In colder climates, wood-burning stoves are a staple in many homes to provide a constant source of heat without relying on gas or electricity. Although it is a great way to save money on utilities, the byproduct released from wood-burning stoves can actually pose a danger to those in the home.
As wood burns, it releases smoke and ash into the air which then spreads throughout the home. These byproducts consist of gases and microscopic particles that can pass through the lungs and into the body causing long-term health effects, especially for children and the elderly.
Here are the short and long-term health effects of breathing in smoke and ash produced by wood-burning stoves.
Short-Term Health Effects:
· Asthma attack
· Aggravated allergies
· Shortness of breath
· Respiratory illnesses (bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.)
Long-Term Health Effects:
· Lung complications
· Chronic bronchitis
· Lung and other cancers
· Heart disease
· Premature death
An easy and immediate solution for reducing symptoms and improving air quality is with an air purifier. Air purification systems with HEPA filtration can remove up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants as small as 0.3 microns, that includes smoke and ash particles.
MatrixAir manufacturers industry-leading air purification systems designed on a triple filtration system. Each phase of the filtration system promotes a healthier, more comfortable environment for you and your family. From portable units to whole-house systems, MatrixAir has the solution for customized filtration based on your needs.
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