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Are E-Cigarettes Unsafe?

Are E-Cigarettes Unsafe?

The health risks of smoking cigarettes are now widely known and the ever-increasing prices of cigarettes are intended to discourage people from smoking. Also, in many countries, it is now illegal to smoke in a public place. Many smokers use e-cigarettes as an alternative, with vaping largely free of the negative connotations associated with smoking. However, research has shown that e-cigarettes are not a whole lot healthier than the time-honored tobacco equivalents.

Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is known to have addictive properties and to make users more susceptible to other addictive substances. Researchers from the New York School of Medicine found that nicotine from e-cigarettes could lead to cancer due to damaging string DNA. Also, Swedish researchers discovered that the use of e-cigarettes containing nicotine results in increased heart rate and blood pressure within 30 minutes.

This infographic from Union Quay Medical Centre  in Ireland, educating children from a young age about its dangers and implementing stricter regulations about the sale and advertising of e-cigarettes.

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What is the benefits of owning an Air Purifier in your child’s room?

By Guest Blogger Denis L.

What is the benefits of owning an Air Purifier in your child’s room?



Protecting your children and grandchildren is a parent’s ultimate responsibility and is important especially these days.  We want healthy, happy, thriving children and focus our efforts in assuring that they have everything that they need to succeed.  Air Purifiers take the air that we breathe and make sure that it is the best it can be for you and your kids who can be more susceptible to airborne based pathogens giving you added peace of mind that you’re doing everything that you need to keep you and your family safe and breathing easily.

So, what’s the big deal about an air purifier and why do you need it?  Well, the main thing that they do is to scrub the air and remove airborne pathogens, dust, and bacteria that may be flying through the air of your home you not even know it.  Just like the air outside, air in your home may be littered with nasty microscopic bugs trying to get your children sick, and we can’t have that, can we?  An air purifier will remove these and other pesky pollutants to decrease the number of bad particles in the air to help your children breathe and remain healthy by increasing the air quality in your home.

For newborn (and especially premature) babies, air quality is essential in the early development of the lungs.  You want to ensure that the best possible environment is created to ease your child from the sterile environment of the hospital to your home.  Pet dander and second-hand smoke are especially harmful to babies and an air purifier removes these from the air with ease.  Though you may not be a smoker yourself, second-hand smoke can lead to developmental defects and links have now been shown to cause lung issues and asthma well into adulthood, if not your child’s entire life.  Removing the dander (for cats or dogs) and smoke from your home, as well as any other pollutants, creates an environment for your child to thrive.  We recommend that if you smoke, or have a family member that does, or have pets in the home that you get an air purifier as soon as possible.

When it comes to air purifiers, there are many options for those considering purchasing one.  Choosing the correct one for you and your family will depend on a few important factors.  The main factor to take into consideration is the size of area you’re trying to purify.  It may make sense to put one only in your child’s room, but it would only be effective while they’re in their room.  How much time does your child spend there over time spent in the rest of the house?  Room purifiers can handle anywhere between 200-500 square feet on average depending on the model.  Getting an air purifier that covers the whole house is a much better option not only for you children, but for your whole family as well to benefit from having an air purifier.  These purifiers mostly attach to the main heating or cooling system of your home and ensure that the whole home has clean air to breathe.

After you’ve chosen the appropriate size of air purifier for your needs you’ll need to choose an appropriate brand to make the best decision for you and your family.  Each brand’s purifiers are configured differently so keep this in mind when making your decision.  Is the filter reusable or does it need to be purchased each year and if that’s the case, how expensive is it?  This should be taken into consideration with the price of the purifier itself to compare prices between brands.  There are even some purifiers that don’t need filters, but could be more expensive initially.  Taking the time to weigh these options with the appropriate maintenance fees for later use will allow you to make an informed decision and ensure that you can keep this air purifier running all year to ensure that your family is as healthy as possible.

Also take into consideration you own unique circumstances.  Do you have problems with second hand smoke or pet dander?  Some brands specialize in one or the other (and some do specialize in both) so taking this into consideration will make sure that your air purifier works best for your home.  All air purifiers clean the air, it’s just what specifically would work best for your family in your particular situation.

The new focus on air quality aligns with the popularity of air purifiers.  From checking air quality levels on our phones to it being a regular part of newscasts now, people are more aware of the air they breathe.  Air quality is important outside the home, why not inside as well?  Everyone benefits from having an air purifier from: elderly, newborns, asthma sufferers, and the normal everyday person with not health or respiratory problems.

One of the best things about the air purifiers today is that they’re not huge, bulky units that take up a ton of floor space.  They are compact and can easily be moved from room to room.  Depending on your circumstances you may even have yours be portable and take to work or on vacation to a cabin or hotel.  They are normally light weight and make transportation super easy.  These small portable types are even powerful enough to purify your whole home’s air making these great, sensible options with the ease of still being portable if needed.  This is also really important if you’re planning to move so you can take your air purifier with you when you leave!

Any purifier that you purchase will come with a HEPA Air Purifier Filter.  A HEPA filter is a high-efficiency particular air filter that can remove more than 99% of dust particles making a significant improvement in the air quality of your home.  HEPA is specifically targeted for those have respiratory issues such as Emphysema, COPD, and asthma and can even help children and young people reduce their likelihood of contracting these later in life as adults.  HEPA filters also ease symptoms for those with respiratory issues like asthma by alleviating almost all the dust that accumulates in your home.

Dogs are a man’s best friend but can definitely affect the air quality in your home with dander and pet smells.  The air purifier is your best kept secret weapon to have pets in the homes but not the smells or dander that comes along with them.  This can help you make the decision to enrich your family’s lives by getting a pet also or increasing your air quality with your favorite pooch that you already have.  Plus, even if you don’t bathe them up a regular basis (or semi-regular we won’t judge), you will still have nice, pure air to breathe so friends and family won’t even know!  How great is that?

Purchasing an air purifier also doesn’t have to break the bank.  While the ones that purify your whole home are obviously more expensive, anything is better than nothing.  Take the time to research which air purifier would work best in your situation whether you’re looking for the whole home purifier or just for a room.  There are reputable companies online and a ton of review sites that place them side by side for easy comparison.  You’ll know which works best when taking into consideration the price, specialty of dander, smoke, or both; and the filter options.  Plus, the manufacturers understand that it will become part of your home décor and are more visually pleasing than previously years with many different size and color options.  Some even have LED lights and menus.  Any air purifier that you purchase will become a valued part of your home and a stylish addition as well.

To review, we definitely recommend a whole home air purifier over a one or two-room models.  There are even ones that best humidifier for babies rooms and their susceptible respiratory systems.  These are especially beneficial for young children or those born premature to help them thrive.  Take care of yourself and family by taking control of the air you breathe in your home and make the best decision for your budget.  Your family, your friends, your pets, and houseguests will all appreciate the investment you made in their health and increasing the air quality where you’re at most, your home!

 Source: The Soothing Air


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