3 air pollutants that can harm the health


Posted at Aug 10 2018 01:32 PM

Air need not be as dark as smog to be harmful to one's health. 

Some pollutants are not visible, and can even be present in spaces that are supposed to be "safe," such as the home. 

These air contaminants, if left unchecked, might eventually lead to respiratory problems such as asthma, lung failure, bronchitis, and other illnesses.

Here are some air contaminants usually found indoors that can be dangerous to the health.

1. Tobacco smoke

Smoking affects not only the smokers themselves, but also those around them. Secondhand smoke contains harmful substances and chemicals which can cause serious damage to the body, and might also increase one's likelihood for cancer. 

2. Pet dander

Animals in one's home from beloved household pets to pesky rodents shed particles of skin which can cause allergic reactions in some people. A buildup of this in the air can pose a serious threat to those with asthma and other respiratory problems. 

3. Paint fumes

A fresh coat of paint can do a lot to make a room feel new. However, some paints emit toxic chemicals that can be harmful to the health. Exposure to these can cause dizziness, headaches, asthmatic reactions and increased stress on vital organs such as the lungs and heart.

Good air is something that people often take for granted until it is gone. 

Worry not because trusted appliance brand Whirlpool has released its 6th Sense Power Shield Air Purifier. 

It has a 4-stage air filtration system which has a pre-filter for human and pet hair, a HEPA filter for dust, pollen and smoke, and active carbon and photocatalyst filters for other hazardous substances that cannot be seen by the naked eye.

The Whirlpool 6th Sense Power Shield Air Purifier delivers fresh and natural air to protect your family's health, and is widely available in all leading appliance stores nationwide.

Whirlpool home appliances are exclusively distributed by Excellence Appliance Technologies and has over 200 service centers nationwide. 

To know more about this product along with other Whirlpool products, you may drop by their showrooms located in Quezon City, Cebu, Iloilo, Bacolod and Davao. You may also visit their website or follow updates on facebook.com/WhirlpoolPhilippines.

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