Maintaining a safe and clean home is important to living a healthy lifestyle. Besides allergies, there are generally two things that can cause breathing problems in your home. Use an air purifier to eliminate smog and traffic pollution. The two biggest causes of breathing problems are below.
- Traffic pollution and Smog
- Wood Smoke from wood burning stove.
Traffic Pollution and Smog
It has been at least thirty years since there has not been a smoggy day in Los Angeles, New York, or Chicago. Traffic Pollution and Smog can cause a soar throat, watery eyes, and breathing problems.
Large cities around the world have terrible smog. We still have air pollution on some days in big cities but it’s a type that is totally different than the 'smog' of the old days.
The gray haze that you see in San Francisco is fog from the ocean that gets trapped in the Basin, but the pollution and smog has a different look. Yes there are some many different pollutants trapped in the fog, but that is not where the most dangerous pollutants. One of the best ways to get rid of smog is to use an air purifier.
There are many cars in big cities. A lot of the city is built with the living areas far from the workplaces, so a lot of people have to commute by using their cars, buses, trains, and more to get to work on the freeways. It is not as easy as like New York where people can take a quick cab and jump on a train to travel. These cities have tons of cars that give off extreme amounts of exhaust. One of the ways you can get rid of the negative effects from smog is to use an air purifier. Traffic pollution and smog will be eliminated with a good quality air purifier that has a HEPA air purification filter.
Wood Stove Smoke
Wood stove smoke can be a problem in your home. Wood stove smoke is dangerous to inhale and should be eliminated as soon as possible. One way to eliminate wood burning stove smoke from your home is to use an air purifier. An air purifier will eliminate the wood smoke and make the air in your home clean to breath again. We suggest getting an air purifier that has a HEPA filter for the best results.
We have also included some common dangers for air purification and keeping your home safe from the effects of wood stove smoke. Here are the immediate dangers that are presented from wood burning stoves:
- The wood smoke furnace could potential ignite fumes and could burn down the house
- Wood Stoves require ventilation
- The wood stove is often placed out of sight. That means if there’s a problem you won’t notice it until it’s too late.
- The smoke and pollutants released from wood stoves may violate the building or fire safety codes.
Are Air Purifiers Effective?
Most air purifiers can easily eliminate airborne pollutants like mold spores, pollen, dust, bacteria, wood smoke, traffic pollution and more. An air purifier’s effectiveness is measured by its ability to capture particles and by how much airflow that it can clean in a given amount of time. An air purifier will also capture up to 99.97% of airborne bacteria and viruses.
Additionally, indoor air pollution is normally small and can only be captured by HEPA air purifiers. Other types of air purifier that capture wood smoke particles and traffic pollution are ionic, activated carbon, and UV-Light sanitization.
Which Type Of Air Purifier Is The Best?
Air purifiers come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and prices. Finding the right air purifier for your home is important to eliminating pollution, smog, wood smoke, and more.
Below are some of the best types of air purifiers:
- Activated carbon filter – Best for eliminating pollutants and wood smoke
- HEPA Air Purifier – Best for allergens and mold
- UV light air purifier – Best for mold spores, bacteria and viruses
- Ionizer – Good for pet dander