The Importance of Indoor Air Quality on Human Health and Performance
Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical to maintaining good health. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources, and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home.” http://www.epa.gov/region1/communities/indoorair.html
According to the American Lung Association, “clean air is an important health concern for all of us. But when you have asthma, air quality indoors and out can make all the difference in the world. An asthma “trigger” is anything that causes symptoms making it difficult to breathe. While an asthma trigger can be many things, from exercise, extreme temperatures, to even stress, some of the most common triggers are impurities in the air. Ventilation is a very important step to keep the air quality indoors as clean as possible. Fresh air needs to come indoors while dirty indoor air needs to go outside. Keep humidity levels below 50 percent.” http://www.lung.org/about-us/our-impact/top-stories/making-the-connection-asthma-air-quality-2014.html
According to The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, “When we think of air pollution, we usually associate it with outdoor air. But with the growing epidemic of asthma in the United States in the last 20 years, especially among infants and children who spend most of their time inside, much attention has been given to indoor air. In fact, in 1990 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air pollution as "a high priority public health risk.
The EPA recommends three strategies for reducing indoor air pollution:
- Controlling sources of pollution
- Ventilating adequately
- Cleaning indoor air
Before you make any changes to your indoor home environment or purchase any air cleaner products, make sure to speak with a doctor who knows your personal medical history and current condition. Although the EPA recommends air filtration, controlling the sources of allergy-causing pollution and ventilation are more important.
HEPAir X100 air cleaning and conditioning system is designed to address these very issues. It is the only room air cleaner that incorporates HEPA filtration and ventilation in one package, along with heating, air conditioning and dehumidification to maintain ideal room conditions.