820 Greenbrier Circle, Suite 6
Chesapeake, Va 23320
- 2646
Office: 757-655-6447 | FAX: 757-523-6530

You Have 1 Item in your Cart. Price is $199


Air Pollution, Both Indoor and Outdoor, Affects Your Heart – Chesapeake, VA

Darren Kincaid - Thursday, April 28, 2016

You know air pollution hurts your lungs, but what about your heart?

It turns out that air pollution, both indoor and outdoor, is another factor that contributes to cardiovascular disease. According to a new study, air pollution can increase inflammation, which leads to many chronic diseases.

This study looked at the effect of the air in your home and a step that may reduce that pollution.

Indoor air pollution poses a particular problem to overall health because we spend most of our time inside.

An indoor air filter could help cut risks to cardiovascular disease from pollution. This solidifies the link between pollution, inflammation and disease. Reducing or eliminating sources of pollution and dealing with toxins is a major issue.

Improve Indoor Air Quality and Cut Cardio Risk

The goals of the study:

"Our main objectives were to evaluate the potential for a simple intervention to improve indoor air quality and reduce pollution-related cardiovascular health risks and to better understand the mechanisms that contribute to air pollution-related cardiovascular health problems."

Smoky Stoves Emit Pollution

The study found smoke from older wood stoves as not only a key source of heat, it is also a major source of air pollution inside homes.

So to see if they could clear the air and improve the health of residents, they put HEPA (high efficiency particle air) air filters into 25 homes. The air filters were installed in living rooms and bedrooms.

While the study was done in a town where wood smoke was the major source of air pollution, it is relevant to other environments where particles from the exhaust from cars, trucks and buses foul the air.

Improving the Air with HEPA Filters

The results of the study were impressive, finding that the filters placed inside the houses tested worked to cut average amounts of fine particulates by 60 percent and wood smoke by 75 percent. They also discovered that using the filters was associated with reduced inflammation, namely a 32.6 percent decrease in C-reactive protein (CRP), and an improvement in a test for blood vessel function. The reduction in CRP noted in the study is comparable to those that have been achieved with dietary changes.

Among the particles that can be found in a home are:

  • Dust as solid matter or fumes and smoke, which are mixtures of solid and liquid particles.
  • Biological contaminants, including viruses, bacteria, pollen, molds, dust mite and cockroach body parts and droppings, and animal dander.

Particles come in a wide range of sizes. Small particles can be fine or coarse. Of primary concern from a health standpoint are fine particles that have a diameter of 2.5 micrometers (µm) or less. These particles (described as "respirable") can be inhaled; they penetrate deep into the lungs where they may cause acute or chronic health effects.

But it is not only particles in the air that you should be concerned about.  Particle content in municipal water supplies vary greatly.  You should seek the details of your water quality from your municipal or county government.  Regardless, sink or whole-house water purification systems serve to not only improve the taste and feel of your water but it also improves the healthiness of your water too.

For more information on improving indoor air quality, contact Central Plumbing and Heating.

Original article by Leo Galland, M.D.

