For many families, having an air purifier is more of a luxury than a necessity. Something to keep the air relatively clean, but not something that could make a huge impact in the health of your family. Well, we’re here to tell those folks that adding a HEPA air purifier can not only make drastic improvements to your breathing immediately, but have strong, long-term impacts on the respiratory health of your children.
HEPA Air Purifiers for Children
Before settling on an inferior air purifier or possibly one that is actually hurting your children’s lungs, read these five reasons all children will benefit from having a HEPA air purifier in their home.
1) Children Have Increased Air Intake
Children and infants naturally breath 50% more air per pound than adults. Additionally, people spend nearly 90% of their days indoors and 65% percent of that time in their home.
That being said, if the air quality in our home is filled with air pollutants like pet dander and airborne allergens like pollen, our health is in question as a result – especially children. However, concerned parents can counter those increased intakes of airborne allergens and pollutants, by removing them altogether with a HEPA Air Purifier. Depending on the unit, our high-performance air purifiers remove 98% to 99.98% of all harmful airborne particulates.
2) Air Ionizers Are Bad For Health
The main component of smog is ozone. The main component of Air Ionizers (electrostatic air purifiers or filterless air purifiers) is ozone. Yet, despite the clear correlation between ozone and the negative effects on our respiratory system, Air Ionizers – a cheap alternative to HEPA air purifiers that claim to remove odors and clean indoor air – actually still include ozone in spite of the adverse health affects.
So, any family who is trying to save a few bucks by using an Air Ionizer in their kid’s bedroom for health reasons are actually damaging the lungs of their children.
To counter the issue, remove the Ionizer and replace the unit with any of our HEPA air purifiers – which will immediately start removing the ozone from the area and cleaning the air altogether.
3) Children Have Increased Chemical Intake
Aside from ozone, there are plenty of other chemicals polluting the air. Although we can’t see many of them, they’re immediately spread throughout the air via cleaning products, garden sprays, glues, decorative cosmetics and numerous other commonly-used household products as well as furniture and carpeting. Because children have a higher air intake, they absorb those chemicals quicker – and infants under the age of one are even more sensitive.
The best air purifier to effectively adsorb chemicals from the air is the Oransi Erik Multi-Carbon air purifier.
4) Children Are More Susceptible To Second-Hand Smoke
Although most parents keep their smoking habits outside the house, second-hand smoke can still resonate indoors and harm children’s health. Whether that tobacco smoke is lingering off clothing or filtering in through the windows, second-hand smoke can still have a strong negative impact on children’s health. Because of their higher air intake levels, kids who inhale second-hand smoke are more likely to develop asthma and future asthma attacks. Additionally, children who commonly inhale second-hand smoke have a better chance of developing bronchitis, pneumonia and other lung diseases.
To ensure second-hand smoke doesn’t linger into the lungs of your children, add any of our Air Purifiers For Smoke into your house or children’s bedroom and alleviate the concern immediately.
5) Environmental Concerns
Depending on where many families live, proximity to highways or major roads is a legitimate concern for children’s health. The American Lung Association says traffic pollution causes asthma attacks in children and could potentially cause numerous other health defects, such as: the onset of childhood asthma, impaired lung function, premature death and death from cardiovascular diseases. Long-term affects can lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Moreso, the number of people living next to a busy road may include 35 to 45 percent of North America’s population.
If you’re currently living near a major thoroughfare and looking to counter those inflated pollution levels before they affect your kids, add any of our smoke-eating air purifiers, such as our Max air purifier, Erik Multi-Carbon air purifier or the Erik Ultra Plus air purifier.
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