During today’s Podcast show, we will be discussing ways to improve your indoor air as we are now in the heart of allergy season.Our guest will be Dr. Jennifer Weinberg, Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Environmental Health Expert, Author of The Whole Cure & The Simple Pure Whole Wellness Solution.
Dr. Weinberg has followed her passion for wellness and healthy living and has developed a comprehensive approach to healing. She was trained at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins and her broad expertise in preventive and lifestyle medicine, environmental health, yoga, and health coaching allow her to offer innovative wellness and education programs.
Dr. Weinberg touched upon several types of air pollutants that air purifiers need to be able to address to have a positive impact on personal environment spaces. Pollen and allergens, VOCs, cleaning chemicals, outside factors, furniture odors among others. Poor indoor air quality represents one of the top public health risks, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. And since the average person spends ~ 90% of their time indoors, doing things to positively impact the air quality in your personal environments can provide significant lifestyle benefits.
Do indoor air purifiers really work?
In our everyday lives we are bombarded with toxins and chemicals in the water we drink and bathe in, the food we eat and the air we breathe. When the body is overwhelmed with toxins, it cannot properly perform its functions, produce appropriate levels of hormones or digest our food.
Chemicals in common products which we use every day and in our environments are linked to rising rates of diseases including obesity, diabetes, thyroid diseases, behavioral problems, cancers and more.
Do you or your children suffer from allergies, autoimmune issues, sinus problems, metabolic imbalances, headaches, fatigue or other health issues? Many common and debilitating health issues can be linked to the quality of the air, water, and other substances inside of our homes.
Air purifiers and filtration systems can be an effective solution for removing a variety of pollutants from the air, but you need to research what is can do and does that match what you actually need. We are often asked how different technologies such as ionizers and carbon compare in their ability to address all these aspects of poor air quality with the EnviroKlenz Technology
It’s Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month. Be sure to check out EPA’s Air Quality Flag program: https://t.co/HQkmEKVMOx pic.twitter.com/eXuUeDsOpH
— EPA Indoor airPLUS (@EPAiaplus) May 2, 2016
Ionizer Air Purifier Dangers
Ionizer sends charged molecules into the air in your home. They interact with dust particles in the air due to an electric attraction. These ions either make the pollutants stick to walls or surfaces within the air space or capture them on an electrically-charged collection plate in the unit. So these devices can reduce some particulates, but a big drawback is they have no effect on gasses and odors, they are less effective than HEPA for particulates, and the area they can treat is often limited. Additionally, some ionizers have been known to produce ozone which may be more problematic for air quality than...