Asthma continues to be one of the most common chronic diseases in the Philippines. Almost 11 million Filipinos suffer from it, according to a report by the Asthma Insights and Reality in the Asia Pacific. It is also, sadly, the most common disease behind childhood morbidity.
Asthma, however, is a manageable disease. There are now a number of ways to reduce asthma attacks and strengthen one’s respiratory system, but one of the leading causes for its prevalence – indoor air pollution – may still be widely overlooked.
Indoor air pollution is serious, but it is not as seriously considered as outdoor air pollution. Perhaps it is because it is natural for us to feel safer at home. But unhealthy indoor air is a true barrier to proper asthma management. According to the American Lung Association, poor indoor air quality contributes greatly to the development of chronic lung diseases like asthma.
So how do we manage indoor air pollution?
The key is to be more aware about what constitutes indoor air pollution. The most common pollutants indoor include airborne viruses and bacteria, molds, pet dander, pollen, and adhering odors. For such, adapting a more stringent hygiene is vital. However, even the cleanest household can still have poor indoor air. That is why any household can use an effective air purifier like Sharp’s Plasmacluster Air Purifier.
Plasmacluster Air Purifier is the perfect indoor air companion for asthmatics. Equipped with Plasmacluster Ion Technology, which releases positive and negative ions that eliminate airborne viruses and allergens by up to 99%, it is also made more effective by True HEPA Filter, which captures 99.97% of common asthma triggers as tiny as 0.3 microns, so nothing can escape it. With a Seal of Approval from the British Allergy Foundation, the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier has been proven effective in making indoor air safer and healthier to breathe.
Asthma may be a debilitating disease, but it can also be properly managed. Making your home safe for asthmatics, with the help of Plasmacluster Air Purifier from Sharp, is the first step.