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Quality of Air, Life and Health

Boy in doctors outfit using a stethascope on stuffed animal with 5500-2 air purifier in background

The air quality in the space around us plays a significant role in our daily lives. While many of us might only be slightly affected by poor air quality, it can be life altering for those with chronic respiratory issues. Incorporating an air purifier into your home won’t only result in a cleaner, safer breathing environment but can reduce the symptoms of these health ailments and leave those affected living a better life.

According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 25 million people suffer from asthma in the United States. While asthma is treated medically, controlling your indoor air quality plays a significant role in reducing asthma attacks. Asthma attacks are often triggered by contaminants and pollutants lingering in the air. The use of an air purifier greatly reduces the presence of these culprits and can leave asthma sufferers living in a more secure environment and lessen the frequency of attacks.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is another leading respiratory disease in the United States. According to the COPD Foundation, an estimated 30 million Americans are victim to this serious respiratory disease. Like Asthma, air contaminants attribute to aggravating the breathing of COPD sufferers. The removal of these contaminants with air purification reduces the causes of COPD flare ups, such as the presence of airborne particles.

While not as common as asthma or COPD, cystic fibrosis is a rare genetic disorder that, according to the CDC, affects roughly 35,000 Americans. This disease results in mucous that is either too thick or sticky, resulting in entrapment of germs and increasing the risk of infection. In the fight against cystic fibrosis and respiratory diseases, the Cleveland Clinic recommends the use of an air purifier. Specifically, one that boasts HEPA filtration.

Winix True HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters remove 99.99%* of airborne particles down to 0.003 microns in size. These particles include pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, and other ultrafine particles. By removing these contaminants in the air, you’re creating a healthier breathing space for those with chronic respiratory issues. This safer environment can leave suffers not only feeling better but improving their quality of life.

In knowing the importance of this specific filtration, every Winix air purifier includes a True HEPA filter. The use of an air purifier cannot guarantee better health, but its use can work proactively in protecting the lungs of those who need it most.

*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.