6 ways clean air can benefit your health
The importance of clean air has become a hot topic as of late. Research has shown that air pollution is on the rise in the UK, both in urban and rural background sites. According to Allergy UK, air pollution is also the fourth greatest threat to public health after cancer, heart disease and obesity.
Recently, it has been found that the COVID-19 virus can spread via droplet transmission and sometimes airborne transmission in the right setting. This has prompted the widespread use of facemasks and visors, as well as increasing the demand for high-quality air purification systems in an attempt to curb the spread of the virus and protect the public.
Here are some additional ways clean air can benefit your health:
1. Decreased asthma and allergies symptoms
Air pollutants can trigger respiratory symptoms, like coughing and breathing difficulties, for those with allergies and asthma. For the worse sufferers, constant exposure to these pollutants may cause flare-ups or exacerbations that require urgent medical attention.
As such, clean air means that there are fewer air pollutants or irritants in any given space, thus reducing the respiratory symptoms of those with asthma and allergies like hayfever.
2. Improved skin appearance and health
There are several key air pollutants that can have a negative impact on skin appearance and health. This includes:
- Olar UVR
- Cigarette smoke
Research has shown that exposure to these chemicals can cause or exacerbate serious skin issues such as acne, skin ageing, skin cancer, atopic dermatitis and skin ageing.
Investing in air purification systems can help you to remove some of these particulates and harmful chemicals from the air and protect your skin.
3. Improves gut health
Research indicates that that air pollution could be a trigger for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as Crohn’s and Colitis. This is because the gut changes and adapts to different exposures as we get older. Environmental influences and pollution can disturb the gut’s protective abilities and could trigger IBD in a person who has inherited the gene.
Therefore, keeping the air clean helps to reduce the likelihood of inciting this gut change and protects its health.
4. A psychological and emotional stabiliser
Recent evidence has highlighted a link between air pollution and mental health conditions such as:
- Childhood cognitive development
In particular, exposure to O3 and PM2.5 can damage the body’s neurovascular unit; this could contribute to the onset of psychiatric symptoms of the above conditions.
Air purification systems can help to filter out these potentially harmful particulates and promote prolonged mental wellbeing.
5. Improved, longer sleep patterns
Did you know that air pollution can have a negative impact on the amount of time you sleep? Research from China shows that increased levels of annual black carbon, NO3, Ozone, PM10 and other pollutants can result in:
- Shorter sleep duration
- Increased severity of sleep apnea
- Reduction in sleep efficiency
6. Reduces risk of cardiovascular diseases
Both particulate matter and ambient air pollution have been linked to serious cardiovascular diseases. Research shows that particle pollution can contribute to high blood pressure, whereas air pollution was shown to double the risk of cardiovascular disease in older people.
Taking greater care to clean and purify the air in your space can help you to reduce these risks and promote a long healthy life.
How to get clean air in your home or workplace
A high-quality indoor air purification system is one of the only ways to remove harmful particulate matter from the air inside your home or office effectively. That’s where Mars Purifier comes in.
Our medical-grade air purification systems feature H13 HEPA filters to trap and eliminate even the smallest particles from the air. This will help you to create a clean, healthy space so you can take advantage of all of the above health benefits.
Eager to learn more? Get in touch with a member of our team today.