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E●Z Breathe Addresses Indoor Mold and its Link with Childhood Asthma

Jan 04, 2012 02:50PM

Asthma, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes obstruction to the airways, is more common than one would think. In the United States alone, over 20 million people suffer from asthma. Nearly 9 million of these individuals are children. Since children have smaller airways than adults, asthma is especially serious for them. The development of childhood asthma can be caused by several factors including genetics, lifestyle, and environmental factors. Fortunately, the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health has released a new study that sheds light on ways to reduce the risk of exposure to environmental irritants.

According to the study, children spend more than 80% of their time indoors. Since the majority of air they breathe is indoor air, the quality of indoor air can have a significant impact on the child. The study found that exposure to dampness is correlated to adverse effects, including asthma. Without proper ventilation, damp stale air remains trapped inside the home with no means of escape. Inhaling this “polluted” air can pose some serious dangers, depending on what is lurking in the air. Understanding this health risk, the E●Z Home Ventilation System seeks to help families improve the quality of air in the home.

The study recommends taking the following preventative measures against asthma onset in childhood:

  • Avoiding or reducing the source of an indoor factor that might have adverse effects on the onset of asthma
  • Reducing the concentration indoor air pollutants through increased ventilation. 
  • Increasing air exchange rates or removal of dust. 2

The E●Z Breathe home ventilation system helps implement these measures, making the home a safer, healthier place for the entire family.  E●Z Breathe is designed to rid the home of harmful moisture and humidity, not re-circulate polluted air.  E●Z Breathe ventilates by drawing moist, stale, contaminated air out of the home, replenishes by replacing moist air with fresh dry air and regulates airflow to reach and maintain a desired level of humidity.

“It is very important for people to become aware of what pollutants are in the air that they breathe every day.  Exposure mold and allergens can trigger allergic reactions as well as other respiratory problems” states Erika Lacroix, President of E●Z Breathe. “EZ Breathe offers a simple solution to improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of illness related to indoor air pollution.”

For more information about the E●Z Breathe home ventilation system call 203.422.9751 or visit DampBasementSolutions.com.