“Our findings have shown an independent effect of several indoor air pollutants on the lung health of the elderly living in nursing homes.” This is an alarming notion presented by Isabella Annesi-Maesano, PhD, of the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale in France. While it’s important to consider the quality of air inside your home, it’s vital in nursing homes in order to keep our elderly friends and family members healthy.
What are some of the causes of poor air quality in nursing homes? Poor ventilation is the major culprit in most cases. It’s common for nursing homes to keep windows and doors closed and if this is the case, an indoor air quality system is absolutely necessary.
Why Is This Important?
While anybody at any age regardless of their health state can be affected by poor indoor air quality, it’s especially important with the elderly who aren’t able to cope with harmful airborne pollutants. Some of the risk factors include lifetime asthma and COPD, according to Healio.
As a responsible business owner, nothing is more important than providing your own employees and customers with a safe, healthy environment. Aspen Air Conditioning can help you provide healthy air and stop many viruses from circulating and spreading throughout your facility. Give us a call today at 561-395-1500 to learn more!