We all know that the hot summer sun can be bad for our skin, but did you know that the air quality during the summer months can pose a health risk as well? UV rays from the sun are stronger in the summer, causing more ozone to accumulate in the atmosphere and particularly in big cities, heat can cause outdoor air quality to worsen. The calm skies of summer can cause pollutants that have been released into the air to stagnate and hover in the skies, becoming thick layers of smog. This increase in pollution can be potentially harmful to those with asthma, allergies, or other respiratory conditions, often contributing to symptoms or causing reactions.
Keep safe throughout the summer by checking air quality forecasts and planning your outings during the day when pollutants aren’t as concentrated in the air. If you usually exercise or perform strenuous activities outdoors, try something new and workout to a fun video or podcast at home. If you do decide to soak up the sun, try to steer clear of locations that are near freeways or other high-pollutant producing areas like big cities. If you relax indoors to beat the heat, use an air purifier to keep indoor air fresh and clean. Whatever you decide to do this summer, do it with clean air in mind inside your home and out.
We all know that poor air quality is bad for you, but just how bad is it really? Some of these air quality statistics shown in the below infographic may shock you. For instance 186.1 million Americans live in 525 different counties that are exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution (either ozone or particles in the air). 6 out of 10 people are exposed to short-term or long-term levels of pollution or ozone. Breathing ozone may trigger a variety of health conditions including: coughing, chest pain, congestion and throat irritation. Check out the infographic for more statistics.
Air Quality Statistics Infographic by RabbitAir
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The air quality statistics infographic above provides an alarming amount of information about the air many of us breath on a daily basis. We usually do not have direct control of the quality of our air outside, however we can control the quality indoors with an air purifier. Read more about indoor air quality.
Rabbit Air offers a certified asthma and allergy friendly air purifier that is based on our popular MinusA2 design. The asthma & allergy friendly™ Certification Program, administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), is an independent program created to scientifically test and identify consumer products that are more suitable for people with asthma and allergies.