People live indoors: Between home and work, most people spend around 90 percent of their time inside buildings. And though keeping out of the elements likely improves our health in many ways, there are also times when living indoors can literally make us sick. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, as much as 50 percent of the illnesses we suffer from can be traced, at least in part, to one thing: our poor indoor air quality.
The reason why so many illnesses can be traced to indoor air quality is because the air inside the average home is actually quite dirty: It can be filled with a range of biological contaminants that cause health problems, such as allergens and germs.
How can you get rid of such pollutants, and the health problems they cause? The answer might surprise you. UV lights are known for their use in tanning salons. There are different types of UV lights, though, and some UV lights can give you more than just a tan. In the right frequency, UV light is deadly to organisms like disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and mold. Special UV lights that produce this frequency are now available for use in your home’s HVAC system, to kill off the dangerous contaminants in your indoor air. The lights are typically installed inside your duct system, so they remain out of sight, concentrated in a small area. Since your HVAC system circulates all the air in your house through that small area, over and over again, it can be very effective at clearing your air of bioaerosol pollution.
This is a tried-and-true method for preventing health problems; in fact UV lights have been used for many years in hospitals to keep diseases from spreading, and they also are used in sensitive laboratories and clean rooms to prevent biological contamination. Now you can use the same technology in your home to protect your family’s health.
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