How Air Pollution Poses Largest Threat to Children

September 24, 2020

According to the World Health Organization, about 93% of children under 15 are exposed to air so polluted it puts their health at risk. They estimate that about 600,000 children die annually from acute respiratory infections caused by air pollution.

Air Pollution Affect on Children

While outdoor air can be polluted, indoor air is often worse. Indoor air can be very unhealthy to breathe, especially for children under the age of 15. They breathe in more air than adults when factoring in their small size and weight.

Polluted air even affects children in the womb. Pregnant women who breathe polluted air are more likely to have low birth-weight children. It can also cause neurodevelopmental problems, asthma, and cancer.

Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Air pollution is one of the leading dangers to the health of a child. There are devices you can have installed in your home that reduce indoor air pollution. The devices either improve ventilation in your home or filter air to remove airborne particles.

High Country HVAC of Centerville, UT, is an indoor air quality specialist. We offer whole-home indoor air cleaning solutions such as heat recovery vents and air scrubbers.

Heat Recovery Vents

Homes are intentionally built airtight, which prevents proper ventilation. You could open a window to improve ventilation, but that means heat escapes from your home in the winter and cool air in the summer.

A heat recovery vent exchanges the heat of vented indoor air to incoming outdoor air. This device keeps your home energy-efficient while ventilating it.

Air Scrubber

An air scrubber is installed in your home’s ductwork. It removes airborne particles such as volatile organic compounds, odors, dust, dirt, and pet dander. It does so by producing negative ions that find and retrieve pollutants in your home.

High Country HVAC can help you with indoor air quality, heating and cooling systems. We install, repair, and maintain furnaces and air conditioners. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you.

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