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Breathe a Little Easier: Clearing the Air in Your Home

If you find that youre constantly coughing or sneezing or experiencing joint pain, headaches, nausea or skin rashes, it may not be the flu or the weather but rather the air in your home.
Our houses are making us sick, asserts John Bower, a Unionville, Ind., builder and author of The Healthy House.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agrees, noting that Americans spend on average about 90 percent or more of their time indoors, where pollutant levels may be two to five times (and possibly more than 100 times) as high as the levels outdoors.
Most of us dont think about it, because we cannot see the pollution, and sometimes we cant smell it, says a representative for the American Lung Association in Orange County, Calif.
That is why keeping your indoor air clean is paramount to maintaining a healthy household, say experts.
And contrary to popular belief, every home, both old and new, has its potential pollutants, says the EPA.
For instance, homes built before 1978 are more likely to contain lead-based paint and have been built with asbestos insulation. In newer, greener homes, the use of energy efficiency makes homes soundproof and airtight, but also effectively traps potentially carcinogenic gasses and other pollutants causing headaches and nausea and exacerbating allergies.
So, whats a homeowner to do?
Other than dusting and vacuuming on a regular basis, and changing your air filters quarterly, you might want to consider using technology to help clean your inside air, such as the Air Scrubber Plus air purifier system [www.airscrubberplus.com].
This device, which is installed into existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, uses ActivePure technology to reduce contaminants by up to 99 percent in the air and on the surfaces of the home.
ActivePure is a variation of the technology used by NASA for the International Space Station and is recognized as the exclusive Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation in its category.
There are millions of people with asthma and allergies around the country, said Tom Lozano, executive director of Air Scrubber Plus. In-depth testing proves that our technology can reduce chemical odors, cigarette smoke, dush, pollen and mold.
By using Air Scrubber Plus, in conjunction with other clean air solutions, you can be assured that the air youre breathing is fresh and clear.
As people grow more concerned about indoor air quality, we are seeing increased demand for indoor air purification solutions from homeowners all over the country, says Lozano.
For more tips on purifying the air in your home, visit www.airscrubberplus.com.
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