Is Secondhand Smoke Contaminating Your Home Air?

If you’ve ever lived with a smoker, you know how difficult it is to remove the smell of tobacco smoke from your home. The scent burrows into carpets, linens, and furnishings, irritating your respiratory system long after the cigarette is extinguished. Studies show that secondhand smoke is almost as harmful to your lungs as smoking itself. In addition to the known toxicity of smoking cigars, cigarettes, or pipes, many Americans suffer tobacco allergies, exacerbating their reactions to secondhand smoke.

Health Risks of Smoking

no smokingWhile many smokers know and ignore the health risks of smoking, it’s easy to forget that they’re putting their non-smoking family and friends at risk. The negative health impact of secondhand smoke is nearly indistinguishable from the effects of smoking. When a smoker lights up in someone else’s home, they’re exposing their loved ones to the tobacco and carcinogens for months to come. Known chemicals in cigarette smoke include:

  • Hydrogen Cyanide
  • Ammonia
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Arsenic
  • Benzene
  • Polonium-210
  • Formaldehyde

If you have a loved one who smokes, encourage them to break the addiction for the sake of their health. At the risk of your own health, do not allow them to smoke in your home at any time.

Purify the Air of Tobacco Smoke

Many home air purifiers simply mask cigarette odors instead of removing tobacco smoke from your environment. Our cutting-edge air purification systems treat the air of your home, scrubbing out odors and airborne contaminates and replacing it with fresh, oxygen rich air. Many owners of our clean air technology marvel at how thoroughly our home air purifiers remove tobacco odors left by previous tenants. If you’re living with lingering smoke from a previous homeowner, a friend, or a smoking habit you’ve left behind, invest in a quality air cleaning system from Living Technologies.

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