The Canadian public is not getting enough air purification from their homes, according to new research.
Researchers from the University of Calgary and York University examined more than 8,500 Canadians between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017.
“In a nutshell, we found that there was a significant number of Canadians who had no idea what they were getting into,” says Dr. Pauline Stott, the lead author of the study.
The study also found that while air purifying measures such as an air purging device or an air filter were becoming more common, the public was still unaware of the air purifications.
The findings suggest that the public is under-informed about the risks and benefits of air purifies and the importance of having them installed, says Dr Stott.
“It’s important to know that if you are getting air from a public facility, the air is safe and that you’re not getting a potentially harmful substance into your body,” she says.
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