I’m often asked by people I meet – homeowners, technicians or industry professionals – why I’m such a staunch proponent for air purification.
It’s pretty simple really.
I have a disease called Disseminated Coccidioidomycosis that I acquired after inhaling a Cocci Mold spore when I was a toddler. It’s grown inside my body ever since.
Although, currently under control, I’ve fought the affliction for over 65-years with the assistance of the best physicians, multiple surgeries and a daily regimen of a particularly expensive antifungal medication, which I’ll take it for the rest of my life.
I tell you not to solicit sympathy but to provide a testimony to what can happen if you ignore the air you breathe. Had my parents had at their disposal, in 1950, the wide array of air purification products available to us today, my story may have been different.
So, for good health, I encourage everyone to make the air inside their home is as clean and pure as you possibly can.
If you do, you will be rewarded:
- As A Parent
You will be rewarded by knowing that you are adding an extra tier of protection for your family and particularly your younger children. The World Health Organization says that over 50% of premature deaths among children under 5 are due to pneumonia caused by particulate matter inhaled from household air pollution. And the American Lung Association says that childhood asthma is at epidemic proportions.
- As A Senior Adult
It could help you live longer or at least make your quality of life better. According to research conducted by the federal government’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), we are vulnerable and most of us show significant relationships between exposure to major indoor air pollutants and various short-term and long-term respiratory health outcomes such as wheezing, breathlessness, cough, phlegm, asthma, COPD, lung cancer and more rarely lung function decline. According to Medical News Today in a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine indoor air pollution potentially increases the risk of cardiovascular disease but improves when the air is filtered.
- If You Suffer From An Immunosuppressive Disease
According to Greenguard.org, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), if you have an immunosuppressive disease or take medication that suppress your immune system, you are at increased risk for adverse health effects from indoor air pollutants. People who are waiting for or have recently had organ transplants are another high risk group, as again, their immune systems may be impaired, which severely limits their ability to fight off infections and disease and in general may make them more sensitive to irritants.
Don’t Hesitate To Call
If you have children in the home, if you are a senior, if you are taking immunosuppressant drugs, if for any reason, you have any questions or concerns about your indoor air quality or how to make the air in your home safer, call me at 817-329-0334. Telephone calls are Free and our services are not that expensive.
Texas Air Doctors, CEO