If there is anyone running around the world today who is not concerned about respiratory health, I can’t imagine who it is.
I, personally, am a bit more concerned, perhaps, than the average person. That is for two reasons. First, when I was a kid I had asthma. Second, in my late teens and twenties, I was a smoker. I am ashamed to admit that now, really, but it is the truth. Now that I am officially middle aged, I am looking for ways to get good indoor air quality instead of directly inhaling carcinogens. I spoke to my doctor about it, and he told me I could call in an HVAC specialist to see about getting a whole-house air purifier. Also, there are the options of whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers. He is a doctor, so he does not have the HVAC specs and statistics, but as a healthcare professional, he can tell me that I should be breathing the cleanest air possible. I did put in a call to my go-to heating and cooling company, but mostly what I learned is that air purification systems are pretty expensive. I didn’t know why a humidifier or dehumidifier would be important, but the a/c guy let me in on it. Flu season is during the winter. During the winter, the air is drier, and humidifiers can help us breathe better, thereby improving health. During the summer, the air is ultra humid in our area, and mold and mildew grow with ease. That’s why a dehumidifier helps with health. For now, while I think about finances, I am starting with using HEPA filters instead of the cheaper ones.