To Breathe is to Live: The Importance of Clean Air

Mar 2, 2020

Americans spend an average of 90 percent of their time indoors1 where some pollutants are often two to five times higher than they are outdoors.2 The people most susceptible to the negative effects of both indoor and outdoor air pollution, are the very young, older adults and those who already suffer from cardiovascular or respiratory diseases.3

Indoor air pollution has increased in recent decades due to various factors. These include an increase in the use of synthetic building materials and furnishings, and a proliferation of chemically-based personal care products, pesticides and household cleaners. Any building or residence that lacks sufficient ventilation is likely to circulate unclean air.

Health effects associated with indoor air pollutants include irritation of the eyes, nose and throat, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory diseases, heart disease and cancer.Tobacco smoke, cockroach and other insect droppings, dust mites, mold, pet dander, artificial fragrances, carpeting fumes and more  can cause serious health problems. Respiratory ailments can range from sneezing to full on asthma, bronchitis, emphysema and COPD.5

The KenkoAir Purifier® is patented to generate negative ions that give you the feeling of being in Nature. Multiple-stage filtration captures up to 99.97% of 0.3 micron particles in the air. In keeping with the Nikken pledge to go green and to be respectful of the environment, the KAP operates ozone-free and is therefore non-toxic and helps reduce the overall amount of emissions. California is one of the strictest states in reviewing air cleaning products, and the KAP is manufactured to surpass those standards.

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Because we live such hectic lives, the need for convenience has produced a lot of disposable or one-use items. This adds to the problem of waste that has nowhere to go, thus adding to landfill. The KAP is made with recyclable materials: polyurethane, polypropylene, activated carbon, microfiber and ABS plastic. And, there is a reusable pre-filter, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of the product.

Using the KenkoAir Purifier not only supports the Active Wellness lifestyle, but it also helps our efforts to sustain the environment. Use and share the KAP, as the entire Wellness Community deserves to breathe clean air with a clean conscience!

 

 

1, 2, 3, 4 https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality

5https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/health+topics/health+conditions+prevention+and+treatment/infectious+diseases/viral+respiratory+infections/viral+respiratory+infections+including+symptoms%2C+treatment+and+prevention

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