Air is the source of our life. We breathe about 20000 times a day, and the amount of air we breathe is about 17 cubic meters or 17 kilograms. Without air, we cannot survive for a moment.
The quality of air directly affects our physical health and development, and for pregnant women, air quality is even more crucial. Because pregnant women are not only responsible for their own bodies, but also for the growth and development of the fetus. If pregnant women breathe unclean, unsafe, and uncomfortable air, it can bring various hazards and risks to themselves and the fetus.
So, what are the requirements for air quality for pregnant women? How can we meet these requirements? Let's take a look together.
Firstly, pregnant women have high requirements for the oxygen content in the air. Oxygen is an essential element for maintaining life activities, which can help our cells breathe and metabolize, producing energy and heat. Pregnant women need more oxygen to support their own and fetal growth and development. If the oxygen content in the air is too low, pregnant women will feel dizzy, weak, drowsy, and lack of concentration. Long term hypoxia can also lead to impaired blood circulation and placental function in pregnant women, affecting the blood and oxygen supply to the fetus, and increasing the risk of premature birth, miscarriage, and low body weight.
Therefore, when providing an air environment for pregnant women, we need to ensure that there is sufficient oxygen content in the air. Generally speaking, it is best to have an oxygen content of around 21% in the air, maintain sufficient fresh air indoors, and ensure that the indoor carbon dioxide concentration does not exceed 800ppm.
Secondly, pregnant women have high requirements for air pollutants. Pollutant refers to any harmful or potentially harmful substance present in the air, which can be solid, liquid, or gaseous.
Pollutants such as car exhaust, factory emissions, and sandstorms can diffuse indoors through the atmosphere. These pollutants mainly include sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone, particulate matter, etc. These pollutants can cause various adverse effects on pregnant women and fetuses, such as irritation to the eyes, throat, and nasal cavity, causing coughing, wheezing, headaches, etc; Damage to lung tissue, increasing the risk of respiratory infections and lung cancer; Affects the cardiovascular system, leading to hypertension, arrhythmia, etc.
Carbon dioxide, VOC, formaldehyde, etc. emitted by the human body indoors; Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released from decorative materials such as furniture, carpets, curtains, etc; Odors and chemical components emitted by daily use of cleaning agents, insecticides, aromatherapy and other chemicals; And biological pollution caused by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, dust mites, etc. These pollutants can also cause various adverse effects on pregnant women and fetuses, such as causing allergic reactions, skin itching, nasal congestion, etc; Irritating to the eyes, throat, and nasal cavity, causing coughing, wheezing, headaches, etc; Damage to the liver, kidneys, and nervous system increases the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Therefore, when providing an air environment for pregnant women, we need to maintain clean air.
To achieve these goals, we use air purifiers to purify the air and reduce indoor air pollutants to a safe level.
Of course, not all air purifiers are suitable for use in maternity rooms. When selecting equipment, we need to consider the following aspects based on the characteristics of the maternity room and the needs of pregnant women:
- Purification capacity: Select appropriate air purifier parameters based on the area and height of the pregnant woman's room. It is recommended that the purification capacity of the air purifier can ensure 5 cycles per hour, which can ensure the purification speed and efficiency.
- Choose the appropriate type of purification principle: Choose a physical filtration type air purifier with comprehensive purification capabilities, such as an air purifier equipped with HEPA and activated carbon filter screens, which can comprehensively filter particulate pollutants, chemical pollutants, and odors, with high efficiency. However, it is necessary to pay attention to the loading amount of activated carbon. Most brands on the market rarely use or even do not use activated carbon, In this way, their ability to purify VOC chemical pollutants and odors is very poor. At the same time, be careful not to use purifiers that use high-voltage electrostatic principles, as they can easily generate secondary pollutants such as ozone and nitrogen dioxide.
Low noise: Air purifiers require a motor to drive the wind wheel to drive air flow. Improper design can produce some uncomfortable high-frequency noise. Although well-designed purifiers may inevitably have some noise, the sound quality is similar to natural wind sound, which is not unacceptable. High quality air purifiers all use DC brushless motors, which can control noise perfectly and save electricity.
Certified by safety regulations: High quality air purifiers, such as ETL/FCC, are strictly certified by safety regulations and do not generate electromagnetic radiation, which affects the health of pregnant women and fetuses.
In short, when providing pregnant women with a clean, safe, and comfortable air environment, we cannot ignore the importance and role of air purifiers. The use of suitable and high-quality air purifiers can help us protect our beloved pregnant women and fetuses, allowing them to embrace new lives with health and happiness.
The Jafända air purifier uses a large area of HEPA filtering material, with a large filtering area and long service life. At the same time, it uses high-quality activated carbon that is several times or even dozens of times heavier than competitive brands on the market. It has strong ability to comprehensively purify particulate pollutants such as PM2.5, VOC, and odors, making it the first choice for pregnant women. We particularly recommend JF888 and JF999 air purifiers.