According to Aerias Air Quality Sciences, indoor pollutant levels can be two to five times higher and occasionally 100 times more polluted than outside. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ranked indoor air pollution as the one of top five environmental threats to public health and one of the largest remaining health risks in the United States. The American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology stated that 50% of all illnesses are either caused or irritated by poor indoor air quality. In the U.S, an estimated 20.3 million American have asthma, including 6.3 million children. Deaths from asthma have reached more than 180,000 annually and the number of people with asthma has increased by more than 60% since 1980. These numbers are alarmingly high and rising.
“The average household and office can seriously benefit their health by maintaining clean A/C or furnace filters or upgrading to a better quality filter. This is especially important to any person with allergies or a lowered immune system. We strive to help each of our customers find the best a/c filter or furnace filter for their home or office.”, noted Mark Platt, owner of A/C Filters 4 Less.
With an extremely long winter this year, most of the U.S. has spent the last 5-6 months only indoors keeping warm. Home and office buildings are now built so air tight that any indoor air pollutants are trapped inside, not to mention the chemicals used in many building products these days. Results have shown that one in five schools and 60% of hospitality facilities in the U.S has unsatisfactory indoor air quality. “By changing a/c filters and furnace filters on a regular basis and/or upgrading to a better quality filter, these numbers can change and our families can be healthier.”, states Platt.
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