Indoor Air Quality is Causing Harm to the Elderly in Nursing Homes: Here’s What We Know.

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Many individuals may not realize it, but there is a growing body of research that points to the quality of air circulating within a nursing home or other assisted living facilities is actually causing harm to the elderly people in their care. In some research presented in the European Respiratory Journal, researchers found that elderly people spent 80 – 90% of their time indoors. This metric points to the fact that clean air quality is critically important since elderly people are spending so much of their time indoors breathing this air. 

Often, if indoor air contaminants such as air pollutants, tobacco smoke, nitrogen oxide, or other airborne pollutants are circulating within the assisted living home, elderly people are going to be acutely more susceptible to harm brought on by prolonged exposure to these contaminants.

What Are Some of the Risks Associated with Long-term Exposure 

Prolonged exposure to poor air quality can result in a host of various adverse health effects. Here are some of the most common consequences of poor indoor air quality exposure:

  • Eye Irritation
  • Sore Throat
  • Congestion
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Hearth and Cardiovascular Problems

Of course, these risks to our elderly are unacceptable, especially with access to today’s modern air filtration systems. By investing in an air filtration system, the common airborne pollutants can be removed that cause this undo harm.

Benefits of A Commercial Grade Air Filtration System

At MatrixAir, we offer top-quality air filtration systems designed and built in the USA to remove unwanted airborne contaminants in their homes and in nursing homes alike through a triple filtration system. The MatrixAir triple filtration system removes up to 90-95% of all airborne hazardous contaminants from the air, even removing contaminants as small as 3 microns in diameter!

This additional layer of protection can ensure that the air your guests breathe is odor-free, promoting a safe, healthy exercise facility. 

Air Filtration System Overview

  • Triple Filtration: Many custom options available for specialized treatment, including super-efficient true HEPA/ULPA 99.99% filtering down to .3 microns.
  • Adaptable to new or existing systems: Many MatrixAir systems can be easily installed in new or existing systems using standard components.
  • Stand-alone options: Many home units do not require any installation, simple plug-in!

Next Steps

Ensure better air and quality of life for your patients with MatrixAir. With more than 30 years of experience, MatrixAir is dedicated to manufacturing highly efficient air filtration systems designed to accommodate any space!

To learn more MatrixAir air filtration systems or to find the perfect system for your space, call us at (603) 863-7553 or click here to contact us.