Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD), or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is not actually a single disease, but a group of diseases that affects the lungs and causes breathing problems. It is a chronic condition with symptoms like breathlessness, consistent cough, and excessive sputum production. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is life threatening, and can lead to death.
COPD is a very prevalent condition. Approximately 80 million people have at least moderate COPD, according to the World Health Organization. It is predicted to become the fourth leading cause of death, globally, by 2030.
In medium to highly developed countries, the main factor in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder is tobacco smoke; however other factors are exposure to indoor air pollution, asthma, respiratory infections, and certain genetic conditions.
If someone in your home suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, then it is very important that you make sure your home’s air is clean and healthy. The majority of homes in the U.S. have indoor air pollution problems that can be alleviated fairly easily. In order to create a healthy home environment, you have to know what is in your air.
Let us help you. Have a AirAdvice for Homes™ indoor air quality test done today in your home – it’s simple, easy, and is typically offered at low or no cost to you, the homeowner.
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