How Air Filters Can Help Your Heart

How does the air we breathe affect our health? For those suffering from severe asthma and other lung-affecting diseases, a lot of attention is given to good air quality because those suffering feel the direct effects of poor air quality. The rest of us, unless we’re truly environmentally conscious, probably don’t think too much about the air we breathe. We may think about other health-affecting choices we make like diet and exercise, or we may be “too busy” to think about health, focusing on school, careers, and our families.  

But if we look at the direct effect that air quality has on our heart health, we’ll find that we can’t really afford to be too busy. According to research conducted by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in 2007, “microscopic air pollutants smaller than 10 microns in size can cause hyper-clotting of the blood which can lead to strokes and heart attacks.”

With heart disease the leading cause of death in the U.S., the research results from Northwestern University are frightening, but before you start writing your last will and testament, consider that you have other options. You can prevent hyper-clotting and premature death with a good air filter.

According to a CNN report, a study in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine shows that using a simple air filter could prevent you from developing cardiovascular disease. According to this study—when researchers installed high efficiency particle air (HEPA) filters in homes, the improved air quality actually improved the health of the inhabitants’ blood vessels! Air filters reduce microscopic air pollutants, giving your heart a second chance!

One in four deaths that occur in the U.S. are due to heart disease. Those deaths amount to 610,000 a year. With numbers like that, you can’t take a chance on an air filter that hasn’t been properly upgraded. Check out our online store to find air filters that are compatible with the most popular filtration units. And if you have any questions, feel free to call and speak with one of our experts at 978-521-1977!

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