A recent study in China shows that indoor air purifiers help patients with heart conditions as it can significantly reduce air pollution. The research proved that blood clotting decreased when respondents were asked to stay within a space featuring air purifiers.
Air purifiers are generally considered useful, especially for patients suffering from lung affections, such as asthma or bronchitis. A recent research, however, proves that air purifiers may also be used to lower the occurrence of many of today’s heart conditions.
The study was developed by Renjie Chen and Ang Zhao of Fudan University in Shanghai, who have asked 35 healthy students to carry out regular day to day activities in homes featuring air purifiers. Pre-study and post-study tests have revealed that the blood circulation and the heart functions of the respondents have been visibly improved during the 48-hour interval when they breathed purified air.
Two weeks later, the participants were subjected to the same test, but the air purifiers had been previously removed from the respective homes. Thus, scientists were able to notice that respondents were a lot more active when air purifiers were available. Moreover, their health conditions were far better than they used to be when air purifiers were removed.
Researchers place this new findings on filters’ ability to reduce air pollution. This aspect is currently of major importance to most Chinese inhabitants as China is facing world’s greatest air pollution levels at all times. North America follows in its footsteps, but still, figures are alarmingly high around the Asian regions.
Air purifiers on their own have the ability to reduce air pollution by lowering the micrograms of tiny particles existing in the atmosphere. Previous data has shown that there are between 100 and 500 micrograms per cubic meter in China’s air, but air purifiers managed to limit them to just 41 micrograms per cubic meter.
Indoor air purifiers could help patients with heart conditions as they prevent inflammation and blood clotting, two of the main causes responsible for heart attacks. Moreover, respondents registered lower blood pressure when breathing purified air.
While the recent test may not be self-sufficient, scientists think there could be many additional benefits people can draw from these recent findings. In their opinion, the technology of air purifiers might be used in the future to reduce air pollution both in homes and other enclosed spaces.
Researchers, however, have warned people that these devices may not register the same results or efficiency under other circumstances. They think results may vary in suburban areas where the air is known to be less polluted. Also, figures may differ from one country to another as some lands have bigger pollution levels than others.
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