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How Does Indoor Air Quality Affect Your Family’s Health? #uHoo

We all want healthy kids and families. For me, that means things like doing my best to serve nutritious meals, insisting on proper flossing and teeth brushing, encouraging physical activity, applying sunscreen when they’re going out to play, seeing the doctor or dentist when needed, and generally doing everything I can to keep them healthy and happy.

One thing we don’t tend to think about much though, is the impact that indoor air quality can have on our health. We spend almost 90% of our time indoors, but did you know that indoor levels of air pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoors? Poor air quality in your home, school, or workplace can affect your sleep, trigger asthma or allergies, and cause headaches, nasal congestion, sneezing, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, or forgetfulness.

uHoo is the most advanced indoor air quality sensor on the market. Its comprehensive sensors track what's happening in your home or office's air and sends you real-time alerts and tips for improving air quality.

What’s the best way to evaluate indoor air quality?

You might think we’re talking about older or run down houses and buildings, but new buildings aren’t exempt. In fact, newer buildings are often constructed with synthetic materials and designed to be more tightly sealed with poorer ventilation than older buildings as an energy-saving measure. An estimated 30% of new or renovated buildings have poor indoor air quality.

And then there’s school. Half of all American schools have problems with indoor air quality. That’s a significant concern, especially when you consider the number of hours that kids spend in school and their increased vulnerability to pollutants.

In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health. Direct health care costs and lost productivity from indoor air pollution are estimated to cost tens of billions of dollars each year. Asthma alone costs an average of $3300 USD per person every year, and with an estimated 7 million children and 18 million adults in the USA with asthma, the costs add up!

uHoo is the most advanced indoor air quality sensor on the market. Its comprehensive sensors track what's happening in your home or office's air and sends you real-time alerts and tips for improving air quality.

We all need to be more aware of air quality and ways to improve our indoor environments. One of the easiest ways to reduce our exposure to toxic chemicals is to choose cleaners, paint, and other household products with fewer chemical emissions and volatile organic compounds.

But wouldn’t it be helpful to know right away if you’ve got issues with your air quality instead of realizing it after the sniffles, headache, or asthma attack?

uHoo is the most advanced indoor air quality sensor on the market. Its dedicated sensors track what’s happening in your home or office’s air around the clock and send you real-time alerts and tips for improving your air quality. Even when you’re away, you can still monitor your home’s indoor air quality using the uHoo app.

The uHoo evaluates all eight of these measures of air quality and keeps you up to date with the overall quality of air you and your family are breathing in.

Hubby and I both have environmental allergies, and I love that uHoo can help us manage our symptoms and proactively address the triggers that can cause symptoms in the first place. When I breathe better, I sleep better. And when I sleep better, I’m more productive, more patient, and to be honest, a better mother. Ensuring good air quality for my entire family, especially my kids, is a priority for me!

The uHoo’s modern and minimal design fits in unobtrusively in any decor. Track all eight of these measures of air quality and keep up to date on the overall quality of the air that you and your family are breathing in.

  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs found in paint and cleaning products)
  • dust (or PM2.5)
  • carbon monoxide
  • carbon dioxide
  • ozone
  • air pressure
  • temperature
  • humidity

uHoo is the most advanced indoor air quality sensor on the market. Its comprehensive sensors track what's happening in your home or office's air and sends you real-time alerts and tips for improving air quality.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation. Nevertheless, all opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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6 Comments

  • I’ve never heard of this device but I am definitively looking into it. My children suffer from asthma so air quality is super important for us!

  • I know the air quality in my house is not too good. I would love to try this air quality sensor and get tips to improve the air we are breathing.

  • This is so cool! I can totally see myeslf getting all into this. 😉 It would be amazing if it could help with some of our family’s allergies, too!

  • Air quality is really important and I saw on Facebook yesterday how it can affect your sleep, I’m off to their website to learn more (and to enter this giveaway).

  • I think this is a great idea, but why don’t they also make the model into some sort of air purifier/cleaner. We need more options for cleaning our air rather than just knowing its dirty or filled with allergens. For those of us that already suffer allergies and asthma we know that there are always things in the air to irritate our symptoms, but we need more affordable options for cleansing and filtering the air around us, having a sensor tell us what we already know, is useless unless its doing something to help remedy the situation. Opening windows and fans ggoin, and house plants are only options I have for the time being because I can’t afford those expensive air purifiers. This would be way cooler item if it helped fix the issues it reports on.

  • Some of us suffer with seasonal allergies and this would be wonderful to help with that.
    Air quality is so important for so many reasons including sleeping better.It sounds like an
    awesome air purifier.It would be so fabulous to have one for sure.Thanks so much for the
    awesome review on it.