Is Your Indoor Air Polluted? What You Need to Know About Air Quality in 2020

The air inside our homes can be up to 5 times more polluted than the outdoors, and with all our families spending more time indoors due the ongoing pandemic, it’s more important than ever to create your healthy and safe winter sanctuary (1).

What can you do to create healthy indoor air for your family? Keep reading to learn what you can do to remove harmful toxins and enjoy clean, quality air all winter long.

Is Your Household Air Polluted?

We don’t often think of the air inside our homes being a source of toxins or pollutants, after all–when you think of air pollution, it’s usually car exhaust that’s the top-of-mind offender. But what you don’t readily recognize may just be the biggest source of respiratory and immune irritants there are–all concentrated in an enclosed space for hours and hours on end.

Top sources of indoor toxins

  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) – Emitted from cleaning products, air fresheners, furnishings, carpet, and paint. VOCs are common and an incredibly significant source of indoor air pollutants. VOCs from flame retarded or other protective coatings can offgas from furniture and fixtures long after you bring them into your home.
  • Bacteria and viruses – Pathogens that hitch a ride in stagnant air inside your home pose a major threat to your health during the winter season especially.
  • Mold & mycotoxins – Nano-sized biotoxins released from mold living within the walls or floor of our home can trigger an inflammatory response when they enter into our lungs and circulation.
  • Dust & dust mites – Even more common than mold, dust mites are a powerful indoor biological allergen that contaminates our air.
  • Pet dander – A known issue for allergy and asthma sufferers alike, cuddles from your favorite kitty or fido can spell trouble for indoor air quality.
  • Cleaning products – Can contribute to high levels of VOCs, respiratory irritants, and known carcinogens.

Many of our homes contain most (if not all) of these potential factors for poor indoor air quality, and in the months ahead during which we’re preparing to spend even more time inside, it’s crucial to have a proactive plan to address this significant area of your family’s health.

Blueair HealthProtectBecoming aware and working to eliminate pollutants is half the battle, but there’s one other solution you should consider, and it’s one I have in my home now, and will continue in the seasons to come.

Improve Your Indoor Air with an Air Purifier

Whether you’re cleaning countertops or carpets, it’s always important to have the right tools for the job, and the quality of your indoor air is no different.

But as anyone who’s ever done a domestic chore can attest–you’re only as effective as your tools, and not all indoor air purifiers are created equal.

Breathe Easy with Blueair’s HealthProtect™

This year I made the decision to step up my plan for a healthy home with Blueair’s HealthProtect™. We’re already conscious about clean, quality food and drinking water, so this is a crucial next step for my family.

When Blueair gifted me my HealthProtect air purifier, I knew it would provide value not only to my health, but to my patients’ as well. Which is why I’ll only share a product with you when I’m a firm believer in what they have to offer and can vouch for the daily experience personally.

HealthProtect™ is Blueair’s most advanced air purifier ever and is the only air purifier to provide 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria (2).

*Blueair purifiers have not been tested against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID 19).

Washing hands and keeping surfaces clean has become second-nature in the last several months, but for added peace of mind I knew this powerful air purifier was an important part of the puzzle.

What can you expect with HealthProtect™ technology?

24/7 Protection against viruses and bacteria (2).
Even when your air purifier is on standby, the patent pending GermShield™ technology proactively monitors your room and kills viruses and bacteria on the filters using low air draft and plasma charging (3). A gentle stream of air then ensures no new growth of germs.

Relaxing at home knowing my kids are enjoying clean air gives me peace of mind that I’m creating a healthy environment.

Plus, I get the added benefit of a truly quiet and efficient air purifier that provides clean air with less noise than traditional filtration. This is a must for working from home, and for maintaining an energy-conscious environment.

Quiet & Ultra-Powerful Filtration

If you’re working from home, I know how important a calm, clean environment is for your continued wellbeing. With HealthProtect™ you can quietly fill the room with more clean air (4).

HEPASilent Ultra™ is Blueair’s most advanced filtration technology ever. Every component is uniquely designed in Sweden to provide the maximum performance and energy efficiency.

This technology delivers 50% more clean air, uses 55% less energy and makes 10% less noise than traditional true HEPA filtration (5,6).

You can also enjoy clean air to every corner thanks to the SpiralAir™ outlets on HealthProtect™ air purifiers that are uniquely engineered to deliver 360◦, omni-directional, airflow that quickly circulates the air to every corner of the room.

I chose Blueair’s HealthProtect 7470i because it’s perfect for germ, allergen, and gaseous particle removal in most medium-sized bedrooms and family rooms. I love that it’s clean, quiet, and efficient, and my family loves spending time at home with quality air!

HealthProtect™ patent-pending technology combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration to remove 99.97% of viruses and bacteria, dust, pollen, dander and mold, while eliminating VOCs, and odors (7,8). Once caught in the filter, this unique technology then kills 99% of germs (9).
Check out the full HealthProtect family of air purifiers to find the one that’s right for your home this winter.

Elevate Your Air Quality This Winter

With the ongoing pandemic, you and your family will be spending more time indoors this winter, and breathing clean air is paramount to your health and peace of mind.

While we’re so quick to focus on filtering our water and choosing healthy food, I don’t want to overlook this crucial part of your healthy practices that so many of my patients can benefit from.

With HealthProtect™ you can rest easy knowing your family is able to breathe clean, quality air all day (and all night) long.

Find out which HealthProtect air purifier is right for your home here!

Resources and disclaimers

  2. HealthProtect™ is the only air purifier with GermShield technology where 24/7 protection refers to the key function of GermShield technology, activated when the unit is in standby mode to deactivate germs/prevent growth of germs caught on the filter. Tested on Staphylococcus albus and MS2 bacteriophage (deactivation), Ecoli (growth prevention, excluding viruses). Blueair air purifiers have not been tested against Coronavirus, and Blueair does not claim to capture, remove, or kill SARS-CoV-2.
  3. Deactivation of bacteria (Staphylococcus albus) and virus (MS2 bacteriophage).
  4. HEPASilent™ technology combines mechanical and electrostatic filtration to provide a higher particle Clean Air Delivery Rate (pCADR) than conventional methods of only using mechanical filtration (at the same rpm on the fan and energy consumption of 18.3W). Based on particle CADR tests according to GB/T18801-2015 standard.
  5. Based on testing of particle Clean Air Delivery Rate (pCADR according to GB/T18801-2015) in HealthProtect 7400 model at the same fan speed, compared to using H13 true HEPA filtration in the same unit.
  6. Based on testing of energy consumption (W) and noise levels (dB, according to ISO 3743) in HealthProtect 7400 model with the same particle Clean Air Delivery Rate (pCADR according to GB/T18801-2015), compared to using H13 true HEPA filter in the same unit.
  7. Based on third-party testing, using GB/T18801-2015 test standards on airborne viruses and bacteria (H1N1, Staphylococcus aureus, and Esch-erichia coli).
  8. Based on third-party testing of single pass removal rate of fine particles (0.3-2.5 µm) in 120 minutes according to JEM 1467-2015 standard and pollen particles (7.234µm) in 30 minutes according to AHAM AC-1-2019 standard
  9. Deactivation of germs on natural flora (excluding viruses).