Recently Canada’s wildfire problem has become more and more serious, bringing a lot of trouble to local people. In addition to outdoor environment impact, wildfire smoke also has a negative impact on indoor air quality, especially families with pregnant women and elderly people need to pay attention to this problem. In this article we will discuss how air pollution affects health of special groups and how to use air purifiers to protect their health.
Health effects of wildfire smoke on pregnant women and elderly people
During wildfire smoke period, air pollution is serious. Pollutants in smoke
include PM2.5 PM10 volatile organic compounds sulfur dioxide and nitrogen
dioxide etc., they cause more harm to health of pregnant women and elderly
(1) Pregnant women
Pregnant women inhale too much PM2.5 and PM1.0 particles will affect fetal health easily leading to premature birth low birth weight children etc… At the same time air pollution may also affect immune system and respiratory system of pregnant women increasing risk of pregnancy complications.
(2) Elderly people
Elderly people’s physical function declines immunity is weak especially vulnerable to air pollution impact long-term exposure in harmful gases will lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease asthma cardiovascular disease etc…
How air purifiers protect health of pregnant women and elderly people
Air purifiers can effectively filter out various pollutants and odors in indoor air keep indoor air clean for families with pregnant women or elderly people using efficient air purifiers is very important below are some key issues on selection and use of air purifiers some suggestions hope they help you.
(1) Filter PM2.5
Choose an air purifier with efficient HEPA and activated carbon filtration system which can filter out PM2.5 particles and chemical harmful gases provide a clean safe living environment for pregnant women and elderly people.
(2) Activated carbon filter
Activated carbon filter can effectively remove odors and harmful substances in air it is recommended to choose an air purifier with activated carbon filter make home environment more fresh.
(3) Air quality monitoring
Some high-end air purifiers also have air quality monitoring function which can real-time detect PM2.5 indoor air quality indicators let you know about air quality situation and take measures in time.
(4) Regularly replace filters
Generally speaking filters of air purifiers need regular replacement ensure their filtration effect especially in polluted environment use filter replacement cycle will be more frequent Pregnant women and elderly people belong to special groups if you are looking for a way to protect health of pregnant women or elderly people at home then an air purifier may be key you need With Canada’s wildfires spreading indoor air quality may get worse In this article we will introduce how to use an air purifier to protect health of pregnant women and elderly people and explain why this is very important for them.