat, headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable.
Even minor irritation from daily exposure to pollutants can have a wider range of effects than you realize!
Researchers also have been investigating the relationship between indoor air quality and important issues not traditionally thought of as related to health, such as student performance in the classroom and productivity in occupational settings.10
Why put up with all the negative effects of bad air quality when it’s so easy to improve?
Here’s a simple breakdown of three ways you can easily improve your air quality:
1. Unhealthy Air Making You Sick? Get a HEPA Air Filter
Not sure what a HEPA filter is, exactly? We got you covered. The EPA lays it out like this:
HEPA is a type of pleated mechanical air filter. It is an acronym for “high efficiency particulate air [filter]” (as officially defined by the U.S. Dept. of Energy). This type of air filter can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm)
The Pur Oxygen Portable Air Purifier with HEPA Charcoal Filter is the perfect portable air purifier for your home, office, or car. This portable air filter is the most convenient way to keep your air as germ free as possible.
You’re especially vulnerable to air pollutants on the road. There is an overwhelming number of sources of pollution during your commute. These include but are not limited to emissions from other vehicles, manufacturing/factory discharge, asphalt gases, and pollen.
The easiest solution to this problem is to plug in the Pur Oxygen Portable Air Purifier to a USB outlet, rest it in your cup holder, and let it do all the work of keeping your lungs and sinuses happy.
With this high-efficiency air purifier protecting your car, you can breathe clean, healthy air wherever you go.
2. Dry Air Got You Down? Get a Cool Mist Humidifier.
The Mayo Clinic has some great things to say about the potential benefits of cool mist humidifiers.
Dry sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips — humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. In addition, cool-mist humidifiers may help ease symptoms of a cold or other respiratory condition.
With the Pur-Micro Cool Mist Humidifier you never need to worry about dry air again. There’s no need to bother lugging around a water tank that needs cleaning every few days when you have this easy portable humidifier option. Small but mighty, this portable humidifier will change the humidity level around you by releasing cool, clean water vapor into the air.
It can be hard to choose what type of humidifier is right for you. there are ultrasonic humidifiers, impeller humidifiers, evaporative humidifiers, warm mist humidifiers, and cool mist humidifiers. You can rest easy knowing that the Pur-Micro Cool Mist Humidifier is one of the best and safest on the market. It’s conveniently portable and easy to use. Just screw on the humidifier cap to any water bottle and you’re good to go. With a convenient USB plug, you can take this humidifier in the car or office with no fuss.
3. Need a Mood Boost? Aromatherapy May Be the Way to Go.
Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years across several civilizations. This traditional practice is still popular today, and is often used by practitioners of alternative medicine.
According to the Mayo Clinic:
Research on the effectiveness of aromatherapy — the therapeutic use of essential oils extracted from plants — is limited.
However, some studies have shown that aromatherapy might have health benefits, including:
Relief from anxiety and depression
Improved quality of life, particularly for people with chronic health conditions
The Pur Well Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser is designed to combine the benefits of pleasing fragrances, and sculptural beauty with seven changing mood lights to create an atmosphere you can truly relax in no matter where you are. It also offers several convenient features such as four timer settings, automatic shut off, and a large capacity so that you aren’t running to refill the water reservoir every couple of hours. The Pur-Micro Cool Mist Humidifier is pure enrichment for your environment!
With so many options out there for different essential oils and carrier oils, you may be asking yourself where you should start.
Lavender essential oils are not only popular for their soothing scent but also for the health benefits they are thought to offer.
Smaller studies suggest that aromatherapy with lavender oil may help:
Reduce pain for people with osteoarthritis of the knee
Improve quality of life for people with dementia
Reduce pain for people with kidney stones