PRINCETON, N.J. – Dynamic Air Quality Solutions is partnering with the COPD Foundation to help increase awareness about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and to improve the lives of an estimated 30 million people living with COPD in North America.
COPD is the third leading cause of death in North America. More people die annually of COPD than breast cancer and diabetes combined and, furthermore, there are an estimated 14 million people living with COPD who have never been diagnosed.
Indoor Air Quality is a major focus for the HVAC industry for all the right reasons. Over the years, home comfort systems have evolved dramatically to improve the air people breathe. But until recently, IAQ has not been as important as it is today, which has contributed to health issues for millions.
Dynamic Air Quality Solutions plans to react to this epidemic by educating friends and clients about COPD and encouraging people to be screened and tested when appropriate. If diagnosed early enough and treated, people can live long and productive lives even with COPD.
As a partner of the COPD Foundation, Dynamic is committed to helping to put COPD on the map and rallying support for people living with COPD.
COPD is an umbrella term to describe progressive lung diseases characterized by increasing breathlessness. Emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory asthma and bronchiectasis are all forms of COPD. People should be screened if they experience:
- chronic cough
- chest phlegm
- feeling of a tight chest
- breathlessness after walking up a flight of stairs or a hill
- limitations of doing activities at home
- sleeplessness due to breathing issues
- lack of energy