Medical experts recognize health benefits of clean indoor air
Contact: Nikki Krueger
Madison, Wis. (October 1, 2007) - Stuffy. Sneezy. Just plain uncomfortable. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, over 40 million people throughout the country suffer from indoor allergies 365 days a year. These indoor allergies occur when allergens that are commonly found indoors (pet dander, dust mites, mold spores) are inhaled into the nose and the lungs causing allergic reactions. For most individuals, relief can’t come fast enough when respiratory health is an issue. Yet, evaluating the air inside a home is a crucial but often overlooked step in maintaining a healthy living environment.
The medical community is recognizing the paramount importance of clean indoor air to a healthy home and honing in on the benefits of whole-home air cleaning as part of an integrated approach to respiratory wellness and allergy related issues. Leading the charge for this consumer education initiative are two esteemed medical professionals, an allergist and internist, who will help communicate the health benefits of clean indoor air.
"Because so much of our time is spent indoors, it is vital that we are aware of the invisible pollutants and indoor allergens that are present in our homes, and how poor indoor air quality can potentially impact respiratory health," notes Dr. Clifford Bassett, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the Long Island College Hospital, board-certified allergist/immunologist, and Medical Director of Allergy and Asthma Care of New York.
Whole-home air cleaners permanently trap the airborne contaminants that can aggravate health and allergy and asthma symptoms, and are installed by a professional for an affordable price. A popular model is the Aprilaire 5000, which achieves 99 percent efficiency against airborne particles in a recent standard industry test. The Aprilaire Model 5000 captures and kills virtually all contaminants including those that most affect personal health viruses, bacteria, spores and allergens. The captured particles are permanently trapped and killed with absolutely no chance of being reintroduced into the air stream and back into the home.
According to Dr. Doron Schneider, practicing Internist and Deputy Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, Pa., "My patients spend time in every nook of their homes, so a system that’s part of a central HVAC system and silently moves clean air throughout every room is ideal."
To learn more about the benefits of whole-home air cleaners and to determine which air cleaner is best for your home, visit www.aprilaire.com.