The Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

I received a Winix Air Purifier in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

I have always been careful about what types of cleaning products I use in my home because I have always worried about all of the harmful chemicals they are made with. This is a pretty standard worry for most moms but I think like myself, we aren’t protecting our families from the dangers of indoor air pollution and most likely don’t even realize it.

Indoor Air Pollution

I spend a lot of my time dusting and cleaning surfaces in my house because especially during the Winter months when my home is closed up for the season, my home accumulates an enormous amount of dust. I never really thought about it as anything other than another chore for me to do but the truth is with a little thought I realized my family is breathing all of that dust in on a regular basis.

It started to make sense to me after trying out the WINIX Signature Series U300 I realized that I was cleaning my home less and my air even smelled fresh. That is no easy task considering I have two dogs in the home and what seems like a revolving door of garbage accumulating everyday. Most importantly I knew that the air quality in my home was improving and after reading a NY Times article about the dangers of indoor air pollution,  I knew I had to do something.

Indoor Air Pollution

This is a snippet of what I read from that article that really hit home with me, but you can find the whole article by clicking here.

” The levels of potentially hazardous substances in indoor air often exceed those allowed outside and are sometimes as great or greater than permissible industrial exposures. Yet, a study by the Environmental Protection Agency showed, the average person spends about 90 percent of his or her time indoors, and most of that time is spent at home. “

Once I read that, I knew I needed to do some research on air purifiers and figure out which was the best for my family. I knew what I wanted and I began doing research to figure out which machine would live up to my high standards.

  • I wanted a washable filter so I don’t have to worry about picking up the right size and dropping hundreds of dollars a year on them either.
  • The air purifier would have to trap even the particles I couldn’t see like dust, pollen, and pet dander.
  • I would need a machine that covers a lot of space, one that is made for larger rooms.
  • It can’t be too loud, I would never be able to live with a constant buzzing or beeping machine.

Indoor Air Pollution

The Winix Signature Series U300 met my expectations and offered me even more than I knew I wanted. It traps  dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold spores, and organic chemicals as well as covers a room up to 300 sq ft. It has many different settings like quiet mode and even when it’s on turbo, the sound is not distracting but rather a comforting like a fan, it even helps me sleep better. The washable filter allows me to save money and makes my life so much easier.

Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

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  1. Robin+Rue+(@massholemommy) says:

    I could really use one of those. We have forced hot air heat in our house, so it’s very dusty all the time.

  2. I need one of those here. We have dust everywhere (we live in a desert). It is BAD in the winter when I can’t open the windows.

  3. I could really use this air filter. Down here in the deep south, it’s pollen city all through the warm months.

  4. I know I can use an air purifier. We have 4 dogs and 2 cats and a lot of dust and dirt from traffic through the house!

  5. This is super important! My kids always had allergies in the fall. The allergens really don’t go anywhere unless you filter them out!

  6. This was so interesting! We have a pup who brings in a lot of weird smells into our home and I would love to get rid of them!

  7. yes, this is so important – i have dust allergies and I am on guard all the time in my home

  8. I know how dangerous it can be. We had black mold in our old home. Scary situation.

  9. My hubby could use one of these. He has a terrible sneezing fit whenever he smells mold. I

  10. We need one of these too! I love that you can wash the filter because I think that is where these air purifiers become expensive. Great options!

  11. my home needs this bad. we change our filters so much but I’m still finding dust everywhere unless I dust daily. I dont have time for that though. This would be a great addition to every room

  12. Oh man do we ever need this! We have a large dog who sheds constantly plus a cat so hair is everywhere. I also have to dust daily just to keep up with it all.

  13. We need this! Sneezing is a common scene in my house every morning. This will help a lot.

  14. I need a good air purifier. I live in an old country store turned new studio apartment and dust seems to appear out of nowhere on a daily basis.

  15. I’m glad it met the expectations of your check list. It sounds great to me!

  16. Dust is definitely an issue in our living room. I have to be diligent to make sure we address all areas that tend to get forgotten. My sweetie and I are prone to allergies.

  17. Bonnie+@wemake7 says:

    I clean all the time and I mean all the time and I still feel like it is never enough. I really need to get one of these.

  18. I have always noticed a difference in the air whenever I used an air purifier. I need to get another one!

  19. I definitely spend a lot of time indoors in my home. I need a purifier like this!

  20. We have an air purifier here and although it’s still working fine, it’s kind of old. I would love to get a new one and I want that one. 🙂

  21. I have never thought about getting an indoor air purifier before! This would come unhandy because I have really bad allergies! Thanks for the great review!

  22. I do need an aur purifier especially that we have two dogs at home. You won’t believe how much dust they contribute in the air.

  23. I really think we need this in our home. My boyfriend and our oldest son both have allergies.

  24. I need one of these. With 2 cats I find I am always sweeping the floor. I like the fact this unit has a washable filter as well.

  25. Ummm, where can I sign up for one of these? I could totally use one of these at my house. I like how easy it is to use it and keep clean! Thanks for your post.

  26. Thanks for sharing your take on this air purifier. I have been looking for a perfect one and just might decide to get one of these!

  27. Thanks for sharing this – Definitely something to look into!

  28. Sounds like a good investment! I never realized how much the air in our home can affect us.

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