Living with cigarette smokers isn’t an ideal scene for many. Cigarette smoke is smelly, toxic, and downright impossible to tolerate for asthma sufferers, not to mention deadly! While most of us in this day and age have become privy to the harmful effects of tobacco, there is a “new” villain that’s come to wreak havoc on lung health— air pollution.
Have you ever wondered just how effective standard HEPA air filters are at eliminating bacterias, molds, and other particulates? The honest answer to that is not at all.
Those who suffer from allergies dread the springtime and become reliant on over-the-counter allergy medications to ease their way through the high pollen counts. Those with severe cases even have an inhaler in their pocket to aid their asthmatic episodes. What seems like an endless cycle of testing Claritin versus Zyrtec can also be aided with something else: technology.
At some point, we’ve all been told that it’s important to supplement our immune system, especially during flu season. Considering that we are surrounded by over 1400 known pathogens on any given day, I think it is safe to say that boosting the immune system is crucial for our health. However, is it enough?
I feared the requirements of social distancing and hibernation all year would throw me back into old unhealthy habits.