What The Experts Say



Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

-World Health Organization




Ninety-five percent of the families who participated in a recent clinical trial were so impressed with how well HEPAir X100 worked and how much better their children felt that they decided to keep the unit at the conclusion of the study.

-Larry Wetzel, P.E., Chairman of HEPAir X100 manufacturer, Air Innovations




Acceptable indoor air quality is “air in which there are no known contaminants at harmful concentrations and with which a substantial majority (usually 80%) of the people exposed do not express dissatisfaction.

-American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)




Asthmatic children would be most responsive to daily changes in ambient air pollution.

-Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 10, October 2010




In the U.S., the prevalence of asthma is approximately 7% among adults and 9% among children.
 

-Pediatrics, 123:S131-S145




There is a positive association between formaldehyde levels and childhood asthma.

-Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 3, March 2010




Outdoor air pollution not only exacerbates asthma but also may be associated with development of new disease.

-Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 2, February 2010




Higher exposure to ambient air pollution in early life was associated with elevated risks.

-Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 2, February 2010




Early childhood exposure to air pollutants plays a role in development of asthma.

-Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 118, No. 2, February 2010




In 2000, the cost of asthma-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and lost earnings totaled $12.7 billion.

-The Health Economics of Asthma and Rhinitis




Asthma is the cause of approximately 10 million school absences per year, over 12 million physician visits, 1.9 million emergency department visits and approximately 465,000 hospitalizations per year.

-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




From 1980 to 1994, asthma increased 75% with a 160% increase for children 0 to 4 years of age.

-National Center for Health Statistics




In 2007, 34 million people – or 1 in 9 Americans – had been diagnosed with asthma during their lifetimes. Of that 34 million, 12.3 million had experienced an asthma attack in the previous year.

-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Asthma costs the United States more than $30 billion every year. These costs include the direct expenditure of treating asthma.

-Journal of Asthma, 2009:461, 73-80




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.

-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.

-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency




Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is critical to maintaining good health.

-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency




Ventilation is needed to provide oxygen for metabolism and to dilute metabolic pollutants (carbon dioxide and odors). Good ventilation is a major contributor of the health and comfort of building occupants.

-Air Infiltration and Ventilation Centre (Canada)




If your patients suffer from asthma or allergies, indoor air quality is a key factor in managing their health.

-National Jewish Health




Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers than can cause an attack. You must also remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse.

-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention




Home-based multi-trigger, multi-component interventions for children and adolescents with asthma are recommended based on evidence of their effectiveness in improving overall quality of life and productivity, specifically: decreasing asthma symptoms, and reducing the number of school days missed due to asthma.

-U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Task Force on Community Preventive Services




The burden that childhood asthma places on our society is enormous. Taking practical steps can achieve long-term benefits in the form of better quality of life, fewer emergency room visits and lower healthcare costs.

-National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases




Airborne infectious disease transmission can be reduced using dilution-ventilation, specific in-room flow regimes, room pressure differentials, personalized and source capture ventilation, filtration and ultraviolet light.

-American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers