Is the air in your home hurting you?

Written by Brandon Hopkins

Isrepparttar air in your home hurting you?

Many people never think about it, I never did. Isrepparttar 149448 air in your home hurting you? Have you ever noticed odd smells? Dust? Mold? Pollen?

Many people never think aboutrepparttar 149449 air in their homes, but it can be harmful. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says thatrepparttar 149450 air inside of homes can be between 2 and 5 times more harmful than outside air. On top of that, most Americans spend about 90% of their time indoors.

Now that you know how serious clean air is, what can you do to get your air cleaner?

1. Get an air purifier Air purifiers come in many sizes and models. Some are designed to clean small rooms, while others can clean an entire home. If you are trying to protect you and your family from particles such as smoke, dust, pollen, and mold spores, find a HEPA filter air purifier. HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air (filter) and is designed to completely remove particles floating around in your home or office. HEPA will capture just about everything except gases.

Defibrillator Recall

Written by T.Going

In June of 2005 Guidant Corporation recalled cardiac defibrillators implanted in 50,000 patients aroundrepparttar world because of potentially fatal malfunctions. Inrepparttar 149424 United States there are approximately 38,000 patients with Guidant brand defibrillators which have failed 45 times and are responsible for at least two deaths since May 30th.

The recalled models are listed below:

VENTAK PRIZM 2 DR The problem withrepparttar 149425 Ventak Prizm 2 DRs is that they might undergo a manufacturer defect ofrepparttar 149426 wire insulator inrepparttar 149427 lead connection block. This defect can potentially cause a short circuit and preventrepparttar 149428 device for providing help atrepparttar 149429 time needed. There has already been one death related to this malfunction.

CONTAK RENEWAL The Contak Renewal devices also have a fatal manufacturing defect. The wire insulation used onrepparttar 149430 lead connector block has been known to deteriorate causing a short ciructui inrepparttar 149431 titanium case ofrepparttar 149432 device. There are about 15 failure so far, and one death so far.

VENETAK PRIZM AVT This device provides a trial therapy for those suffering from fatal heart problems. This device has a flaw in its memory system that can preventrepparttar 149433 defibrillator from deliveringrepparttar 149434 appropriate amount of therapy needed. This device has failed twice but there are no reported serious injuries or fatalities related to it. Still, patients are advised to report to their doctors to receive a necessary programming change.

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