Breathing: you do it continuously without thinking about it. For many people, it is therefore the most normal thing in the world. But that does not apply to everyone. For asthma patients, breathing can be a daily task that requires a lot of energy. Inhaling clean air can literally be a matter of life and death. An air purifier from AmazingAir can make a difference.
Asthma and clean air
In asthma, the lungs react oversensitive to stimuli. These stimuli can be many different things: from smoke and exhaust fumes to house dust mites or pets. In response, the mucous membranes in your nose, throat, and lungs swell, causing them to produce more moisture and mucus. The muscles around your airways contract and tighten, making your airways narrower. This all results in wheezing, coughing, and/or difficulty breathing. You become short of breath and experience fatigue and reduced fitness.
The importance of clean air
Clean air is therefore extra important for someone with asthma because it reduces the amount of stimuli the lungs have to process. But it is impossible to avoid all substances that trigger an asthma attack. After all, you will have to go outside occasionally. Then exposure to exhaust fumes, particulate matter, pollen, or the smoke from the barbecue or wood stove of your neighbors cannot be ruled out. But on the other hand, you can ensure clean air indoors. Air that stimulates your airways as little as possible, so you can breathe freely.
What causes indoor air pollution?
Did you know that indoor air quality can sometimes be up to a hundred times more polluted than outdoor air due to various substances and organisms? A well-known cause is, for example, mold. You can easily recognize mold by its musty smell and black, unsightly spots or speckles on floors, walls, and ceilings, or on wood. The cause is almost always a moisture problem, which, of course, needs to be solved to get rid of the mold in your home.
What many people don't realize is that cooking also releases many harmful gases. VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) are released when (Teflon) pans with a non-stick coating are heated. These gases can irritate the airways and have a bad influence on health.
Decrease house dust mites
House dust mites also thrive in higher humidity. The small, spider-like creatures feed on human and animal skin flakes. You will certainly feel itchy if you were to look at your mattress, pillow, or carpet under a microscope. The feces and skin fragments of the house dust mite can trigger an asthma attack.
Pets and dander
In addition to an unwanted "pet" like the house dust mite, we also deliberately bring other animals into the house. But the skin flakes of cats, dogs, rodents, and horses (although we usually do not bring the latter into the house) can also stimulate your airways so intensely that you become short of breath.
Other stimulating substances
And then there are other substances that can pollute the air in your home. Enough has already been said and written about smoking, of course. Everyone knows it's bad for you. But even if you don't smoke, you unknowingly smoke with others. That can have consequences for you. Just like strong perfume smells or certain cleaning agents, a freshly painted house, or viruses and bacteria that spread through the air. There can be all kinds of substances floating in the air that you breathe in.
What can the AmazingAir do for you?
An AmazingAir air purifier provides you with a healthy indoor climate with clean air. The AmazingAir stands out from other air purifiers because of its filters that are able to filter even the smallest particles from the air. In addition, it is equipped with an ioniser that helps to remove aerosols, virus particles, microorganisms, and odors from the space. The AmazingAir is designed to purify the air in the rooms where you live or sleep so that you can breathe freely again. Our specialists can tell you everything about it. Contact us today so that you can breathe freely again soon!