Is It Safe to Include an Air Purifier in Your Nursery Decor?

If you live in a polluted air area and you would like to improve the air quality in your house, then probably investing in an air purifier would be a great choice for you. It’s also a good thing for everyone suffering from allergies or asthma.You may want to install an air purifier in your room but is it safe enough to also install one in your baby’s room? It has become customary for the air purifying systems to be taken as nursery decor no matter the baby’s respiratory state.

There are many studies that have shown that it is very important for a baby to breathe clean air in order to have a healthy development of his lungs, especially if he is predisposed to respiratory problems. You may think that including an air purifier in your nursery decor is not a good thing for your baby’s health because at his age he is very fragile and vulnerable. It causes more harm to the baby inhaling dust, pollens or airborne particles than breathing clean air. It’s very interesting that clean air brings more benefits during the sleep hours of the baby. During the sleep time the body regenerates itself creating new cells for itself. In order to do that it needs the purest resources . A good uninterrupted sleep time in a quiet clean room with dimmed lights has the best results for the tissues recovery. Although it would be the best that during the night time the room to be completely dark in order for the melatonin hormone to be secreted.

We saw that having an air purifier is a good thing which brings benefits to our babies’ health. But what type of air purifier is the most appropriate for a nursery room? First of all it’s important to know that there are several types of air purifiers on the market that use different technologies: HEPA purifiers, filter purifiers, electronic purifiers, ionizers and ozone generators. A high quality HEPA unit may help you filter the smoke and chemicals in the air without doing harm to your child. It is recommended for this appliance to be kept running 24/7. Don’t worry about the noise that this system may make because it will not affect the sleep of your baby. In fact, a little “white noise” will help the baby fall asleep faster! The author of “The Happiest Baby on the Block”, Dr Harvey Karp says that the baby hears continuous sounds 24/7 that were twice as loud as a vacuum cleaner in the mother’s womb. The most dangerous air purifiers on the market are the ionizing air cleaners. The technology that produces negatively charged ions also emits ozone which is a lung irritant. Choosing an ionizing air purifier may cause extra concerns which are the best to be avoided if not necessarily needed.

Perhaps you should also consider the choice of a green air purifier. Did you know that the green plants also filter the air? They can remove from the air components such as Formaldehyde, Trichloroethylene, Benzene, Xylene and Toulene which can be found in inks and paints, cleaning agents, gasoline or rubber. Plants constitute a lovely nursery decor that purifies some chemicals in the air and that’s not as expensive as a special appliance designed especially for this purpose.

These being said, the best advice we can give you is to read as many air purifier reviews as possible before deciding on a particular model for the nursery. There are many sites which review this type of products.

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