With viruses and now smoke from wildfires across much of the nation, air quality is an incredibly important topic. My heart goes out to any of you listening or reading who are in the path of these fires or affected by smoke.
I’m here with Peter Spiegel, who is an entrepreneur, inventor, wellness expert, and air filter designer. He’s done tons and tons of research on air quality, including third-party independent testing to make sure filters do what they claim.
Peter talks about how to identify if an air purifier is working or not, what you need to focus on to make sure that your air purifier is handling the viruses or bacteria or smoke in your environment, and a lot of other broader topics about how we can all improve our indoor air quality, which can be as much as 100 times more polluted than outdoor air.
To help on a practical level Peter is offering an almost 50% discount to Wellness Mama podcast listeners on the best home air filter option that I have found. That’s basically at cost. Look for that link below!
Episode Highlights With Peter Spiegel
- The most common offenders in indoor air
- Why indoor air can be up to 100x more contaminated than outdoor air
- The biggest air quality threats right now
- Why micron size matters when it comes to filters
- A tiered approach for creating healthy indoor air
- Why indoor plants aren’t enough to ensure indoor air quality
- How to tell if your air filter is actually doing everything it claims
- A tip to improve your HVAC system to help indoor air (Hint: MERV rating 10+ or 13 is ideal)
- And more!
Resources We Mention
More From Wellness Mama
- 379: Why Your Home Isn’t As Non-Toxic As You Think (& How to Fix It) With Kelly Love of Branch Basics
- 181: How to Find Truly Natural & Non-Toxic Products With Marilee Nelson
- The Best Houseplants for Purifying Indoor Air
- Do We Really Need Air Filters? (+ Reviews)
- Problems With Perfumes and Fragrances
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