Wildfires in Russia are releasing massive amounts of smog and pollution into the air. This air pollution has damaging health effects and one way to control the health damage is by using medical-grade air cleaners from HealthWay.
Online PR News – 24-August-2010 – – Pulaski, New York, August 24, 2010 – For nearly a month now ongoing wildfires have burned across Russia, destroying thousands of acres of farmland and hundreds of homes. Due to the worst drought Russia has seen in years and hurricane-force winds, firefighters are unable to stop the spreading fires. To make matters worse—and more dangerous—clouds of toxic smog have consumed the capital city of Moscow. This air is, of course, very unhealthy to breathe and the long term health effects will be staggering. One solution to the upcoming health problem is medical-grade air cleaners.
An environmental watchdog in Moscow recently stated that the level of carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other pollutants in the air continued to exceed safe limits. Smoke has periodically shrouded large sections of the city since last week, but pollution remained below its peak levels from earlier this month when smog choked Moscow for a week. The number of deaths recorded in Moscow, a city of 10.5 million, had doubled to an average of 700 per day during the worst of the scorching heat and smog, city officials said. A major contributor to this is the pollution and ultrafine particles in the air that penetrate deeply into our lungs and wreak havoc in the bloodstream.
“People are escaping indoors to protect themselves; the problem with this is all indoor air is made up of outdoor air and can potentially be 5 to 100 times more polluted,” explains Vinny Lobdell Jr., VP of HealthWay, an international manufacturer of indoor air quality solutions. Protecting yourselves and loved ones from these potentially life threatening ultrafine particles is essential.
HealthWay’s newest line of United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - listed medical-grade air cleaners are the first air cleaning systems in the world to be independently tested and proven to capture 100% of all ultrafine particles. The systems are portable and lightweight and can be easily moved from room to room for source control. The machines are now available in Moscow in limited quantities as many homeowners and business owners have begun purchasing large quantities to help control the problem.
With the wildfires continuing to burn and more popping up, the resulting smog and pollution problem will only grow worse with more and more people’s health at risk daily—particularly those already suffering with asthma, cardiovascular problems, or other health concerns. For everyone, though, it is more important than ever that they be pro-active in keeping their indoor environment as clean as possible. air purifiers such as those by HealthWay are an important part of the solution.
HealthWay systems are UL and CE certified, and FDA-listed as Class II medical devices. HealthWay’s technology is used around the world in the most mission-critical environments such as Children’s Hospitals, oncology wards, Five-star hotels, and governmental departments and agencies, where air quality must remain at the highest of standards.