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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

” 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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Wednesday 2nd of December 2015

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

Prairie Gal Cookin

Wednesday 25th of November 2015

Thanks for sharing this - Definitely something to look into!

Cara (@StylishGeek)

Tuesday 24th of November 2015

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!

No Ordinary Liz

Monday 23rd of November 2015

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.


Monday 23rd of November 2015

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.