October is Healthy Lung Awareness Month
We all know it’s incredibly important to take care of our lungs all year round. However, October is set aside to bring awareness to the many different types of lung diseases and to promote a healthy lung lifestyle.
Often times, we focus on harsh outdoor pollutions as the primary contributor to lung diseases. But did you know, your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) can exacerbate some serious conditions including infections, lung diseases, asthma, and heart disease as well?
TOP FIVE IAQ CONCERNS FOR HOMEOWNERS
PATHOGENS AND BIOLOGICALS
Bacteria, viruses, fungi, other microorganisms, and their associated toxins.
VOCS AND CHEMICALS
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals.
Microscopic solids or liquid droplets that are so small that they can be inhaled and cause serious health problems.
RADON, CARBON MONOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE
Colorless, odorless, gases that can permeate homes, leading to serious illness or death.
AIR TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE
When the temperature and relative humidity is too high or too low, it can cause health problems and discomfort.
Dehumidifiers can improve your health and protect your lungs
The health and well-being of your family are paramount and the role that moisture plays in IAQ can have a major impact.
The most recognized and effective solutions to address these health issues include moisture control and ventilation. Ultra Series Whole-Home Ventilating Dehumidifiers greatly reduce the risks of these serious health issues through superior filtration, fresh air ventilation, and dedicated dehumidification.
Don’t forget to talk to your healthcare provider if you are worried that something in your home, school, or work may be making you sick.
Fifty percent of the air in the upper levels of your home comes from the basement or crawl space. Both contain high levels of moisture that cause musty odors, mold spores, mildew, bacteria, and dust mites. Damp air in these areas may also damage the structure of your home and stored items. According to experts, controlling humidity inside the home is essential for comfort, reduced health risks, and property protection.
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