22 Feb Could the Air You Breathe Trigger a Stroke?
Reuters published a terrifying story last week about the effects of air pollution on our health. It turns out that a “moderate” air quality day as compared to a “good” air quality day brings a higher risk of stroke in addition to other ailments.
As a sufferer of asthma, the quality of air inside and outside of my home is a matter of concern.
How can you tell if it’s a bad air quality day? Luckily, there a few website to help out.
Air Quality Reporting Sites:
- AirNow.gov, a site run by federal government agencies, provides a daily Air Quality Index as well as other useful information on air quality.
- The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology’s National Allergy Bureau has a daily mold and pollen report.
- The American Lung Association rates the air quality annually by state at stateoftheair.org.
- The Environmental Protection Agency has a feature on its website called “My Environment”, which gives you an up-to-date air-quality forecast for your zip code.
- Pollen.com offers a four-day allergy forecast using data from the National Weather Service.
Haley Mechanical carries quality air quality products, like Aprilaire and Lennox. These products will protect your entire home instead of just a single room, like most portable air cleaners. Call Haley Mechanical at 734-424-9170!