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Clean Air act protecting more asthma sufferers from pollutants

The Clean Air Act was created to protect individuals from harmful pollutants in the environment, but disagreements in Congress are threatening to void the protective legislation, according to the Midland Daily News. In portions of the country where asthma is a growing concern, such as Michigan, this could further health complications and hospital visits.

"For healthcare professionals, the public policy stakes here are enormous and painfully clear," Brenda Afzal, U.S. Climate Policy Coordinator for Heath Care Without Harm, told the news source. "According to a recent Environmental Protection Agency analysis, the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990 currently prevent 1.7 million cases of asthma exacerbation."

Asthma can result in wheezing and a dangerous shortness of breath in individuals who suffer from the condition. Air purifiers can help remove pollutants from rooms and help asthma patients breathe easier.

The IQAir HealthPro Plus air purifier is ideal for allergy and asthma sufferers. The HyperHEPA filter can remove dangerous air particles and bacteria from up to 900 square feet. It can control the amount of complex air pollution that travels throughout a household and make the air safe to breathe for those who suffer from severe respiratory conditions.