Vancouver Air Quality Issues and Air Purifier Recommendations

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Why You Need an Air Purifier in Vancouver

Air quality in Vancouver is affected by numerous mountain ranges and valleys, which can complicate atmospheric pollution dispersion and lead to high concentrations of pollutants in the city. In the summer, a major source of outdoor, and hence indoor pollutants, is fine particulate matter (PM2.5) drifting into the city from wildfire burns in the region, with 2015 being an unprecedented year for air advisory warnings. Smoke particulates are considered highly dangerous as they can lodge themselves deep into the lungs where they can accumulate and lead to serious health issues down the road. Wildfires are not the only source of smoke particulates in Vancouver; the burning of agricultural waste and residential wood burning in the winter also contribute to air quality issues in the city.

FACT: Residential wood-burning is responsible for 25% of the PM2.5 emissions in Vancouver, with this figure rising sharply in the winter months

Other major sources of air pollution in the Vancouver area include:

FACT: Over 20% of Vancouver residents live within 100m of a major roadway

Many Vancouver residents also suffer from seasonal allergies due to the abundance of trees and other pollen sources in and around the city, with red alder and birch being the most problematic. In addition, mold spores are a major source of respiratory issues for many individuals because of Vancouver’s wet climate. Smog days only worsen symptoms as smog can trap these allergens at breathing level. Allergy specialists agree that giving your body a break from these types of pollutants (ideally for 8 hours while you sleep) by operating a HEPA or better-than-HEPA air purifier can help to reduce or alleviate allergy symptoms.

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IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier

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The industry-leading IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier leaves the competition at the starting gate when it comes to capturing ultra-fine particulates. The exclusive HyperHEPA™ filter effectively removes particles down to 0.003 microns, making it perfect for handling smog, vehicle exhaust, wildfire smoke and industrial particulates, while the advanced V5-Cell™ filter adsorbs gaseous chemicals such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide.

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Blueair 605 Air Purifier

Blueair Classic 605 Air Purifier
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The ultra-quiet Blueair 605 air purifier is designed to effectively capture mould spores and other airborne allergens such as fine ash, dust, pollen, pet dander and dust mite by-products. When equipped with Blueair's DualProtection filters, the 605 offers added protection from dangerous wood smoke toxins, VOCs, mould mycotoxins and other chemical and gas pollutants generated by traffic, industrial and agricultural sources that may be entering your home.

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