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Blueair Publishes New White Paper Helping Consumers Stay Healthy As Climate Change Impacts Indoor Air Quality

News   •   Apr 08, 2016 11:16 UTC

Stockholm, Sweden, April 8, 2016 – A new White Paper from Blueair is geared to help consumers stay healthy when climate change makes their  indoor air quality worse. 

The White Paper notes how climate change isn’t just bad for the planet, it’s bad for our health too. Pointing to how extreme weather events resulting from climate change – from heat waves, drought and wildfires – are on the rise,  the paper says so too are the levels of greenhouse gases, airborne allergens and outdoor air pollution.

The result? Indoor air quality, which already is more polluted than the air outdoors, is getting worse. Scientific evidence points to an increase in the number of cases of infectious, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases resulting from climate change. Will
climate change affect you? And what can you do to stay healthy?

The White Paper does not just outline the problems but also proactively provides concrete advice about what people should try in order to counter the health impact of indoor air pollution, including:

- If possible, wait with your outdoor activity until the air is cleaner.
- Reduce your activity level (for example, go for a walk instead of a jog).
- Breathe through your nose, not through your mouth. Breathing through your nose
uses your body’s four-stage filtration system.
- Move your exercise inside.
- Use air purifiers to reduce indoor air pollutants.