If you or family members are prone to respiratory conditions such as bronchitis and upper respiratory tract infections, an air barrier could provide a welcome solution to helping reduce the frequency that it strikes. These types of infections are more often acquired during the colder months when influenza viruses also spread easily and are particularly risky for the very young, very old or seriously ill.
In built up areas, there is a year round threat from pollution and ground level ozone. For someone with an existing respiratory infection the ozone can
cause a narrowing of their airways, coughing and acute pain when taking deep breaths. It can also damage vital cells in the respiratory system leading to permanent lung damage.
By preventing pollution and ozone entering the home, air barriers can provide one of the first lines of defence. The New South Wales Health Department attributes 2.3% of all deaths in Australia to pollution, making it an important issue for everyone.