Breathe in Clean Air for Healthy Living and Active Wellness

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The United Nations has declared the International Day of Clean Air to be September 7 this year.

In support of the global effort for “healthy air, healthy planet,” the clean air initiative emphasizes the health aspects related to what we breathe in. The United Nations states, “This year’s focus is on prioritizing the need for healthy air for all, while keeping the conversation broad enough to encompass other critical issues such as climate change, human and planetary health as well as the Sustainable Development Goals.”1

Here are five main health benefits 2 we can enjoy simply by breathing in clean air:
Decreased Allergies and Asthma Symptoms
Cleaner Lungs
Improved Digestion
Improved Mood
Longer Life Span

We can’t always control outdoor air, but we can actively monitor our indoor air and keep it as fresh as possible. Here are five simple tips for keeping indoor air fresh and clean:
• A Portable Air purifiers Systems in the rooms you spend most time, especially bedrooms.
• Keep pets well groomed
• Take your shoes off before going inside.3 The dirt your shoes bring in can contain pesticides, pollen, fungi, bacteria and more undesirables. 3
• Indoor houseplants can help improve air quality research by the American Society for Horticultural Science For example, spider plants are effective at reducing benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide. 4
• Use natural cleaning products and remember to open your windows at least part of the day.

Nikken supports clean air every day with eco-friendly KenkoAir Purifier® and its HEPA replacement filters.

To celebrate the global effort for “healthy air, healthy planet” Nikken is offering two specials for the entire month of September. You save significantly when you purchase the September Exclusive Pack (Item 4445) by receiving the KenkoAir Purifier® and HEPA replacement filter for the price of the KenkoAir Purifier. In addition, all KAP HEPA filter replacements (Item 1445) are 20% off.

Resources:
BREATHE IN KENKOAIR!
KENKOAIR FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Self Care Hub Dr. Gary Lindner, physiologist, clears the air concerning air quality in your home. “Air quality is one, if not, the major pathway that toxic chemicals and particulates enter our bodies to cause innumerable health concerns. The potential impact of indoor air quality on human health is noteworthy for several reasons.
Centre of Disease Control What is a HEPA filter and Why use a portable HEPA air cleaner?
“Use portable high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) fan/filtration systems to enhance air cleaning Research shows that the particle size of SARS-CoV-2 is around 0.1 micrometer (µm). However, the virus generally does not travel through the air by itself. These viral particles are human-generated, so the virus is trapped in respiratory droplets and droplet nuclei (dried respiratory droplets) that are larger. Most of the respiratory droplets and particles exhaled during talking, singing, breathing, and coughing are less than 5 µm in size. By definition, a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter is at least 99.97% efficient at capturing particles 0.3 µm in size. This 0.3 µm particle approximates the most penetrating particle size (MPPS) through the filter. HEPA filters are even more efficient at capturing particles larger and smaller than the MPPS. Thus, HEPA filters are no less than 99.97% efficient at capturing human-generated viral particles associated with SARS-CoV-2.”

1 https://www.un.org/en/observances/clean-air-day
2 https://cascadeenviro.ca/5-important-health-benefits-of-clean-air/
3, 4 https://www.treehugger.com/ways-get-clean-air-without-chemicals-4864310

About Lorraine Martin

A retired Psychiatric Nurse worked in Saskatchewan, England, Switzerland and Nova Scotia. Wellness Coach for past 20 years promoting Living a Balance Lifestyle, in Harmony with Nature and Humans Being More through the 5 Pillars of Wellness, body mind, family, society and finances

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