The Clean Indoor Air Alliance
The Importance of Clean Air In
How do I improve the air in
How Healthy or Hazardous is
the Air in my Home?
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More people suffer today from respiratory diseases and complications than at any
other time. The two most prevalent respiratory problems people face are
and asthma. Almost everyone struggles with one of these ailments or knows
- For allergy sufferers, there simply is no way to escape allergens. These
exist in every corner of North America. And they can easily and
into your home.
- For asthma sufferers, you are not alone in dealing with your troubles.
to the National Center for Health Statistics, over 7.6 million children
over 12.7 million young adults (18-44) suffer from asthma. It's a
that can affect every aspect of your life, and over 5,000 people die
from it each
With homes that retain air better than ever, both allergy and asthma
being tortured. In their own residences, they're being subjected to fungi,
and dust mites. All of these can trigger asthmatic or allergic attacks.
and people with allergies have other predators in their home to worry about
Chemicals and toxins seep from the everyday items in your home. They include
carpet, drapes, paint, couches, and more! If the vapors from these
items are not circulated out of your home, they will routinely torment
allergies and asthma. In fact, according to the World Health Organization
and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the less people
to these irritants and other environmental allergens, the less likely they
develop and suffer from asthma.
The air ducts in your home are the perfect hiding spot for mold, dust mites,
and fungi. These pollutants terrorize allergy and asthma sufferers.
Understanding your pollution resistance with the "bucket
Here's an illustration that will help you understand the benefits of a clean
environment. Filling a bucket faster than it can drain causes the bucket to
If the bucket is your body and the drain is your immune system, the overflow
your reaction to the pollutants.
When you turn the faucet down, your immune system gains the strength needed
incoming pollutants. A cleaner indoor air system gives your body time to
to outdoor pollution and pollution in other environments. What's the result?
get fewer colds, flues, and allergic and asthmatic reactions.