How do you solve bad odors in your home? Do you love to burn candles, or do you choose to use an aerosol air-freshener or deodorizer? On average, 42% of Americans burn scented candles in their home, 40.2 million Americans use 6 or more cans of aerosol air-fresheners per year, a dramatic increase starting in 2020. And 72.8% of Americans use their aerosol air-freshener at least once a week!

That’s a lot of chemicals and harmful emissions in your home! And if your home isn’t equipped with proper ventilation, these emissions can stay in your home for a long time! Air pollution in itself can cause respiratory issues, especially in people who have lung issues, (such as) asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and particulate matter can also irritate the lungs.

 

Odors and emissions from scented candles can potentially trigger or exacerbate symptoms in individuals with asthma, allergies or sensitivities to scents, some experts note. Individuals might experience shortness of breath, nose, eye, and throat irritation, headaches and other symptoms when candles are burned nearby. The biggest offenders are paraffin wax candles, which are derived from petroleum and release some of the same carcinogenic chemicals as diesel fuel: benzene, toluene, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t end there, as aerosol air fresheners can be equally if not more harmful to your indoor air quality. Since they were created in a chemistry lab, it shouldn’t be surprising that room sprays are traditionally so chockful of chemicals – most notable among them are a number of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde, toluene, phthalates, and more. The VOCs most prevalent in air-freshening sprays – acetone, ethanol, and acetate, among others – can all produce nausea and headaches, impaired lung function, eye, nose, and throat irritation; and even damage to the nervous system, liver, and kidneys following prolonged exposure.

 

 

You may be asking yourself now, if I shouldn’t use candles or aerosol air-fresheners, what can I use? Fortunately, the HYLA AERA is the solution! The HYLA AERA is powered by water, and when used, the air with dust particles enters the HYLA AERA with unique cyclone technology. This effect ensures optimal conditions for filtration by creating a mixture of droplets and dust particles, then creating microdroplets and dispersing them at high speed. The HYLA AERA is extremely capable of reducing and eliminating pollutants within the air in your home, effectively increasing the IAQ. If you are looking to freshen your air with scent, opt to place some drops of essential oils with the HYLA AERA. Essential oils are natural and easy to use and have so many uses! Boost mood, reduce stress, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and pain, reduce nausea, and even relieve headaches!

 

The cleaning power of water is truly underestimated, but HYLA and all its products take full advantage of its capabilities to ensure your home feels as fresh inside as it can be outside. No filters necessary, as the water acts as its OWN filter, and the unique DEFENDER Separator Technology safely and naturally eliminates the dust and other harmful particles. Don’t settle for less than what you and your home deserve!

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