Archive for July, 2010
Using air purification equipment makes a difference for those not only with allergies and asthma, but also with heart disease and sleeping problems as well
A team of scientists from Denmark and Sweden discovered that indoor air polluted with tiny particles that are breathed in and get into the bloodstream affected the performance of blood vessels, and potentially increased the risk of cardiovascular disease, in elderly people. When the air quality was improved using filters, their blood vessels worked much better.
The study is published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and was the work of Dr Steffen Loft of the Institute of Public Health, Department of Environmental Health, Copenhagen, in Denmark, and colleagues.
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In it’s official annual report, ‘The President’s Cancer Panel’ is recommending that people use home filtering devices to decrease exposure to cancer-causing agents.
The report, entitled ‘Reducing Environmental Cancer Risks: What We Can Do Now’, states:
“Individuals and families have many opportunities to reduce chemical exposures.
For example, filtering home tap water or well water can decrease exposure to numerous known or suspected carcinogens or endocrine-disrupting chemicals.
Unless the home water source in known to be contaminated, it is preferable to use filtered tap instead of commercially bottled water.”
If you would like to download the full version of this report for yourself, please click on the link below: