The importance of clean air for babies, especially newborns, is essential for healthy lung development. Research shows that the lungs, which are not fully developed at birth, cause the majority of health problems among infants and young children.
Take into account that babies breathe an average of 30-60 times a minute-that's more than double the amount of an adult. With this greater intake of air during the early post neonatal period, the developing lungs are highly susceptible to environmental pollutants. Protect your little ones with an air purifier that captures all the airborne pollutants that may be harmful.
Look for an air purifier that features ultra quiet operation and dimmed lights for undisturbed sleep, so it's ideal for the baby's room.
The best air purifiers capture 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, ragweed and other allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites and mold spores. These pollutants can be invisible to the naked eye, so a spotless baby's room does not necessarily mean clean air. A nursery can contain airborne mold spores from unnoticed residual moisture along window frames and dust from heating and cooling systems. Even a brand new baby's room with fresh paint, new furniture and flooring can still be emitting VOC's (volatile organic compounds) from installation. The EPA has found that levels of several organics can continue emitting low levels of toxicity for long periods of time. Also during cold and flu season, airborne germs can easily infiltrate a nursery, as droplet nuclei (small infectious droplets produced while sneezing or coughing) may remain suspended in the air for long periods of time and may be blown over great distances.
Select a baby air purifier with these critical features to ensure the best protection.
A nursery air purifier with a carbon filter helps reduce odors. Ideal for diaper changes.
1. EMS AirWay Client Pediatric Respiratory Emergencies //airway.jems.com/2011/10/evolving-assessment/
2. Environmental Protection Agency: https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality
3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "droplet nuclei" Resource Library //www.cdc.gov/excite/library/glossary.htm
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