For many Americans, wood-burning stoves may seem like an anomaly, but according to HealthDay News, we may see more of this potentially health-threatening fuel source in the very near future.
"The importance of residential wood smoke as a source of air pollution is likely to increase due to the rising costs of other fuels," Ryan Allen, who authored a study that examined the effects of HEPA filters on cardiovascular health, said in a news release from the American Thoracic Society.
According to Allen, HEPA filters are an ideal and inexpensive line of defense against wood-burning stove pollution because of how effective they are at filtering tiny airborne particles, creating a cleaner indoor atmosphere to spend time in.
Many professional grade air purifying systems come equipped with HEPA filters as well as other advanced filtration technologies that can dramatically improve indoor air quality by tackling more than just pollutants.
The IQAir HealthPro Plus comes with a HyperHEPA filter, the most advanced filter in its class, to effectively filter particles as small as .003 microns in size compared the .03 micron capacity of standard HEPA filters.