Immediate health effects include, but are not limited to:

  • Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Aggravated respiratory diseases (such as asthma)
  • Aggravated allergy symptoms

Clean the Air AND the Surfaces of Your Home at the SAME TIME!

Allergy season is in full swing, and for many that means avoiding the outdoors at all costs; but did you know that the air indoors can actually be more of an irritant to you and your lungs than the air outdoors? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the quality of the air indoors can actually be more severely polluted than the air outside. This is due to a multitude of reasons but it mainly comes down to ventilation or lack thereof. Without proper ventilation and air flow to dilute the harmful particles and gases, these pollutants can build up over time inside your home. Given that studies have shown most people spend 90% of their time indoors, this can pose a serious threat to your health.

Pollution sources that release gases or particles are the main cause of poor indoor air quality. These sources can come from either inside sources (such as fuel-burning appliances, building materials, cleaning products, central heating and cooling devices, high moisture, etc.) or from outside sources (mold, pollen, emissions, pesticides, radon, etc.). If exposed to high quantities of these pollutants, suffering from short term and/or long-term effects to your health are a possibility. The time it takes to experience adverse health effects from poor indoor air varies but can appear soon after exposure or even years later.

The Problem With Air Purifiers

The EPA suggests that the best ways of combatting high quantities of pollutants in indoor air is reducing/removing the sources of the pollutants and by proper ventilation with outdoor air. However, air purification devices can heavily aid in the reduction of the pollutants in a structure as well, and can help reduce the amounts of pollutants coming into a home from outside air.

It is for this reason that air purification devices have become so popular. These air purification devices have been marketed as systems that can help improve respiratory health conditions by removing these toxic pollutants from the air – and who wouldn’t want to cough and sneeze less during allergy season? While these systems can help, most devices can only filter either particles or gases, not both. Furthermore, most devices simply filter the air coming into a structure, rather than cleaning the air and surfaces of harmful particles and gases that already exist within it. This means that the problem of pollutants and harmful compounds in your home is still present as it is not being addressed in full. If you are paying for a way to reduce the pollutants in your home, wouldn’t you want a device that is effective in combating more than just a few of these hazards?

Introducing ActivePure©

Fortunately for us, NASA asked the same question when considering sanitation and air quality for the astronauts on the International Space Station. As a solution to this problem – ActivePure© technology was born! Now available for everyday consumers, ActivePure© is available with the Air Scrubber. uses ActivePure© technology, allows us to go beyond the abilities of a traditional air purification device by not only combating hazards in the air, but by eliminating harmful contaminants on the surfaces within your home. It is the only air cleaning technology that has been awarded the Certified Space Technology seal from the Space Foundation.

How does it work?

ActivePure© works through a process called radiant catalytic ionization. For us non-scientists, this means that the Air Scrubber produces particles that seek out and destroy the harmful pollutants in the air and on the surfaces of our home. These particles are powerful oxidizers that essentially act as a magnet to harmful pollutants and rapidly destroy them where they stand (even if they are hiding in cracks and crevices!). This process works to sanitize your home and eliminate foul odors. By also cleaning the surfaces of your home, you will have reduced exposure to common bacteria and viruses and thus any of their effects on your health. There have even been numerous university studies that have supported ActivePure©’s effectiveness in eliminating more dangerous contaminants such as E. Coli, MRSA, Staph, and Strep from home surfaces. The powerful air cleansing abilities of ActivePure© technology will also protect you from a wider breadth of pollutants than most other air purifying devices – which means greater protection against contaminants that aggravate or trigger respiratory issues. Other benefits that could result from adding the Air Scrubber to your home include reduction of sick days, improved feeling of wellness, and better sleep.

Perhaps one little-thought-about, yet still extremely impactful benefit to having an Air Scrubber, is that in addition to keeping your home clean, it keeps your air conditioner clean as well. For those of us living in Southern Arizona, having a clean AC unit is critical to the life expectancy of proper functioning of what can for most be considered our favorite appliance. It all comes down to the evap. coil – the dirtier the coil, the harder the air conditioner has to work. The harder the air conditioner has to work, the more costly it is to use it and the more likely it is to need to be serviced. Having a unit such as an Air Scrubber can result in a cleaner coil and a better functioning air conditioning unit.