Air purifiers can help by removing particles before they enter your lungs through HEPA filters and activated carbon filters. These filters capture 99% of airborne particles larger than 0.1 microns in size (which means they’ll catch even those pesky pollen grains). They also remove odors from pet dander and cooking smoke—and even toxic chemicals like VOCs! Here are the top 3 reasons you need an air purifier in 2023:
1. You Suffer From Allergies
Have you ever noticed that your nose is always stuffed when you wake up? If so, you might be suffering from allergies. Seasonal allergies are more common than ever before: In 2015, almost 40 million Americans suffered from seasonal allergies—that’s nearly 20% of the population!
A runny nose and itchy eyes can be triggered by allergens—the tiny particles that float in the air and cause other reactions such as sneezing, coughing, congestion and other symptoms. These allergens include pollen from trees and plants, pet dander (yes, even if you don’t have pets!), mold spores, and more.
2. Your Place is Dusty
Do your eyes start itching every time you go into the attic or turn on your fan? You might have a dust problem. Dust may seem like meaningless debris, but it’s actually dust mite feces. You know, those tiny bugs that live all over your home. Up to 4,000 mites can live in a single gram of your household dust. YUM!
3. F@ck Pollution
The air quality in the United States has been steadily declining for years, and it’s no surprise that this has had a negative impact on our health. According to the World Health Organization, asthma rates have increased 50% since 1980.
If you break it down, pollution is often made up of particulate matter (caused by road traffic, agricultural operations, industrial processes, combustion of wood and fossil fuels, soil erosion, construction sites, forest and bush fire, etc.) and particulates are among the most harmful substances to our health because they can penetrate the sensitive regions of our respiratory system. Long-term exposure to particulate matter is harmful to our health and shortens lifespans.