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!