Recent research shows that air pollution not only can cause asthma, cardiovascular disease and cancer, but that diabetes and obesity can also be added to this list.
Research among 62,000 residents of Ontario in Canada, shows that the risk of diabetes increases by 11% with every increase of 10 micrograms of particulate matter (PM2.5) per cubic meter. These are the smallest particulates. They are dust particles originating from traffic emissions and are so small that they cannot be seen with the naked eye. Because the particles are extremely small, they penetrate deeply and easily through the alveoli into the bloodstream after inhalation and cause all kinds of health risks.
The World Health Organization (WHO) upholds a limit of 10 micrograms per cubic meter, in Europe the limit is set at 25 micrograms per cubic meter. Depending on the location, the particulate matter concentration of your surroundings is higher or lower than the limit.
The effect of air pollution in mice is also quickly visible. Another study shows that mice exposed to fine particulate matter in a period of ten weeks, gained more body fat and were less sensitive to insulin. The latter may be a precursor of type 2 diabetes.
People spend on average 90% of the time indoors. By cleaning the air indoors and removing particulates from the air, you breathe clean and healthy air. The VFA Solutions air cleaners remove 99% of the particulate matter from the air. Check our products or contact us for specific advice on how to apply air purification.