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Asthma and Air Purification

If you have a child with asthma or you suffer from asthma than you might want to create a safer environment at home by removing things that trigger asthma. Careful observation on your part as well as some help from your doctor can go a long way in helping your child. Asthma is basically a disease of respiratory tract characterized by symptoms such as coughing, shortness of breath and tightness in chest. While you can not control the genetic factors that cause asthma but certainly environmental factors are in your hand.

Maintaining quality of air inside your home is an important way of managing asthma. Room filters or cleaners are quickly gaining popularity as one of the ways of controlling asthma symptoms. They are even helpful to those who suffer from chronic bronchitis or hay fever. Room filters or room air cleaners might even come in handy if you are living with a smoker (although its advisable to avoid smoking in home if any member of the family suffers from asthma).

Room air cleaners work by removing small particles from the air. There are many varieties available in the market. HEPA filters are probably one of the best known mechanical air filters available. Its fan forces the air inside the room to pass through a screen which traps the allergens, dust particles and smoke. Directing the fan towards carpet or curtains will cause the dust to rise that can prove harmful. There are two major drawbacks for HEPA filters. One is the amount of electricity consumed while running HEPA filters and the other is noise that the running fan makes which can be quite annoying.

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