Why Breathing Clean Air is Important for Our Overall HealthOct 28, 2020
When I first started the Earth Diet, I knew that the end goal would be to make my overall lifestyle as natural and healthy as possible. It started with food, then skincare and household products, and now it’s creating my environment to be as natural as possible, which can be a challenge in today’s world, as we face polluted air. Luckily, there is a technology that was able to create air purifiers and give us clean air. An air purifier is an investment, however, studies have shown how breathing in the air that most people inhale is quite toxic and causing many health issues. The statistics are shocking.
According to a group of scientists from The Union of Concerned Scientists, “deaths from air pollution range from 30,000-80,000 per year. To put this into context, these are more deaths per year from particulate matter in the air than from car accidents and gun deaths (combined), and on par with similar numbers of breast cancer or diabetes deaths. But attributing deaths directly to particulate matter exposure is not straightforward, because PM is actually a trigger for other life-threatening diseases such as cardiopulmonary disease, cancer, and asthma, among others.” I did not know that so many people were dying each year from polluted air! Did you? And it’s not a small number, either! The thing about our air is, we breathe it in all day every day, obviously; however, we don’t see what we are breathing in. There is particulate matter floating around in the air, and although we can’t see it, we can actually buy an air tester and test the air wherever we are. If the air reads zero, that means there is no particulate matter in the air at all, but this just does not happen unless you have an air purifier.
I tested the air in my apartment in New York City, and it wasn’t bad, it was 500,000, which may sound like a lot, but some people’s apartments are 1.2 million. If it’s over 600,000, we should not be breathing that air in if we can avoid it. Rest assured, now I have an air purifier, so I am breathing the cleanest air possible.
So, what is the particulate matter made up of? It could be dust, mold, hair, and even viruses—things we do not want to breathe in. This toxic particulate matter has been proven to cause oxidative stress on the body and evidence shows us that it is extremely neurotic and leads to anxiety and depression. Do we wonder why so many people have anxiety and depression? With the air, we breathe and the food we eat, no wonder our brains are a toxic mess. Air pollutants can adversely affect our minds and moods. Breathing toxic air leads to respiratory issues, and respiratory issues can cause anxiety because difficulty breathing triggers a fight-or-flight response in the body.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, many hospitals around the world ordered the Intellipure air filter and started using it immediately. Some hospitals put one by every patient’s bed. It is my wish that every household in the world would have an air purifier; it is just something that we need in a time like this. These companies provide payment plans, so it makes it affordable for all of us! Join me in creating a cleaner environment for us to all live in!