The Good Air Lady
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The Scoop on Electronic Air Purifiers

Electronic air purifiers are one choice of air purifiers on the market today. Combined with other cleaning methods they can be quite effective in cleaning the air you breathe. Clean air, rarely found indoors today, contributes to better health, reduced allergy and asthma problems, and to a cleaner home.

Did you know that the incidence of allergy and asthma cases have increased by as much as 100% over the last 20 years? Although it is hard to believe, many people are effected by this increase, including infants and children.

It is virtually impossible, however, to completely remove all the contaminants and pollutants from your air. But there are ways for you to greatly decrease the inside contaminants, which can help to decrease the amount of allergy or asthma attacks in the long run.

Although many people automatically think of the outdoors when they think of contaminated air. This may not be completely true. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has determined that the air inside our homes may be up to 20 times more polluted than our outside air. Due to how new homes are being built so airtight to help cut down on energy costs, many researchers are being led to believe that this may be one of the leading causes in the increase of allergies and asthma. Stagnate air, combined with more polluting contents, like furnishings, finishes, and fixtures, combine to make indoor air pollution a big problem, a health risk for the people using those indoor spaces. The airtightness of modern construction doesn't allow air exchange between the inside and outside of the home, which keeps the contaminants trapped inside where they increase until they become a health trigger.

What can you do about it? Electronic air purifiers can have a big impact on the air in your home. No air purifier can completely remove every pollutant or contaminant from the air, but an air purifier can remove enough of the pollutants and contaminants to help cut down the amount of asthma and/or allergy attacks that you have, which can save you money in health costs and in lost work. The best thing to do is to determine what your triggers are and then buy an air purifier that meets your needs so that you will get the most value for your money.

There are many different kinds of air purifiers, including electronic air purifiers. Electronic air purifiers work by electronically charging the pollutants in the air so that they will be attracted to the magnetic plates inside the air purifier. Once they come into contact with the metal plates, they are trapped and are then removed from the air that you breathe. The bad thing about this type of air purifier is that it doesn't remove germs, fungus, virus, or bacteria from the air, doesn't remove odors like cigarette smoke, and doesn't remove any chemical by-products that may be given off from carpeting or household appliances, so if one of these items happens to be a trigger than you will need to find a different kind of air purifier.

Learning about the different air purifiers will guide your purchase and save you money in the end. By finding the air purifier that takes care of your particular allergy or asthma triggers, then you'll be able to decrease the incidence and/or severity of allergy or asthma attacks. This can save you money in health costs. Overall, a little knowledge can go a long way in help you to save money and time in purchasing an air purifier that will keep you healthy and breathing clear.