Air Purifiers for Homes near Major Roads or Industrial Areas

air purifiers for smog and exhaust

Why You Need an Air Purifier if You Live Near a Freeway or Industrial Area

While the adverse impact of air pollution and smog on health has been well documented, recent evidence suggests that there can be negative health issues from something as innocuous as living near a major road. New studies have shown that people living in the vicinity of major roadways or industrial areas are at higher risk from a variety of health hazards including cancer, heart attacks, strokes and respiratory diseases such as asthmatic bronchitis.

According to a newly-released Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study, more than two-thirds of us currently live in areas where toxic chemicals such as benzene, mercury, formaldehyde and other carcinogens in the air (e.g., from cars, power plants and industrial sources) pose an elevated cancer risk. According to the study, automobile emissions are one of the major sources of carcinogens. Other studies have shown that people living near manufacturing plants that produce fine particulates (e.g., pulp mills, petrochemical refineries) are at significantly increased risk of strokes and mini-strokes (TIAs).

EPA FACT: At low levels of exposure, carbon monoxide causes
mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu

Canadian scientists have also found an increase in death rates among people living within 50 metres of a major highway or 100 metres of city roads with high traffic volumes. The research, which was carried out in Hamilton, Ontario, showed an 18% spike in mortality rates from heart attacks and other heart conditions. The researchers suggest that “susceptible people who live close to a busy thoroughfare consider air purification systems for their homes”.

Modern Alchemy Air Purifiers Recommends...

IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier

IQAir HealthPro Plus Air Purifier
The World’s Most Advanced Home Air Purifier

With more #1 reviews than any other air purifier on the market, this is the ultimate choice for clean indoor air. The IQAir HealthPro Plus features an exclusive HyperHEPA™ filter that is capable of capturing particles down to 0.003 microns (i.e., 100 times smaller than that captured by conventional HEPA filters), making it ideal for the fine particulates found in smog, vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions. With its specially designed V5-Cell™, this air purifier is also proficient at handling the wide range of gaseous chemicals and VOCs that may filter into your home from outside.

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