Health Briefs

Published on October 2nd, 2017 | by Publisher, Natural Awakenings New Mexico


Keep Your Indoor Air Quality Clean

Air quality is a key component to good health. Many studies have shown that constant exposure to poor air is directly linked to heart and respiratory problems, says Jules Klapper, founder of Cutting Edge Catalog. “Even in Santa Fe, where the air quality is better than in large cities, it’s dusty, and those fine particles get into the house and settle on everything. Pollution is also a stressor to the immune system. Anything you can do to lessen the toxic burden is beneficial.”

One way to lessen the toxic burden is to keep indoor air quality clean with a good filter. “There are many types of filters on the market,” explains Klapper. “All-purpose filters remove various types of pollutants, including particulates such as animal dander and dust, chemical fumes, gasses and odors. These units contain a combination of HEPA and carbon, while others add zeolite for additional chemical absorption. Germicidal purifiers are geared more toward microbe and odor removal, using special oxygen compounds or UV bulbs. Some units also combine HEPA/carbon with germicidal technologies.”

Klapper advises that a filter should be placed in the bedroom at night. “The most vulnerable time for the body is when you’re sleeping,” he notes. “Metabolism slows, and the prone position is the most difficult for breathing. You can always move the unit during the day to filter other areas.”

The Cutting Edge is located at 3201 Richards Ln., Ste. A in Santa Fe. For more information, call 505-982-2688 or visit

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