Indoor Air Purifiers May Aid Heart Patients

Indoor Air Purifiers May Aid Heart Patients

Honeywell's HEPA Clean Compact air purifier
Honeywell’s HEPA Clean Compact air purifier

 

(Reuters Health) – People with heart conditions may benefit from using indoor air purifiers, suggests a small study from China.

While the study can’t say air purifiers prevent heart attacks or other major medical problems, several risk factors for heart disease improved among young and healthy adults who were exposed to purified air.

“In countries of the world where air pollution is a problem, I think this would be especially important,” said Dr.

Sanjay Rajagopalan of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.

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