As air pollution continues to cause major health problems across the country, consumers are being asked to choose between air purifiers and the expensive home- and air-purifier systems they rely on.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said in a recent survey that Canadians are spending more money on air purification systems than on other items.
The survey found consumers are spending an average of $8 per month on air filters and $4.10 per month for a home purification system.
According to data released last month by CDP, consumers spent $8,903 per month in 2016 on air-conditioning systems, and $9,867 on home air filters.
That’s a jump of almost 25 per cent from 2015.
The increase is due to the fact that consumers are buying new air-conditional air-supply systems, according to the CDP.
As for the quality of the air that people are breathing, the CFPB says there has been a 30 per cent increase in the percentage of Canadians reporting that their health is at risk from ozone pollution.
It says that while ozone pollution remains the biggest threat to the health of Canadians, there is also a rise in air pollution linked to the proliferation of electronic cigarettes, which the CPPB says are known to be addictive and pose a health risk.
For many consumers, buying an air-filter and home-purifying system is a no-brainer.
The CFPL says that people who use the air filters often also purchase other household items, such as laundry detergent and laundry soap, to help remove odours from the home.
In the United States, air filters are being replaced by home-conditioners, which are becoming increasingly popular.
The CFPI says that air-filtration systems are becoming more popular in Canada, with an average household using one in 2016.
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