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Dr. Jeff Bennert, PhD, BCND

By: Dr. Jeff Bennert, PhD, BCND on July 30th, 2020

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The Importance of IAQ in the Recovery

Household | Virus | Recovery

People are spending more time indoors and at home. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues in varying degrees worldwide and locally, indoor air quality (IAQ) is important to keep in mind. Families are together in an enclosed space for most of the hours of the day and night. How good is the air you’re breathing?

The quality of your indoor air impacts health and could impact your ability to recover from various illnesses, including viruses and perhaps even ones such as COVID-19. 

Here’s what we know:

  • Maintaining a strong immune system is vital to fight off this coronavirus and other viruses and bacteria
  • Constant exposure to pathogens in the air can exacerbate health problems
  • Chemicals and other toxins have a negative impact on health

Poor IAQ leads to all kinds of health issues, including respiratory issues and even skin issues. Allergic responses and increased congestion are the opposite of what you want as you steel yourself to fight COVID-19 and other illnesses.

Here’s what else we know:

  • Air purifiers support health and immunity
  • Air filters in the home can eliminate allergens and mold spores
  • Home air filters can kill bacteria and deactivate viruses

If you’re concerned about your cooped up family, go here to learn more about investing in the right air purifier for your home.

Read on to learn more about indoor air quality and how this could be impacting your family’s health and wellness.

How is the Air Quality in Your Home?

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) explains that indoor pollutants pose a health risk. They agree with other experts that symptoms escalate the longer someone is exposed to poor indoor air quality. Observe your family. Do you or they suffer frequently from:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritated eyes, nose or throat
  • Congestion

Even if these symptoms can be treated, the goal is to get to the underlying cause.

Measuring Indoor Air Quality

It’s evident that IAQ is important for your family’s health. If you are regularly inhaling volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful particulates like dust, pet dander and even mold spores, it could make you more susceptible to sickness. This isn’t a chance you should take, especially in these uncertain times. For the sake of the adults, children and even pets in your home, it’s important that you make every effort to have the cleanest, healthiest home environment.

Testing the indoor air in your home isn’t difficult. Amazon or Google can lead you to affordable air quality tests making it simple and easy to capture, incubate and measure a sample directly from your home and in your home. This will help you understand what you’re dealing with and whether certain contaminants are present in the air in your home.

 

 

“This picture is a great testimony to your product. I had no idea how bad my air was until I did the test. It’s nice to know that I am breathing clean air now and feel much better knowing that my 3 kids are breathing good air as well. It’s small enough that we move this to different rooms at night when someone has a cold or the flu to kill the bacteria and hopefully not spread the sickness to others in our house. It gives us great piece of mind. I just ordered the mini air oasis for my office. Thank you for the great product – it really does work!”

– Bob D.

How to Improve the Air Quality in Your Home

There are several ways you can address the air quality in your home. These include:

  • Regularly changing your air conditioning filter
  • Changing other filters in your house
  • Cleaning air ducts and vents
  • Using bathroom fans and cooking vents
  • Cleaning all textiles (rugs, carpets, drapes, bedding)
  • Buying indoor plants

These important steps can reduce a lot of the common culprits for irritation. They will work moderately well. However, if you want to genuinely move the needle on your indoor air quality, you need an air purifier for your house.

Air Purifiers for Better IAQ

There are many kinds of revolutionary technology that have made portable air purifiers sleeker, lighter, quieter and more effective than ever. Air Oasis leads the way in leveraging some of the most powerful technologies to improve indoor air quality. Our patented technologies use multiple processes—including things like air ionization and UV light—to help your family breathe easier. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. We have done the research and all of the home air purifiers you can buy from us have been lab-tested with outstanding results.

Buy an air purifier for your whole home or for individual rooms. Our clients notice an immediate difference in the feel and even smell of their homes. You’ll notice the difference as well. 

“I live in Southeastern North Carolina. I have bought two of your units for my house. I have had astounding results regarding me and my children’s congestion/respiratory issues. After a month of placing one of your 1000 and 3000s in the house, everyone sleeps much better. The air in the house clearly has a much better quality.”

– Chris C., Leland, NC

Shopping for other kinds of indoor spaces? Tap each of the below to learn more about the different indoor spaces that can benefit from an air purifier:

Click here to shop online for an Air Oasis air purifier.