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- What is legionnaire's disease?
- How does someone get legionnaire's disease?
- How can I protect myself against it?
- Just how common is it?
What is Legionnaire's Disease and How Do You Get It?Legionnaire's disease is among the diseases that was not discovered until relatively recently. It takes its name from the source of its discovery, an annual meeting of the American Legion in Philadelphia that took place in 1976. After the convention was over, legionnaires who had attended it began falling ill and dying, with several fatalities eventually occurring. The cause was eventually discovered to have been a form of bacteria, afterwards called legionella, that had been present in the air conditioning system of the hotel that hosted the convention. Unlike some diseases, legionnaire's disease isn't spread person-t0-person, but instead by inhaling legionella in water vapor. This transmission method is a large part of what makes air conditioning systems, which condense moisture during the cooling process, such good mechanisms for the spread of the disease. Left untreated, the bacteria will cause severe pneumonia, muscular aches, severe coughing (often with blood) and a range of other possible symptoms. Hospitalization and professional medical treatment is almost always required.
Protecting Yourself From Legionnaire's DiseaseSince the bacterium that causes legionnaire's disease is transmitted through airborne water, one of the best ways to prevent the disease is to ensure that there is not a source of standing water in your home that could offer legionella a habitat. Common culprits include leaks from air conditioning units, contaminated water pipes and pools, spas or hot tubs that are not being properly treated. Protecting yourself from legionnaire's disease is difficult, given the fact that all homes will require at least some water. However, there are certain steps you can take to lower the chance of bacterial contamination occurring. First and foremost, be sure you have your central air and heating system inspected on a regular basis. Standing water leaking from a central HVAC system can provide an ideal habitat for legionella. Fortunately, modern air systems are designed to prevent this, so a basic inspection will confirm that no standing water issues are occurring. For increased protection, you can also use a high-grade air purifier. Any purifier with a UV antimicrobial lamp will be able to kill off the bacteria that cause legionnaire's disease. One of the best options for this is the Field Controls TRIO air purifier, which offers medical-level purification of particles, gases and bacteria. A standard HEPA filter will also catch the vast majority of legionella bacteria present in the air.
How Common in Legionnaire's Disease?Before you start getting too worried about your chances of getting legionnaire's disease, you should know that it is considered to be a very rare disease, with only about 6,000 cases reported in the United States each year. A variety of different factors can impact your chance of infection, including pre-existing respiratory conditions and a compromised immune system. Luckily, the same steps you would take to prevent against this rare, but extremely serious, disease will also be effective in preventing a wide range of other problems, including similar bacterial infections and mold-related illnesses.
Using a Filter IndicatorOf the best ways to tell if an air purifier is working is to buy one that features a filter indicator light. Like all filter systems, air purifiers lose their ability to remove contaminants from the air as their filters get older. Eventually, filters need to be replaced for the purifier to keep working. Filter indicators will measure performance and tell you when the filter needs to be changed. When you see your filter indicator light go on, it's an easy way to tell that your air purifier isn't working as well as it could be.
Checking the Filter ManuallyLike any electronic system, it's wise not to rely entirely on a purifier's filter indicator, since there's always the slight chance that it could give a false read. From time to time, it's a good ideally to manually check your filter, especially if you suspect that your air purifier may not be working at full capacity. You can tell if an air purifier is working well if you see debris, hair or dust in the filter, but not enough to completely clog it up. If it's too dirty, chances are it needs replaced. Keep in mind that this only works for HEPA purifiers, as carbon filters won't show any outward signs of aging.
How to Tell if an Air Purifier is Working With an Air Quality MonitorThough the methods described above can help you tell if your air purifier is working, they are imprecise at best. By far the best way to know that your air purifier is working well is to use an air quality monitor. These devices are separate from your air purifier and provide analysis of the air in your home. Using an air quality monitor, you can measure exactly how well your purifier is performing. At US Air Purifiers, we have two air quality monitors available. The first, the Foobot, is one of our most popular accessory products. This unit uses simple, easy to understand color indicators to give you a broad measure of the quality of the air in your home, allowing you to easily tell if your air purifier is working at any given time. For even better data, you can connect the Foobot to your phone via a simple app and get real-time air analysis and recommendations. Blueair Aware, an air quality monitor that is made specifically for use with Blueair air purifiers. WiFi enabled units from Blueair can pair directly with the Aware and use its measurements to improve their performance. The unit can also be used independently to help you tell if an air purifier is working properly.
