Sunday, August 28, 2011

What Can Contaminated Air Do To You?

What can happen when you inhale contaminated air? You can suffer from one or many of the following side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Hay Fever
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Sinus Infections
  • Ear Infections
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory Infections
These side effects can lead to long term illnesses that can have a huge effect on your health and life span. Protect yourselves, your family, and/or your employees with an air purification system from Air Purifying Systems and Solutions!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Air Contaminants - Lead

Found naturally in the environment, as well as in man-made products, Lead is a typical air contaminant.

One of the largest sources of lead in the air is from fuels from vehicles on the road. Since strict emissions requirements were put into effect my the EPA, the amount of lead in the air has decreased significantly since 1980 but is still part of why the air we breathe is contaminated today.

Lead can also be deposited into our soil from the air and can find itself in our drinking water supply. This can affect growth of plants, health of animal and the general state of the ecosystem.

Lead is also extremely harmful to the human body, causing neurological defects in children, negatively affecting kidneys, the immune system and has even been linked to behavioral problems, learning deficits and lowered IQ in young children.

Do what you can to keep your air clean. Get started by contact us at Air Purifying Systems & Solutions.

Source: EPA

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Help for Asthmatic Children

The ideal situation for children with asthma (or any children, for that matter) is to live in a smoke-free home. Unfortunately this still is not a reality. Recent studies show that having and air purifying system in the home can help to lessen the effects of second hand smoke.

One specific study, funded by John's Hopkins University, took place in Baltimore, where 115 inner-city children who suffer from asthma and live with a smoker were given HEPA air purifiers. One third of the homes received air cleaners for the living room and child's bedroom. Another third received the same devices as well as educational courses with a nurse on the dangers of secondhand smoke. The last third were the control group, only receiving the air cleaners at the end of the study.

Over the course of the six month study, children with air cleaners showed great improvements in wheezing, coughing and other symptoms they had previously displayed. The results added up to an entire month with no symptoms at all. Though these improvements speak wonders about air cleaners and purifiers, they are no substitute for a smoke free environment.

To get started with an air purifier in your home, call Air Purifying Systems & Solutions today!

Source: Reuters

Sunday, August 7, 2011

NASA Works to Improve Air Quality

Throughout the month of July, NASA, working with planes, weather balloons and ground stations, has been gathering information on how pollutants such as ozone and particles are reacting in our atmosphere.

The short-term goal of NASA's research is to learn more about these pollutants, where the come from and where they travel. Long0-term goals include being able to monitor the level of air pollutions hour-by-hour by satellite. This type of research can help the Environmental Protection Agency and other parts of government enforce air quality standards.

To gather research, NASA has chosen to fly over the skies of the Baltimore-Washington area, an area with extremely polluted air.

One reason NASA picked the Baltimore-Washington traffic corridor to fly over is that it's a particularly bad place to inhale. Maryland is known for frequently violating the national ambient air quality standard for both ozone and for particulate matter. While air conditions have improved over the years, there are still millions of Americans living in places that fail to meet EPA air quality standards.

NASA is hoping to continue this research in an effort to improve air quality world-wide!

Remember that taking steps to improve the air quality in your own home or business is as simple as phone call to Air Purifying Systems and Solutions!

Source: NPR