According to a recent study on air pollution, high efficiency particle air( HEPA ) filters can reduce health risk by reducing systemic inflammation.
The study involved 45 healthy adults form 25 homes in a woodsmoke-impacted community.
The study was to assess the impact on particle exposures and endothelial function.
Result- HEPA filters reduced the average concentration of:
- Fine particulates inside the home by 60%
- Woodsmoke by 75%
Systemic inflammation is associated with cardiovascular disease.
The findings mean that HEPA filters may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with air pollution.