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Respiratory health for aging parents

As our parents age, their needs change. This includes a variety of medical needs, applying to the respiratory system as much as anything. The cause of these changing needs can be broken down into three categories: structural changes, behavioral factors, and environmental factors. Combined, these elements can lead to increased susceptibility to respiratory concerns including pneumonia, bronchitis, sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


Structural Changes

One of the factors that contributes to these changing needs relates to the physical changes taking place in the human body as it ages. Just like your smartphone, parts of your body will begin to run less efficiently over time. First off, the tissue of your lungs loses elasticity, making it more difficult to keep airways open. Additionally, your diaphragm weakens, meaning this muscle cannot push air in and out of your lungs as well. Finally, the nerves responsible for clearing your airwaves begin to lose sensitivity. Combined, these factors cause buildup of foreign particles in the lungs.


Behavioral Factors

Smoking, of course, is a big variable when it comes to respiratory health. In addition to being a major cause of lung cancer, it can result in destroyed lung tissue, inflamed lungs, and narrowed air passages. 

Exercise is another variable of respiratory health. It’s common for people to shift to a sedentary lifestyle as they get older, and it can be hard for older adults to squeeze in an exercise regimen that builds and maintains lung health. Framing exercises around enjoyable activities can help change behavior. It depends on the person, but basic, enjoyable activities like walking, swimming and gardening are common solutions for older adults.


Environmental Factors

While neither you or your parents can control the outside world, we can all regulate our exposure to the outdoors and we do have substantial control over our indoor spaces, which are subject to irritants such as mold, dander, cooking fumes, and even smoke from your fireplace. An Airmega purifier can help with these pollutants by trapping 99.97% of airborne particles, pollen, allergens, and fungi, keeping respiratory systems of any age healthier and breathing more freely.


1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
→ Tested with Airmega Aim, 100, 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S, ProX

299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
→ Tested with Coway Airmega AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 250, 250 Art, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S
→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.

- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes

3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.

4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S

5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.

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