How Do These 3 Contaminants Affect The Air You Breath?

Air pollution can be very hazardous to our health and worst of all, very few can be seen with the naked eye. However, contaminants are out there and one should take every measure possible to keep one’s home and office pollution free.
In the long run, these pollutants can have an adverse impact on our respiratory tract since they can worsen certain conditions like asthma or allow allergies to develop that we didn’t have before. Air filters can help keep our homes safe from these threats. I thought it would be important to understand what exactly high efficiency ventilation air filters can catch so that you can take further measures against contaminants that you may or may not have around on a daily basis.

And so, here’s a list of three common contaminants found in your home or office.

  1. The Dangers of Toner Dust: Tonner is often found in businesses or schools. A broken cartridge can release dangerous submicron (less than .00004 inches) particles that can irritate your eyes, make you develop an itch, a skin rash, headaches or growths on your tongue and even though it hasn’t been fully proven, toner is believed to be a carcinogen. So, if you own a business, be aware of this contaminant.

  2. Vehicle Exhaust Fumes: Cars are all around us, and unfortunately they expel

    some of the most hazardous particles for our health. Some of these chemical components have even been related to heart diseases. You’ve probably heard of carbon monoxide, but car fumes may also contain sulphur and nitrogen dioxide, benzene, hydrocarbons and formaldehyde, all of which have been related to bone marrow, lymph node and spleen illnesses.

3. The scary dust mite: You’ve probably heard of these eight legged, terrifying and undetectable creatures that live amongst our sheets or our furniture. Even though these insects will not bite you while you sleep, you can develop an allergic reaction to them, through the enzymes of their droppings or they can exacerbate an allergic condition that you may already have.

These are just some of the hundreds of common air contaminants, so it’s always best to go the extra mile when it comes to your air filter. You are going to want to install the most efficient filter available that your ventilation system is rated for.