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Could Better Air Save Lives?

We all know the comfort benefits of a cooling air circulator, though it's unlikely you ever realised this simple appliance could be saving lives. A recent study by Californian organisation Kaiser Permanente Division of Research has revealed infants who sleep in a bedroom with a fan could be at a reduced risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by a staggering 72%.

The study examined the association between better air ventilation in bedrooms and reduced SIDS risk. The study looked at 185 infants who died from SIDS from 1997 to 2000. They were compared to 312 healthy infants that were a similar age and from similar socio economic and ethnic backgrounds.

It was shown that placing a fan in bedrooms created a mechanism against rebreathing; where carbon dioxide exhaled by the infant was trapped by bedding near the airway. Using a fan in the infant's room encouraged air movement near the sleeping baby and was shown to help reduce the accumulation of carbon dioxide around the infant's nose and mouth, thereby reducing this risk.

Other important practices to reduce the risk of SIDS include always placing infants on their back to sleep, placing them on a firm mattress with no soft bedding or pillows, providing them with a separate sleep environment, preventing them from overheating and providing them with a pacifier.

The Vornado Air Circulator is perfect for families with new babies who are concerned by the risk of SIDS.

Unobtrusive and attractive in any room it occupies, the Vornado turns the entire room into a comfort zone where the air is livelier and the temperature even throughout. The airflow created by a Vornado.

Air Circulator can be fully directed. This means that air can be moved at any angle throughout a room, up or down stairs, down a hallway or between rooms making it perfect for use either in a bedroom during an evening or in the lounge room if an infant is having an afternoon nap.

Vornado Air Circulators can be used either alone or in conjunction with your home's air conditioning system to create brisk, comforting air movement.

Every Vornado Air Circulator has a unique signature grill and provides whisper quiet operation, ensuring that little ones are never disturbed and always have a safe and comfortable night's sleep.

Last modified on Tuesday, 11 October 2011 14:09

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