If you suffer from asthma, you understand the necessity of good air quality
better than most other people. Because of generally poor air quality, the number
of people affected by asthma is growing in alarming proportions. Allergic asthma
is triggered by any allergic sensitivity you may have to a particular
contaminant in the air, but instead of the usual eye and nose symptoms, you will
also feel constriction in your airways. An asthma attack can range in severity,
so you may simply feel short of breath or you may feel unable to breathe
Most likely, if you have developed asthma, your children will also have the
potential to be affected. There is a genetic aspect to asthma and allergies that
makes it very possible that other family members will build up a sensitization
to allergens and from constant allergic reactions develop asthma.
Did you know:
- Nearly half (44%) of all asthma hospitalizations are for children.
- Asthma is the third-ranking cause of hospitalization for children.
- Asthma is the #1 cause of school absenteeism among children accounting
for more than 14 million total missed days of school.
- Since 1980, the number of deaths relating to asthma has risen
dramatically: Each day 11 Americans die from asthma. There are more than
4000 deaths due to asthma each year, many of which are avoidable with proper
treatment and care. In addition, asthma is indicated as a contributing
factor for nearly 7000 other deaths each year.
- Since 1980 asthma death rates overall have increased more than 50% among
all genders, age groups and ethnic groups. The death rate for children under
19 years old has increased by nearly 80% percent since 1980.
You could rely entirely on medications, though usually it is in-between doses
that attacks happen. Once you start to reach for an inhaler, your airways
have already begun to become constricted. Why not prevent an attack before it
The first step in building up a method of defense against asthma attacks is
to remove the particles and fumes from the air you inhale. Just think, If you
didn't have these irritants floating around your home, your lungs wouldn't
strain for oxygen.
Caution: As a person with asthma, you already have a respiratory
system that is less than optimal. As a result, I would strongly
suggest you stay away from air purifiers that emit ozone.
My top choices for non-ozone air purifiers are the IQAir Air Purifiers and the Dynamic Air
Cleaners. The IQAir Air Purifiers are available in room units and provide the ultimate in clean air. The Dynamic Air Cleaners are available in both room units and whole home central HVAC units.
Not sure which is right for you?
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