Winnipeg Air Quality Issues and Air Purifier Recommendations

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Why You Need an Air Purifier in Winnipeg

Winnipeg generally enjoys excellent air quality compared to other Canadian cities of its size. As a result, air quality concerns, both indoors and out, tend to be of a localized or personal nature, e.g., allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities, etc. brought on by specific respiratory distress triggers.

Spring is a particularly bad time for Winnipeggers due to the exceptionally high levels of dust in the city. A large volume of sand is deposited on city roads and sidewalks every winter, and when the snow melts, this dust is stirred up by wind and traffic, eventually making its way into people’s homes. This is more than just a house-cleaning nuisance, as the dust can exacerbate allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. In fact, the Lung Association of Manitoba advises Winnipeg residents to “take precautions” and avoid this dust as much as possible.

FACT: Winnipeg uses over 50,000 tonnes of sand on its roads and sidewalks each year.

Another common allergen in the Winnipeg area (and the Prairie provinces as a whole) is snow mold. Over the winter, fungus grows on the moist soil under the snow and rotting leaves. If there is a slow melt in the spring, the mold spores have a chance to proliferate and escape into the air, causing issues for people who are allergic to them.

While ambient air pollution levels are generally low in the city, industrial emissions, vehicle emissions, wood-burning particulates and agricultural contaminants can bother some people with respiratory disorders. Also, with Winnipeg’s airport being situated so close to the city, residents are subject to higher than normal levels of emissions from planes, including hydrocarbons, sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, lead and black carbon.

Many Winnipeggers have decided to protect themselves from allergens and pollutants such as these by creating a safe haven at home through the use of high-quality HEPA air purifiers that are capable of capturing ultra-fine particles and harmful gases. Some customers also use our masks and nasal filters to protect themselves from dust and mold spores while outdoors.

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The Blue Pure 211+ air purifier by Blueair offers exceptional air cleaning performance in a light-weight and compact design that is easy on the wallet. Providing better-than-HEPA particle collection (i.e., captures ultra-fine particulate matter down to 0.1 microns), this air purifier is capable of achieving 4 complete air exchanges every hour in a 675 sq. ft space. Ultra-quiet, with a washable pre-filter, the Pure 211+ makes breathing better air a breeze. MORE

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Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers offers expert advice, outstanding products, great prices, unparalleled customer service and free shipping across Canada. Winnipeg (and all Manitoba) customers also benefit from the fact that we only charge 5% tax on all purchases (i.e., you pay no provincial taxes), so contact us today!

Phone: 613-894-0331
Toll Free: 1-877-GO-7-PURE (1-877-467-7873)

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