Knowing how to tell if an air purifier is working is an important part of using clean air to improve your health. If you have questions about measuring your air purifier's performance or about the air quality monitors we offer, please feel free to contact us directly.
Features of Good Office Air PurifiersIf you're looking for an air purifier for the office, there are some specific features that you need to keep in mind. The features of the best office air purifiers are a little different than the best air purifiers for the home, but many of the concepts remain the same. First and foremost, you need an air purifier that is as silent as possible. No one enjoys a noisy work space, and the hum of a louder air purifier will do nothing to help your productivity. Luckily, there are some extremely quiet units on the market that are just right for office use. Next, you need to consider size. Most offices are fairly small and don't have room for a full-size unit. Since they are smaller, they don't need a higher capacity air purifier. Office air purifiers can be much smaller than their home counterparts. As a rule, this also makes them a little bit cheaper as well. Finally, an air purifier for the office should be low-maintenance. When you're at work, you have more important things to think about than changing an air purifier filter frequently. Ideally, you want either a filterless air purifier, or one with a long filter life. If the unit you select has a filter change indicator light, it's an added bonus on the maintenance front.
Some Good Office Air PurifiersKeeping these features in mind, we've put together a list of some of the best air purifiers for the office. The three units below are great for office use.
Airfree Onix 3000
The Airfree Onix is a filterless air purifier that uses a heated ceramic core to eliminate airborne particles, bacteria and even viruses. The unit can clean up to 650 square feet, making it ideal for office use, while being physically very small. It is also nearly silent, since it does not require a filter fan.
Another of the top office air purifiers is the Blueair 211, a compact and economical unit that can be used in spaces of up to 540 square feet. This unit is very quiet and features a filter change indicator light, as well as a long-lasting filter.
Austin Air HealthMate JR
If you want the best coverage in your office, the Austin Air HealthMate JR is a great option. This air purifier combines both HEPA and carbon filtration in a compact package. The HealthMate JR covers up to 700 square feet, making it perfect for larger offices.
Still have questions about office air purifiers? Don't worry, we're here to help. Feel free to contact us, and we'll help you pick out the ideal air purifier for your office space and your personal air cleaning needs.
Standard Pollen Allergy SymptomsBefore looking at the more extreme end of the spectrum, let's take a look at what are considered fairly normal pollen allergy symptoms. The symptoms experienced by most people with minor allergies to high levels of pollen can include:
- Stuffy or runny nose
- Occasional sneezing
- Itchy nose, eyes or throat
- Slight cough
Severe Pollen Allergy SymptomsThose who are more sensitive to pollen, unfortunately, will experience much more severe symptoms during allergy season. Severe pollen allergy symptoms usually begin with much more severe versions of the more minor symptoms listed above. A slightly stuffy nose, for example, isn't enough to bother most people. If you nose becomes so stuffed up that you can't breathe through it, on the other hand, it's an good indication that you may be experiencing a more severe pollen allergy. Other signs of a severe pollen allergy include:
- Swelling of the eyes
- Pain in the center of the face caused by sinus pressure
- Severe sore throat from irritation due to coughing and sneezing
Using Air Purifiers to Control Pollen Allergy SymptomsThough some severe allergic reactions may require medication to control, many allergies can be kept under control through the use of a HEPA air purifier in the home. These air purifiers will capture pollen and greatly reduce your overall exposure to it. Here are a few of our top recommended air purifiers for allergies:
For more options, try checking out out complete list of recommended air purifiers for allergies, which includes units at all price points and with a wide range of different feature options. Have questions about using air purifiers to mitigate severe pollen allergy symptoms? Feel free to contact us directly, and we'll be happy to guide you through the process of picking out the air purifier that best suits your needs, space and budget.
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