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stethescopeAlthough just one of many factors of health, air plays a key role in everything we do. Increasingly, research is showing that clean air may have consequences for the rest of our life as well.

Air Quality and Your Health

Common medical conditions linked to air quality include:

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Chemical Sensitivity
  • Cancer, liver, kidney and central nervous system damage as a result of prolonged chemical exposure
  • Cardiovascular health

HEPA Air Purifiers and Heart Health

According to a study published by researchers at the University of Copenhagen's Institute of Public Health, just two days of exposure to HEPA filters in the home resulted in a significant, positive effect on a key measure of cardiovascular health among 21 nonsmoking couples ages 60 to 75. Using a finger sensor to measure the function of small blood vessels in participants, the researchers found that reducing airborne particles resulted in an 8% improvement in micro-vascular function - the ability of small arteries to relax when blood is flowing through them. Poor function is associated with increased risk of heart attacks. Read full article