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5 Long-term Health Risks Associated with Poor Indoor Air Quality

Posted: July 22, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse COPD-respiratory-health-IAQ-air-purifiers-lungs

Air purifiers have gone from novelty to necessity as the global state of air quality becomes a more pressing issue. In the U.S. alone, more than 131 million people live in bad air, according to the National Resources Defense Council.

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Clean air vital to protect senior citizens’ weaker immune systems

Posted: June 12, 2015  |  By Elaine Lohse

Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) can significantly harm the lung health of senior citizens in residential retirement homes and similar facilities, according to a recent study. Researchers found that pollutants in the air were associated with regular coughing, wheezing and breathlessness, and that the presence of formaldehyde in the air increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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