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Air purification for house dust

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Numerous pathogens are normally found in untreated indoor air. This group includes mould spores, bacteria, animal hair and, above all, house dust allergens (mite faeces, excrement), but also heavy metals, soot and mineral fibres. Especially on warm days or during the heating season, large amounts of these suspended particles develop and are swirled around with the house dust in the indoor air.

Indoor pollution

It is not only the outdoor air that is polluted. Often the air quality indoors, where we spend the longest time during the day, is much worse. This applies to living rooms and bedrooms at home as well as to our workplace in the office or waiting rooms in public buildings. After being absorbed through the respiratory tract, the particles then come into contact with our mucous membranes and trigger the familiar allergy symptoms.

Allergy to mites?

According to estimates by allergy associations, up to 5 million people in Germany suffer from an allergy to mites and allergenic house dust. This makes house dust allergy the second most common form of allergy, right after hay fever, and the trend is rising. It is not the small mite animals themselves that trigger the allergic reactions, but the allergen-containing faeces. House dust mites are found throughout our living environment and release their droppings everywhere. The highest allergen concentration is measured in our bedrooms, where mites feel particularly comfortable and find the best conditions for reproduction. Our dead skin scales are the food basis for the mites, which can be found in sufficient quantities in mattresses and bed linen. If allergy sufferers breathe in the excrement with the room air, they can develop permanent allergic rhinitis and chronic respiratory diseases, even asthma attacks.

Air cleaners help with house dust allergies

The first thing to do when allergy symptoms appear should be to see a doctor. Only with a doctor's diagnosis and further treatment options can late effects or chronic diseases of a house dust allergy be prevented. In the course of treatment, doctors will often recommend an air purifier with a HEPA filter, which should comply with the air purifier standards so that house dust and allergenic particles are effectively separated from the room air. Suitable air filters have powerful filter systems. This draws in the air indoors, filters it and then releases it back into the room air. Depending on the equipment and filter package, the units can reduce a wide variety of pollutants and suspended particles.

Healthy indoor air

Poor air quality particularly affects small children and people who suffer from respiratory problems or allergies. Air purifiers prevent allergies and, when used correctly, provide room air that is virtually free of pollutants.

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