A recent Time Magazine article, reports that air pollution can instantly raise blood pressure and cause unhealthy changes in blood vessels that last for hours or even days.
Scientist at the University of Michigan, led by Dr. Robert Brook found that the quality of the air you breathe can instantly effect your health.
The study measured the effect of air pollution in healthy people in two cites-Ann Arbor, Michigan and Toronto, Canada-where the people were exposed in the lab to the same amount of particulates and ozone that would be found near a local highway.
People who breathed in polluted air registered higher blood-pressure readings a short time after exposure, compared with those who breathed filtered air, and their blood vessels showed impairment as long as 24 hours later. This prolonged hypertension is a known risk for heart disease and stroke.
According to the EPA, there is a growing body of scientific evidence that indicates that indoor air pollution can be even more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Fortunately, Carico has developed one of the most effective air purification systemʼs on the market today. It features a fully cleanable pre-filter plus it automatically indicates when you need to replace the filtering cartridge.