Congratulations! You’re expecting a new bundle of joy! The preparation has begun, you’re diligently researching baby products, and the major necessities are coming together. However, your to-do list isn’t complete without an air purifier in your nursery, and here is why.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), states that indoor concentrations of some pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than the outdoors. These levels of pollutants and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) have been linked to short- and long-term adverse health effects such as asthma, developmental disorders, skin irritation, damage to the liver, kidney, and the central nervous system. The EPA defines VOCs as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors. This may seem like bad news, but this is where an air purifier comes in to protect your newborns lungs. With the right air purifier, your baby will be breathing clean air that will assist in keeping them both happy and healthy.
An air purifier in the nursery is the first step in protecting your newborn, but you will want to make sure you’re incorporating the proper, most effective unit. In creating the optimal breathing conditions for your baby, the average air purifier may not be enough. It is recommended that this air purifier be equipped with both a True HEPA filter and a carbon filter. A Winix True HEPA filter works to protect your baby by capturing 99.99%* of airborne allergens and particles as small as 0.003 microns in size. Examples of this would be pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, and other ultrafine particles. The carbon filter works by reducing the presence of VOCs and household odors. This filter also prolongs the True HEPA Filter life, leaving you to focus on your little one and not worry about quickly replacing filters.
When it comes to the air your baby is breathing, you’ll want to ensure its as pure as possible. Winix has you, your baby, and your air covered. Every Winix air purifier is equipped with a True HEPA filter and carbon filter. As every parent wants to provide a comfortable environment for their baby, the use of an air purifier does just that. A Winix air purifier in your nursery will not only ensure a healthier, happier baby, but happier and less stressed parents.
*Based on independent laboratory tests conducted on inanimate particles as small as 0.003 microns.