Haven 5 Blade Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo is available in six surface finishes and contains a matte white colored window brought light set. Ceiling Fan by Monte Carlo developed with a 3-speed. Poor indoor air quality can make us seriously ill, even kill us. But more often, it is a nuisance factor that masks an assortment of various lessthreatening but still troublesome maladies leading to loss of work days, reduced productivity, unhappy tenants, broken leases, vacant properties, strained management-owner relations, etc. Common materials can affect us in bothersome ways.
Haven 5 Blade Monte Carlo Ceiling Fans, Indoor Air Quality
Asthma and Allergie
If you are one of those who suffer from asthma or allergies, you are not alone. Between 1982 and 1991 the number of asthma cases reported in the United States increased by nearly 50 percent, according to the American Lung Association. In 1991, more than 5,000 Americans died from asthma, with some 200,000 emergency room treatments administered and an overall estimated $6.2 billion spent for various remedies and temporary relief.
Allergies, which often lead to asthma, are responsible for another 2,000 deaths according to the American College of Allergy and Immunology. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one in 20 Americans now suffers from this respiratory condition. Allergies and asthma cause more than 130 million lost school days and 13.5 million lost work days each year. Children are particularly at risk from asthma, because their defense mechanisms are not as established.
A study in Sweden reported that one-third of the population there has or has had some form of allergy or hypersensitivity, and the numbers are on the rise. It blamed such pollutants as tobacco smoke and mold, as well as changes in households including more use of carpeting, gaseous agents such as formaldehyde, NO2 and ozone, and less air circulation.
Said the study: “Allergen levels in public premises such as schools and day nurseries are often sufficient for sensitization and for acute symptoms in those already sensitized.”
Even this change in housekeeping was not overlooked: “A change in housing hygiene which has taken place over the past few decades and which is presumably an essential change, is that bedclothes are less often aired in windows.” Giving rise to increased populations of dust mites.
Linda Bean, a mother in Maine, was puzzled when her young son Troy was hospitalized seven times in one year, missing 47 days of school (according to a Honeywell Inc. case study). Mysteriously, the symptoms cleared up when he was at home—sick of school? Perhaps. It turns out the fourth grader was discovered to be especially sensitive to mold, mildew and dust, which happened to be prevalent in the portable classroom building he attended. His illness was attributed to asthma.
Asthma used to be associated only with pollen, spores and mold, but now is thought to be part of an overall decline in urban air quality. We often cannot get away from elevated levels of these things outdoors, but discomfort and illness indoors is almost always influenced by building factors. Filtration can eliminate some of these factors, but can also contribute by themselves if they are not changed on a regular basis.
A build-up of dirt and captured particles can serve as a medium or magnet to attract even more of this material, allowing it to build up and then disseminating it into the air stream by recirculating it. Conditions worsen if this material is allowed to become damp or wet, becoming a suitable breeding ground for microbes and bacteriologicals