It’s not just about temperature.
The air we breathe in our home can effect our health. Many people today suffer from allergies and asthma.
We offer air quality products that will improve the quality of air in your home to help you breathe easier and make your indoor environment clean and healthy.
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is an index for reporting daily air quality. It tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you.
Today’s Air Quality Index
USMC Reserve Center, Hillsborough, Florida Real-time Air Quality Index (AQI)
The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air. EPA calculates the AQI for five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone, particle pollution (also known as particulate matter), carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide. For each of these pollutants, EPA has established national air quality standards to protect public health .Ground-level ozone and airborne particles are the two pollutants that pose the greatest threat to human health in this country.
About Your Health
Your air quality can negatively impact one’s health. Those with asthma need to closely monitor air quality, especially during the summer months.
Ground-level ozone occurs when gases emitted from cars and factories interact with sunlight. Ozone is typically at its highest during the summer months, when there is more sunshine and air is more stagnant.
This gas, which is one of the most common air pollutants, can trigger asthma attacks. Research shows that ozone concentration is directly related to asthma attacks and increases the need for increased asthma drug dosages and emergency treatments.
Airborne particles can also trigger asthma attacks and cause serious air quality issues. Airborne particles are tiny particles found in haze, smoke and dust and can easily make their way into your respiratory system.
Your Children’s Health
Children are more susceptible to pollutants than adults because they are still growing and breathe in proportionately more air. This means indoor pollutants, such as certain chemicals, particles and allergens, can cause more severe health effects in children.
Children breathe in a greater volume of air than adults relative to their body size. Children’s organs and respiratory, immune and neurological systems are still developing. Children are much closer to the ground, and as a result, breathe in more of the heavier airborne chemicals than do adults.
Infants and young children breathe through their mouths, more so than do adults, which increases their risk of pulmonary exposure to particulates and fibers, that would otherwise be filtered out in the nose. Therefore, children have a higher heart rate than adults, which allows substances that are absorbed into the blood to permeate tissues faster.
We Have The Solution
To Your Indoor Air Quality Concerns
It’s time for you to be comfortable and improve your home’s overall energy efficiency.