Immediate health effects include, but are not limited to:
- Irritation to the eyes, nose and throat
- 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.
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.