Asthma: It’s in your Home


Mitzi Ilagan |

Which do you think is cleaner, the air you breathe outside your home or the one inside?

I guess you think that the air inside your home is safer to inhale. It may be true centuries ago, but as the air quality changes abruptly and as technological advancements happen, even the indoor air isn’t as safe as we believe.

According to World Health Organization, 4.3 million deaths (primarily in Southeast Asia and Western Pacific) were linked to household indoor pollution from cooking and other stuff inside the house, while 3.7 million deaths were because of outdoor air pollution. It may sound alarming that staying inside a house could be more dangerous than experiencing the everyday smog that we see.

One of the causes of this pollution is poor ventilation, especially when you cook, use painting materials, use candles and the like. Improper housekeeping also matters, because your beddings, mattresses and curtains are where dust mites and allergens originate. Your home’s tiles, shower curtains and basins may also grow molds, a known trigger for diseases, when not maintained. Pet dander and chemicals from air sprays could be harmful, too. All these could find a way to a person’s respiratory and cardiovascular system and may lead to asthma, pneumonia, chronic pulmonary disease and eventually, lung cancer. Asthma, in which 235 million people in the world suffer, is a global burden that couldn’t be solved in a snap.

Living in the Metro, especially here in the Philippines, could mean experiencing the everyday hassle of life with all the pollution we ourselves take a part in, too. So as to ensure at the least that the air we breathe is pure, air filters at home could be of great help. Indoor plants could not solely do the job of filtering the air. Also, good housekeeping and proper ventilation matter. If you want to hit two birds with one stone, Rainbow Cleaning System is the one you need. Unlike traditional vacuum cleaners, Rainbow uses water to trap dirt and odors, returning only clean and filtered air to your home environment. It comes with different attachments for different purposes. Certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Rainbow Cleaning System ensures that allergen in your home could be removed as it stays in the cleaning system’s water basin. Rainbow is the only vacuum cleaner certified as an air purifier by the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) which is air-clean-designed to reduce pollutants that contribute to poor indoor air quality.

Just because air is readily available doesn’t mean that you could take it for granted. All walks of life could be affected, so prevention is really a must.

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To experience the extensive cleaning process of Rainbow Cleaning System, ONLY vacuum cleaner CERTIFIED as an air purifier by the American Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), visit Rainbow Cleaning System and schedule a free demonstration. You can also reach them at  (632) 7501370 to 73