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Carrier Healthy Buildings and Homes Solutions Help Protect Indoor Air Quality from Wildfire Smoke

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., June 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its commitment to Healthy Buildings and Healthy Homes, Carrier Global Corporation (NYSE:CARR), global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, offers a suite of solutions to help keep people safe from poor outdoor air quality in the wake of the Canadian wildfires.

Smoke from the wildfires has engulfed large portions of the United States this week, creating dangerous conditions for millions of Americans. In some affected areas of the East Coast, the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Air Quality Index reached levels of more than 300 for more than three consecutive days. The Air Quality Index measures the level of air quality pollution and resulting health concerns, with an AQI over 150 representing an unhealthy level for the general population.

Wildfire smoke can make outdoor air unhealthy to breathe, but smoke from outdoors can enter homes and other buildings, making indoor air unhealthy, as well. Smoke is made up of a mixture of gasses and fine particles, which can get into one's eyes and respiratory system, causing such health problems as burning eyes, runny noses, and more serious illnesses, including bronchitis. Fine particles can also aggravate serious existing health issues, such as heart and lung disease, according to the EPA.

"With many health officials urging individuals to stay indoors during air quality alerts, it is more important than ever to protect indoor environments," said Justin Keppy, President, North America Residential & Light Commercial HVAC, at Carrier. "Fortunately, there are actions people can take immediately to improve indoor air quality in homes and commercial buildings, and solutions to help them prepare for future events."

How to Maintain Healthy Indoor Air Quality During Wildfires and Other Events:

Carrier provides an expanded suite of advanced solutions to help deliver healthier, safer, more efficient indoor air quality, including:

For more information, visit www.corporate.carrier.com.

About Carrier
Carrier Global Corporation, global leader in intelligent climate and energy solutions, is committed to creating solutions that matter for people and our planet for generations to come. From the beginning, we've led in inventing new technologies and entirely new industries. Today, we continue to lead because we have a world-class, diverse workforce that puts the customer at the center of everything we do. For more information, visit corporate.carrier.com or follow Carrier on social media at @Carrier.


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