Recent Posts


Air Conditioning tune up buying a new furnace Central Plumbing & Heating HVAC routine cleaning and maintenance how to improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA heating contractor furnace maintenance full HVAC unit replacement, Chesapeake, VA HVAC professional in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system repair and replacement Chesapeake, VA heat pump repair, Chesapeake, VA Chesapeake’s plumbing experts HVAC cleaning professionals gas water heater problems, Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC technicians HVAC equipment maintenance summer cooling tips AC repair cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA Energy Star Schedule a professional tune-up HVAC technician, Chesapeake, VA clean the air conditioning filter Central Plumbing and Heating Services certified HVAC specialist energy saving HVAC systems in Chesapeake, VA How Long Should a Furnace and Air Conditioning Unit Last Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credit residential air conditioning systems service tips on keeping your home cool, Chesapeake, VA Central Heating and Plumbing certified HVAC technician tax credit for major systems upgrades energy tax credits home heating Professional HVAC experts in Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating’s hot tub gas line service repairing or replacing a water heater or HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA HVAC service in Chesapeake, VA lower your utility bills, Chesapeake, VA HVAC system repairs, Chesapeake, VA indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA Installing new air conditioning system water heater installation heating system Leaky pipe repairs energy efficient HVAC system, VA Furnace service and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA increase your home’s efficiency, Chesapeake, VA improve indoor air quality plumbing services for your sprinkler system Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc. HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA traditional water heater installation heating system repairs, Chesapeake, VA reduce home energy bills air conditioning service Our professional plumbers here in Chesapeake, VA AC cleaned and maintained, Chesapeake, VA poor indoor air quality air conditioning tune-up HVAC technicians in Chesapeake, VA AC cleaned and maintained repair your broken water lines plumbing service in Chesapeake, VA Heating system inspection Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. in Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance service updating the HVAC system HVAC check-up and maintenance service licensed HVAC contractor replacing the central air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA New air conditioning and heating equipment full HVAC unit replacement Tankless Water Heater HVAC equipment service Central Plumbing and Heating heating system tune up, Chesapeake, VA energy efficient products eligible for tax credits air conditioning tune-up, Chesapeake, VA hvac repair install weather proofing chesapeake va cut home energy costs this winter, Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating in Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating, Chesapeake, VA AC servicing plumbing system repair furnace installation company Heating specialists in Chesapeake, VA sink or whole-house water purification systems professional furnace maintenance AC repair and maintenance, Chesapeake, VA replace a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA heating system maintenance maintain the air duct cleaning of the AC filters AC tune up AC service and maintenance Tankless water heater installation tankless (on-demand) hot water system Chesapeake, VA new HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA signs heating system needs replacement, Chesapeake, VA upgrading HVAC system HVAC specialist in Chesapeake, VA HVAC system service HVAC systems checked, Chesapeake, VA Dirty air filters, Chesapeake, VA energy efficient heating, Chesapeake, VA replacing an older air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA qualified AC contractor, Chesapeake, VA frozen pipes install pool heater gas line Central Plumbing System HVAC repair and maintenance, VA HVAC system service and cleaning repair or replace your central air conditioning equipment, Chesapeake, VA AC repair and maintenance replace your home heating system Forced air furnaces, Chesapeake, VA AC maintenance and servicing Chesapeake’s Central Plumbing and Heating HVAC expert heating system maintenance services HVAC repair, Chesapeake, VA high-efficiency furnaces, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning maintenance cut energy costs HVAC system cleaning air conditioner tips repairing or replacing the AC unit in Chespeake, VA Greater Boston Plumbing HVAC system maintenance, Chesapeake, VA home heating, Chesapeake, VA expanding your pipelines HVAC expert near Chesapeake, VA HVAC check-up and maintenance AC tune-up federal energy tax credits air conditioning equipment HVAC home heating service Chesapeake VA Dirty air filters in your HVAC system, Chesapeake, VA hot tub or pool gas line installation heating system, Chesapeake, VA Furnace service and maintenance plans inspect the furnace or heat pump, Chesapeake, VA licensed plumber heating system tune up hvac sales service chesapeake va purchasing and installing a new furnace unit air conditioner maintenance heating contractor in Chesapeake, VA buy a new furnace HVAC sales and services in Chesapeake, VA HVAC contractor Central Plumbing and Heating Inc air conditioning filter efficient ways to heat a home, Chesapeake, VA air conditioning repair indoor air pollution air conditioning repairs and maintenance in Chesapeake, VA residential heating HVAC tune-up professional plumbers new heating system replace heating system new air conditioner unit with warranty hvac repair install cheseapeake va repairs to a gas water heater, Chesapeake, VA heating system repairs certified plumber in Chesapeake, VA Traditional Water Heater replace existing ducted furnace in Chesapeake, VA residential air conditioning systems repairing or replacing the central AC, Chesapeake, VA HEPA air filter professional furnace expert professional plumbing service heat pump inspection and repair heating and cooling service plan in Chesapeake, VA replace the furnace energy tax credits, Chesapeake, VA heating system check and tune-up HVAC technician AC system tune up plumbing repairs HVAC repairs home HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA air-conditioning tune-up repair or replace AC, Chesapeake, VA HVAC tune up, Chesapeake, VA HVAC expert service heating and air-conditioning contractor, Chesapeake, VA home HVAC systems Plumbing services in Chesapeake, VA Heat Pump in Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating, Inc HVAC maintenance water heater isn’t working properly, Chesapeake, VA indoor air filter certified plumber heat pumps, Chesapeake, VA professional plumber improve your indoor air quality HVAC service maintenance in Chesapeake, VA tax credit for major systems upgrades, Chesapeake, VA heating and air conditioning system, Chesapeake, VA certified technicians in Chesapeake, VA maximize indoor air quality Installing a new air conditioning system improve indoor air quality, Chesapeake, VA indoor air quality home HVAC repair air conditioner service AC tune up, Chesapeake, VA replacing the HVAC equipment, Chesapeake, VA heating equipment maintenance HVAC specialists in Chesapeake, VA Central Plumbing and Heating Inc. HVAC system in Chesapeake, VA heating system repair or replace, Chesapeake, VA fixing the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA improving indoor air quality hvac service chesapeake va HVAC contractor in Chesapeake, VA repair or replace the HVAC, Chesapeake, VA reduce home heating bills high-efficiency furnace, Chesapeake, VA cut home energy costs, Chesapeake, VA maintaining the air conditioner, Chesapeake, VA certified HVAC expert in Chesapeake, VA tips to cut energy costs Chesapeake, VA Energy Star Products, Chesapeake, VA