There are many ailments and major health concerns that people are aware of, but there is one life-threatening disease that does not make the headlines: COPD. COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and it’s the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States.
Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and sometimes asthma are a group of diseases that cause breathing related problems and airflow blockages that make up COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
What causes COPD?
There are a few variables that studies have shown to play a huge role in people developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or already have the condition but are making it worse.
Exposure to air pollutants in the workplace or home, respiratory infections and asthma, all play their role in developing and progressing COPD but the key factor in the United States is tobacco use. In a growing amount of cases, indoor air quality can possibly play an even larger role in the development or progression of this dangerous disease.
One demographic affected most by the pollutants within the home and / or buildings are the elderly. Elderly spend roughly 90% of their time indoors and can become susceptible to environmental hazards such as, tobacco smoke, mold, dust, pollen, animal dander, dust mites, and even cockroaches. Other sources include oil, gas, kerosene, coal, and certain household cleaning products which contain irritating odors.
We at GoVacuum wanted to shed light on this growing concern but also offer a valuable, high powered weapon to combat COPD within the home and / or building.
There is one company that not only specializes in the manufacturing and engineering of high quality, innovative air purifying perfection, but is also recommend by the American Lung Association for COPD – and that is IQ Air.
IQ Air produces exceptional air purifiers that use Hyper HEPA technology in a sealed system which captures 99.97% of all particles, as small as 0.003 microns. This micron measurement represents the smallest particles that exist and include viruses, dust mites, pet dander, air pollution, and even cigarette smoke. IQ Air uses nanofiber technology which stops particles 100 times smaller than what other air purifiers claim.
Using IQ Air machines will greatly reduce the ultra fine particles associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Unfortunately there are many air purifiers on the market that claim to do the same but are actually ineffective or even worse, dangerous.
Other air purifiers offer inferior filtration designs, that can possibly produce ozone or contain ionizers. Ozone and Ionizers are significantly dangerous because the can exacerbate COPD and other respiratory conditions.
November is the American Lung Association’s COPD and Lung Cancer Awareness Month and GoVacuum wanted to raise people’s ”IQ” about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and provide the information needed to choose the right air purifying company to tackle this important and deadly issue.