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Air purifiers may benefit children living with smokers

It can be an uphill battle for individuals to quit smoking, even if they have their child's best interest at heart. In turn, kids may show signs of suffering from secondhand smoke, which can cause a number of health complications.

Recently, researchers examined the effects that smoking has on children, according to ConsumerReports.org. The study, which was published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, showed that children with asthma may suffer from secondhand smoke more than those who do not have the condition. However, an air purifier can reduce asthmatic symptoms in a household.

Approximately 21 million children are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke in their own homes in the U.S. When inhaled, secondhand smoke can increase the chances of health complications, including cancer.

An air purifier can remove toxic chemicals from secondhand smoke through a HEPA filter. This can make it easier to breathe for children who are suffering from asthma.

The IQAir GC MultiGas Indoor Air Purifier can be especially effective in reducing the number of chemicals from secondhand smoke in the air, such as styrene, skatole and phenol. Its HyperHEPA filter can trap ultrafine particles that may cause airborne illnesses as well.

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