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Why the White House Recommends Using Air Purifiers for Cleaner Indoor Spaces

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Living in the United States, when the most significant issues regarding our health and environment reach “the top” — it means the White House is talking about them.

A recent article was published by the head of the White House Office of Science & Technology, Dr. Alonda Nelson. It covers the importance of clean air in light of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and what you can do to protect yourself. There’s no doubt: a  valuable discussion about improving indoor air quality is essential to our nation’s health.

FilterQueen’s mission improves lives by removing harmful pollutants from the air in your home, office, or any indoor space. Our Defender air purifier is the proven choice for your health and comfort.

Let’s plunge into solutions the White House offers to improve indoor air quality and useful tips you can apply today.

Why Is Indoor Air Quality So Important Anyway?

Worldwide actions like purifying water, improving landfills, and recycling plastics ensure the best for everyone. Cleaner air is a growing concern for good reason. SARS-CoV-2 brought this necessary conversation to the forefront. As we all witnessed, dangerous airborne particles spread like wildfire.

Even when we can’t see it, we breathe it in. Simple, but that’s how numerous bacteria and viruses spread. We understand that millions of immunocompromised individuals live with the fear of inhaling these life-threatening particles. Many of us have had the luxury of not thinking about it — until COVID arrived.

We all want effective and practical solutions to protect our health, and clean air is one of them. 

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is concerned about pollutants and sources like1:

  • Fireplaces & Chimneys
  • Household Cleaning Products
  • Stoves
  • Smoke
  • Lead
  • Radon
  • Indoor Particulate Matter
  • Volatile Organic Compounds

The importance of clean air is being promoted at the national level because more evidence suggests both short and long-term health consequences of unfiltered air.

Short-term consequences like contracting a virus in the air are especially scary for those with health vulnerabilities, as we’ve recently seen. Long-term consequences can be linked to cancer or respiratory diseases.1 It’s no wonder Dr. Nelson, who is also the Deputy Assistant to the President – dedicated an entire article to improving indoor air quality.

The White House and many Federal departments worked together to launch the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge this past March. Part of their efforts to fight the spread of airborne diseases like SARS-CoV-2, is providing easy solutions for business owners to obtain cleaner air. The EPA helped create an action plan for businesses.

The key points are ways to improve the indoor air with ventilation and cleaning with air purifiers. Right now, we know businesses are looking to protect their employees and customers. It’s crucial to be fully staffed and healthy for businesses to function optimally.

Let’s look at ways to improve indoor air quality at home or the office directly from the National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan from the Biden-Harris Administration!

Actions You Can Do To Immediately Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

There are small, simple actions that can bring better air into our rooms and clean the air that’s already there. Keep reading to find out why ventilation and purifying the air are practical solutions the White House recommends.

    1. Ventilation

      The air in closed spaces moves less, causing airborne contaminants to linger a lot longer. Ventilation is all about moving the air around and changing it.  Research shows outdoor air is cleaner, so ventilation allows movement from outside to inside.

      When air particles move around, some of them go outside — dispersing particles indoors and lowering concentrations of whatever’s in the air — including viruses. Opening windows is the classic, good-old-fashioned way to get fresh air inside.

      For our building owners looking for solutions, your HVAC system is a great place to start and should be looked at by an expert. When ventilation isn’t an option, air purifiers are your next tool.

        2. Air Purifiers & Filtration

          Not everyone has access to the same ventilation options. Consider the frigid winter months for the Midwest – they won’t open the windows for months. Or, what about people with allergies who need to keep all the pesky pollen outside…from getting inside!

          When ventilation is limited, air purifiers are the sure way to improve your indoor air quality. The High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is the industry standard for removing toxic particles from the air. When it comes to enhancing indoor air for everyone, air purifiers are changing the world.

          Continued research shows changing the air multiple times can reduce the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission.2

          Most HEPA filters claim to remove 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. FilterQueen likes to go above and beyond that standard…

          The Defender Air Purifier is Your Tool For Extra Protection

          When the White House is taking more measures to improve indoor air and make the public aware of it, we’re thrilled. We live and breathe making the world better with clean air. It’s an important discussion to have from home to business owners. Clean air affects everyone.

          Our Defender air purifier removes 99.99% of particles down to 0.1 micron!

          Not only does our air purifier remove and trap harmful pollutants, but also nasty allergens and odors that linger in indoor spaces — leaving you with the freshest air around!

          Windows don’t need to be open with our 360° intake continuously (and quietly) moving around indoor air for filtration. It brings unfiltered air in through the bottom, and delivers clean air back into your space from the top.

          We’re proud to offer a LIFETIME perpetual warranty for our customers. When you’re investing in your health and comfort, rest assured FilterQueen is a trustworthy choice. We’ve been a major player in the indoor air quality business since 1928.

          FilterQueen has cared about improving the lives of our customers for over 90 years, with solutions that work. You can feel confident in your investment from a company that’s been around longer than the rest. We didn’t just pop up because of a worldwide virus; we’ve been a technology leader in the industry of clean air since the beginning.

          An air purifier is an investment for you and your loved one's health. Whether you’re running a business or looking for added protection at home, the Defender will get the job done.

          Learn more about our story or the Defender here.


          Sources:

          1. https://www.epa.gov/report-environment/indoor-air-quality
          2. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23744731.2021.1944665