Babies and small children are particularly vulnerable when it comes to indoor air pollution. They breathe more rapidly than adults, so the potential to inhale more pollutants is high. Plus, their respiratory systems are still developing making it difficult for them to filter out toxins.
The problem arises because pollution levels inside your home can be up to five times higher than they are outside – especially if you have a modern home. Not to mention, carpets, flooring, soft furnishings, cleaning products, and furniture can all emit dangerous chemicals and VOCs into the environment, too. Highly efficient insulation and modern building techniques mean our homes are often sealed shut tight, with nowhere for pollutants to go.
This can mean higher possible exposure to air pollution that can affect a child’s neurodevelopment and increases the risk of asthma and childhood cancer.
Advice from the CDC, WHO, and EPA is clear: to minimize the spread of airborne viruses like COVID-19, in indoor spaces, portable HEPA air purifiers are recommended. In fact, an extensive review by the EPA concluded the combination of HEPA and Carbon is the safest and most effective solution. Purifiers that use UV lights, Ionization, and PCO technology are not ideal because they can produce dangerous byproducts that are then emitted into the air.
According to an EPA report, a significant amount of HEPA and Carbon must be used in your air purifier’s filtration otherwise filters will need to be changed often (every few months). That’s why the Austin Air Bedroom Machine has:
No one in the industry even comes close to using that much. This ensures a long filter life of up to 5 years.
“That’s the impact of Austin.”
Austin Air has worked with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the number one children's hospital in the country and have been clinically proven to improve childhood asthma and reduce the number of visits to the ER.
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