For people who suffer from asthma, air quality is a key issue. Exposure to ultrafine airborne particles causes inflammation in the airways of the lungs. Ranging from minor to severe, asthma symptoms are different for different people. You may have symptoms once in a while – during exercise, for example – or your symptoms can be ongoing. With asthma and children, the symptoms really get in the way of normal activities, since children tend to be so active.
- Shortness of breath
- Tight or painful chest
- Trouble sleeping due to coughing or wheezing
- Whistling or wheezing
If you exercise, doing so when the air is cold and dry can make your asthma worse. Allergies such as pet dander, excrement, and debris from cockroaches, or pollen can also trigger asthma conditions. If you are sensitive to chemicals, gases, or dust, and are exposed to them at work, you may increase your chances of experiencing a more severe asthma attack.
Airborne pollen from trees, grasses and weeds has a way of finding its way indoors. In addition to pollen, the main indoor asthma triggers in the home are dust mites, mold, pets, cockroaches and household irritants. Secondhand smoke can also bring on symptoms in the home for adults and children who suffer from asthma.
The answer is yes, air purifiers do work for asthma relief. In addition to taking care of asthma triggers around your home, air pollution and asthma are strongly linked. Fortunately, a healthy environment for asthma sufferers can be maintained by the use of an air purifier.
When it comes to choosing an air purifier for asthma it’s best to opt for an air purifier that is highly efficient in filtering out both large and ultrafine particles. Airborne for very long periods of time, ultrafine particles are best captured with air purifiers instead or vacuuming them up once they settle on the floor.
The good news is that the HEPASilent™ technology used in all Blueair models efficiently removes at least 99.97% of ultrafine particles associated with asthma.*
Sometimes, asthma symptoms can be triggered by airborne household chemicals instead of (or in addition to) particles in the air. In this case, we recommend using a filter with activated carbon in your Blueair purifier to remove chemicals and gases from the air. Using air purifiers for tobacco smoke can help prevent asthma attacks in people with sensitive lungs who live in an environment where smoke is present.
To select the best Blueair purifier for asthma, make sure to consider room size. It is best to choose an air purifier with a recommended room size larger than your room dimensions, especially for people with highly sensitive lungs.
*Tested on particles down to 0.1micron according to EN1822
Blueair air purifiers are simple to use and have something special: We are the only major air purifier brand to verify 100% of our models for performance for Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).