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Issue 48: Pollution-Packed Homes

This pretty much goes without saying, but air quality affects everyone. And while we all know it is difficult to try to moderate the condition of outdoor air, luckily there are options when it comes to indoor air quality.But did you know that indoor air often contains higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air does? It’s true. The good news is that there are steps you can take to reduce indoor air pollution—and Healthy Perceptions, an Extraordinary Health partner, can help.

You may be wondering how the air in our homes and other buildings can be so bad for us. Part of the reason for this is that over the years, buildings have been made more airtight to conserve energy. Several methods have been used to keep the hot or cool air from escaping:  installing storm windows and insulation; applying caulk and weather-stripping to seal cracks and other openings, etc.  Add to that our use of chemicals, cleaning products, and pesticides, as well as tracking in of outside microorganisms and we have summarily assisted in our indoor air pollution. 

Past EPA studies have found that pollutant levels inside a building can be two to five times higher than that of the outdoors, while some activities can drive the indoor pollution levels to be much higher than that.

On average, people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors, with 65 percent of that at home. We go from home to our cars, to work, to stores, to movies, and more.  It is easy to see that we spend most of our time indoors; that is why good air quality is a must—especially during cold and flu season when the cold weather drives us indoors and viruses can, unfortunately, join us there.

One of the major classes of air pollutants lurking in the home and other buildings can result from biological contaminants such as bacteria, mold, viruses, mildew, animal dander, dust mites, cockroaches, and pollen.

A solution to the indoor air pollution problem is to get and use an air purifier; air purifiers are very affordable, and definitely work to reduce or remove molds, yeasts, and other microorganisms and contaminants in the indoor air we breathe.

With cold and flu season in full swing as well as the consistent presence of allergens, wouldn’t it be a good idea to purify your air?

According to Healthy Perceptions, their Aclare Air Purifier and its photocatalytic ionization technology reduces mold, bacteria, dust mites, pollen, and smoke—and can be used in the home, work environment, hotel rooms and on vacation, as well as in recreational vehicles.

Now you can breathe in fresh, healthy air no matter where you are or what kind of contaminants might be lurking in your air this fall and winter.

You can check out Healthy Perceptions' Aclare Air Purifier by clicking here. If you purchase Healthy Perceptions' air purifier, you will receive a water pitcher for FREE. Just mention EXTRAORDINARY HEALTH.   


This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.

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