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A winter storm may be brewing, exciting snow day enthusiasts in your community. It's all fun and games…until snowmelt and residue release harsh toxins into the air. During snowstorms or blizzards, it's common to lose power and turn to alternative ways to warm your home like with fireplaces, generators, or stoves. While this can help heat up your home, it can actually harm your air quality further because of smoke and other contaminants lingering in the air. Additionally, wind, low air pressure, and melting snow as a result of blizzards can release harmful toxins into our air.
"Once in the snowpack, air pollutants may undergo chemical transformations that create additional pollutants with different toxicity and carcinogenicity. Some compounds, including more toxic and carcinogenic chemicals, may volatilize back into the air, while others accumulate in the snow and are released with meltwater." – ScienceDaily
After a blizzard, your air can feel dry, lacking proper moisture. An AprilAire whole-home humidifier can help you maintain optimal humidity levels in your home and keep Healthy Air around you and your family. If you find it necessary to use an alternative heating method due to a loss of electricity, make sure to run an AprilAire air purifier to remove airborne particulates that can enter your air. An air purifier can also help eliminate contaminants from outdoor snow remediation efforts. Using an AprilAire ventilation system in tandem with these will help frequently remove 'bad' air and let good, fresh air into your home. Find a Healthy Air Professional in the Northwest today.
Snow that has already fallen can sometimes be picked up by strong winds and create a ground blizzard.
Our Healthy Air Professionals are here to help you breathe easy, filling your home with Healthy Air. Find a pro in your area and take the first step today!