Indoor air quality (IAQ)
IAQ is a term that is used to define the quality of air indoors and around buildings and structures. It is related to the health and comfort of building occupants and is, thus, a point of focus for the air purifier manufacturers.
Common causes of poor indoor air quality
- Second-hand smoke: Passive smoking is a major contributor to the poor air quality indoors. There’s a gaseous and a particulate phase of second-hand smoke with particular hazards arising from levels of carbon monoxide and small particulates (at PM2.5 size) which get past the lung's natural defenses.
- Molds: Moisture induced growth of mold colonies is one of the prime reasons of biological chemicals developing in a home. The allergenic properties of the spore cell wall are the cause of episodes in persons who have asthma.
- Miscellaneous: Carbon Dioxide, carbon monoxide, volatile organic compounds and radon are other forms of hazardous materials that can cause poor indoor air quality.
How do you solve the indoor air quality problems?
It is believed that houseplants together with the medium in which they are grown can reduce components of indoor air pollution, particularly volatile organic compounds (VOC) such as benzene, toluene, and xylene. But the quantitative impact of houseplants is too small to cause substantial improvements.
An intelligent solution would be to turn to smoke removing air purifiers, especially for people that suffer from asthma or allergies. One of the common reasons for their widespread use is that they assist in getting rid of second-hand smoke which helps if you share your space with a smoker. Air purifiers with HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filters aid in cleansing the circulated air to prevent any harmful effects. In addition to the cigarette smoke, HEPA filters can fight dust, pollen, pet dander and almost all pollutants present in the air.
Air purifiers with ionizers
Air ionizers are used to eliminate the occurrence of airborne bacterial infections and to remove particles from the air. Airborne particles are attracted to the electrode that leaves the air free of any harmful particulates and, thus, purifying the air. Smoke ionizer air cleaner is relatively more preferred where the particulate content of the air is higher as compared to other places.
Author’s Bio : The author is an avid blogger. This article is about the benefits of smoke removing air purifiers to fight poor indoor air quality.
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