Did you know that the air you breathe inside your home is more polluted than the air you breathe outside? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air quality is ranked as one of the top five public health environmental risks.
The air inside your home contains numerous toxic pollutants and carcinogens, some of which come from the outside and get stuck inside. Others come from products already inside your home, such as air fresheners.
Thankfully, a plasma air purifier can remove those toxins from the air and help you to breathe safely inside your home.
The only question is, how can you incorporate the plasma air purifier to live a healthy lifestyle and make the most of having one inside your home?
We've created this article to cover all those questions. Keep on reading to learn more about how using the Breathe Safe plasma air purifier can help you to live a healthier life.
Pollutants Lurking in Your Home
Many air pollutants are lurking inside your home, some of which come from very least suspecting places. Some pollutants are low on the toxic scale, and others are extremely toxic, even carcinogenic.
Some of these indoor pollutants include:
Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally comes from the soil around your house and enters through the ground. Unfortunately, radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers and is responsible for over 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year.
While moisture itself is not a pollutant, its presence can cause very dangerous toxins in the air you breathe. Excessive humidity can cause an off-gas of toxins from furniture, paints, and cleaning products within your home.
Where excess moisture collects on the surface, these droplets lead to mold, dust mites, and mildew. Some mold and mildew buildup, such as black mold, can lead to asthma, fevers, and severe allergic reactions.
Volatile Organic Compounds
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are toxic evaporated substances that leak from older furniture, carpets, furnishings, paints, cooking burn-offs, and pesticides.
Some VOCs are not that harmful, however, others can irritate the lungs, damage the liver and central nervous system, cause headaches, dizziness, and cancer, and contribute to many more health conditions.
There are numerous products within your house such as your furnace, dryer, ranges, and water heaters that emit deadly gases like carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide.
These gases are extremely dangerous because they are odorless and colorless, yet they are deadly. Unfortunately, exhaust run-off from nearby roads is enough to cause a buildup of combustion products within your home.
Asbestos minerals are a combination of six different minerals that are blended and have various industrial and commercial applications. It was used for various purposes like insulation, sound absorption, and roofing, however, it has been banned since 1989.
Asbestos is labeled as a known human carcinogen and causes numerous forms of cancer.
Air fresheners may smell nice, however, they are also one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution. Some air fresheners contain chemicals that are known to cause cancer, endocrine disruption, and neurotoxicity.
Unfortunately, air fresheners do not freshen your air whatsoever. They cannot remove impurities from the air; they just add extra toxins to it.
Now that we have covered some of the common toxic air pollutants in your home, we will explain how the Breathe Safe plasma air purifier can help to remove them and help you live a healthier lifestyle.
What is Plasma?
Have you ever been out for a hike and realized just how much fresher the air is in nature? That is because of plasma.
The air in forests, near waterfalls, and woods, is full of free-flowing negative ions, while the air in polluted areas such as big cities or nearby factories is full of unstable, positive ions.
Plasma is the fourth state of matter and is a naturally occurring blend of electrons and mainly negative ions. These negative ions are like little oxygenated soldiers which bind to and attack the positively-generated particles in the air. This bind helps to remove bacteria, Volatile Organic Chemicals, dust, pollen, viruses, mites, mold, toxins, and other polluting contaminants.
The right blend of both positive and negative ions creates a great atmosphere for the lungs to grasp the right amount of oxygen. Unfortunately, the air we breathe every day is full of invisible positive toxins, which makes it difficult to safely perform healthy routines, such as breathwork, yoga, etc.
Recently, the USDA confirmed the efficacy of using negative ionization in attacking airborne Samonella enteriditis and other pathogens in the air.
The Benefits of Using a Plasma Air Purifier
Plasma air purifiers, like the Breathe Safe machine, contain special discharge plates that create negative ions once oxygen passes over them. These ions are released into the air and cause ionic bonding with the harmful positive ions.
For example, once negative ions attach to particles such as mold and bacteria, they immediately destruct and oxidize the positive ions within them, and prevent them from multiplying.
The Breathe Safe air purifier may appear small, but it generates over 23 million ions every cubic centimeter, which is much more than machines even 10x its size. Within five minutes, it produces the perfect 4:1 ratio of both 19,100,000 negative ions and 4,400,000 positive ions.
The presence of plasma ions is known to create a positive mood-boosting effect, similar to if you were sitting next to a spectacular waterfall.
How to Make the Most out of Breathe Safe in Your Sauna
The combination of using the Breathe Safe plasma air purifier and the Sauna Fix provides even more extraordinary benefits. Older styles of saunas work well with promoting heat stress, detoxification, and producing negative ions when water is poured over the rocks. However, the typical near infrared sauna lacks negative ions and the extraordinary benefits they can bring to sauna therapy. The addition of a plasma air purifier increases the beneficial negative ions by over three times!
The Sauna Fix allows for all the same benefits of a conventional sauna, including detoxification, reduced joint pain, increased blood flow, improved circulation, a relaxed nervous system, and more. However, by adding 20,000 ions per cubic centimeter in the sauna, your sweat volume increases, detoxification is enhanced, and rectal temperature rises for hours even after you leave the sauna.
The increased heat with the ions in the sauna is known to be quite invigorating and energizing, rather than overwhelming, like in a conventional sauna without the ions.
By placing the Breathe Safe machine into your sauna, you are also increasing the air quality for your breathing exercises. All particulates and gases you exhale will be pulled down to the floor so that you are not breathing in your recycled air.
You will also notice less fatigue during your sauna therapy, due to the abundance of positive ions in your breathing space.
Breathing Exercises With a Plasma Air Purifier
Breathwork exercises can help to boost immunity, release emotions and stuck trauma, enhance self-awareness, and nourish the body.
Try out these following breathwork exercises with your Breathe Safe plasma air purifier for added benefits:
- Focused Breathwork: Lay down on your back with your arms at your side, inhaling through your nose as much air as you can, then slowly exhaling through the nose. Repeat for ten minutes.
- Sitting Focused Breathwork: Sit down with one hand on your abdomen and the other at your chest. Inhale as much oxygen as possible, then hold for ten seconds, and slowly exhale. Repeat for up to ten minutes.
- Alternating Nostril Breathing: Sit upright with your right hand near your face, sticking out your thumb, bend your pointer and middle finger, and stick out your ring and pinkie fingers. Inhale through your right nostril, cover it with your thumb, exhale through your left nostril followed by an inhale on the left side, then cover and exhale through the right nostril. Repeat 15 rounds.
Add some of these breathwork exercises to your daily routine for a healthier, more energized lifestyle.
How to Use the Breathe Safe for a Healthy Lifestyle
Besides breathwork and the Sauna Fix, there are many other ways to incorporate the Breathe Safe air purifier to create a healthier lifestyle:
- If you work in the city, place the air purifier in your office to balance the ions in your workspace.
- Turn on your air purifier during and after cooking meals.
- Keep your air purifier running while doing housecleaning to balance out the toxins from the cleaning products and dust in the air.
You can also keep your Breathe Safe running while you sleep to ensure a safe night's sleep, free of air pollutants.
Learn More About the Breathe Safe Plasma Air Purifier
No matter what your current lifestyle habits are, incorporating the Breathe Safe plasma air purifier into your daily routines can help you live a healthier lifestyle, free of indoor air pollutants!
To learn more about the Breathe Safe air purifier, feel free to contact us with any questions.