COPD Air Purifiers
At BreatheMoreEasily.com Air Purifiers, we often receive
calls from people who have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
themselves or are interested in air purifiers for a family member with it.
Although various health organizations have different definitions of COPD, it is
generally agreed that it is a progressive lung disease where the airways, the
tiny tubes which carry air in and out of the lungs, are partly blocked which
makes breathing in and breathing out more and more painful over time.
Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are two of the diseases which fall under the
umbrella of COPD and often occur together. It is the fourth leading cause of
death in the United States and many people don’t even realize they have it. Many
think of the disease only in relation to smokers, but in reality, even people
who don’t smoke but are around smokers can have problems with COPD. Others may
be at risk for COPD because of an exposure to pollutants in the air, a history
of respiratory infections as a child, or even genetic influences such as
emphysema in the family. Over 12 million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD
in one form or another, but it is believed that twice as many actually suffer
from it. Can an air purifier help? Air purifiers can certainly ease breathing by
providing super clean air after you have the disease, however, medical treatment
will be required for airways and lungs that are already damaged.
Prevention is always the best way to remain healthy, so placing air purifiers
in your home, particularly in the bedroom, and in your workplace, if possible,
especially if you’re around a smoker or live in a polluted area will help
prevent airway and lung damage in the first place. But if you or a loved one
already suffer from COPD, air purifiers will undoubtedly make breathing easier
because your airways which are already stressed won’t be further stressed by
having to filter out new particulate and chemicals.
BreatheMoreEasily.com typically recommends the
Air Free, and
HEPA air purifiers
for COPD, because they are able to filter particles as small as .03 microns at
99.9% efficiency and even tinier particles .01 microns and smaller at 99.7%
efficiency. AllerAir Air Purifiers also has some models that can handle large
amounts of smoke and heavy particulate if you live in a polluted area or with a
smoker. The sales representatives at BreatheMoreEasily.com are familiar with the problems
of COPD sufferers and can help you to choose the right air purifiers for your
particular living and working situations. All air purifiers are not the same.
The one a homeowner might choose, who does not have COPD, but simply wants
cleaner air, might be very different from the one that would be truly helpful
for someone who does have it.
A note about babies and children. In babies, the lungs are the last organ to
fully develop. It is very important to provide clean indoor air for babies and
children so that their airways which are far tinier than adults will not be
damaged early on. COPD robs children of a true childhood where they can run and
play never taking a thought for their breath. Never smoke or allow anyone else
to smoke around children, and provide quality air purifiers for the child’s
bedroom so that the child’s tiny lungs and airways can fully relax and rest.
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VALUE YOUR MONEY BEFORE PURCHASING AN AIR PURIFIER!
Answer the following questions:
- Does the chosen manufacturer have independent tests to prove its claims?
- How does the machine purify the air?
- Does the chosen air purifier generate ozone? Is it safe?
- How much will it cost to run? How much will it cost to replace filters and parts?
- Is it noisy?
- Is the technology clean and environmentally friendly?
- How big and heavy is it?
- Will it interfere in my house décor?