The FACTS

    Concerning Indoor Air

            Pollution

 

Are You Aware:

  • its PROBLEMS
  • the REASONS
  • our Solutions
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All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day to day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are simply unavoidable. Some we choose to accept because to do otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want. Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about. In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than pollutants outdoors. In addition, people who may be exposed to indoor air pollutants for the longest periods of time are often those most susceptible to the effects of indoor air pollution. Such groups include the young, the elderly, and the chronically ill, especially those suffering from respiratory conditions.

Some Sources of contamination:

animal dander
bacteria
carpets & drapes
dry-cleaned goods
dust mites
fungi spores
household chemicals
paneling
personal care products
stored fuels
stored hobby products
stored paint supplies
tobacco smoke
virus
wood stove& fireplace

Ozone air purification has been utilized in:

automotive detailing
bars
bathrooms
fire restoration
garbage holding area
health clubs
kennels
laboratories
motel rooms
musty areas
pet stores
produce storage
rest homes
veterinarian offices
yachts-boats


 

Today’s weather tight homes trap pollutants inside where everyday household contaminants become increasingly concentrated. The result: indoor air can be up to twenty times more polluted than the air outdoors, jeopardizing the health and vitality of your family.

What is Ozone?

Ozone (O3), a 3-atom form of oxygen, is a normal trace element in the earth’s atmosphere. Ozone is a different chemical than common oxygen (O2) which supports life on our planet. Like many substances, ozone is beneficial to life and to man, but can also be harmful in excessive concentrations.

Ozone is created naturally by the action of the sun on oxygen; it also is created by man as a by-product of processes such as combustion, power generation and operation of common appliances such as sun lamps, copy machines or electric hair dryers.

What about ozone in the air we breathe?

Traces (small quantities) of ozone from the earth’s upper atmosphere are carried to the earth’s surface by winds and down-drafts. With no intervention by man, ozone in the outdoor air we breathe would vary in concentrations between .000 and .030 parts per million (PPM).

In most cities higher levels of ozone are created primarily due to automobile exhaust and resulting photochemical reactions. During "smog alerts", these levels can be irritating or even harmful to people. Indoor ozone concentrations will almost always be much lower than outdoors; this is why people with respiratory illness are advised to remain indoors during smog alerts. In a typical home or building, ozone levels of .000 to .030 PPM would be found, when the outdoor level is .000 to .150 PPM.

Many appliances such as hairdryers, mixers or electric fans actually produce very small concentrations of ozone when they are running. This occurs as a result of electrical discharge exciting oxygen (O2) into ozone (O3). Again, because ozone breaks down very quickly into oxygen and because such low levels are produced, even with several appliances in operation typical ozone concentrations found in homes and buildings will not be increased beyond a low, background level.

Comparing Air Filter Efficiency

 

An air cleaner is a significant investment in an appliance that should provide a consistent and reliable performance over the long term. Before you make the decision as to which air cleaner you buy, you should understand:

Government Agencies Rate INDOOR AIR POLLUTION as the Nation's biggest pollution problem

Tightly Constructed Buildings Don't Breathe..
  1. Little or no Air Exchange
  2. Indoor Air is Re-circulated
  3. INDOOR AIR POLLUTION is trapped indoors!

Clothing
Pollens , oils (from smoke), gases, other allergens and odors, attach themselves to the fabric. Once indoors, clothing release allergens, gases and odors into the air...

Furnishings
New carpeting, drapes, furniture and upholstery emit chemical fumes, noxious gases and odors...

Construction Materials
Paint, plywood, particle board (from cabinets, furniture, paneling) emit chemical  fumes and noxious gases and odors...

Home Cleaning Products
Furniture polishes, ammonia and other cleaning products emit chemical  fumes, noxious gases and odors...

Heating / Cooling Systems
Ductwork gathers dust and moisture, creating mold and mold spores, and hosting bacteria and dust mites, circulates dust, mold spores, bacteria and dust mites throughout the building...

INDOOR AIR POLLUTANTS

DUST
Did you know? 42,000 dust mites can live in only one ounce of dust! Forty pounds of dust generated per year per 1,500 square feet of space, hosting 15 species of dust mites! Airborne fragments cause eye irritation, allergies, eye-ear-nose-throat infections, asthma attacks, fatigue and depression.
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BACTERIA
Did you know? Bacteria are found in your heating and cooling system, house pets, garbage, bathrooms--everywhere in your home. causes colds, flu, respiratory infections , eye infections...
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MOLD SPORES
Did you know? Mold spores are found in your heating and cooling system, in damp clothing, cleaning materials and the moisture in your ceilings, walls, carpets, drapes... Causes allergies, sinus headaches, irritability, fatigue and depression.
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Helps Remove

Smoke
Bacteria & Mold
Chemical Gases
Pollens
Odors
Dust
Static Electricity

Features and Specifications:

-Great Looking, Light Walnut Veneer, Compact design
-Weighs only 10 lbs
-Uses only 25 Watts
-Easy to clean (see pictures)
-Covers up to an average house depending on pollution

ADDITIONAL READING
Ozone - Nature's Air Purifier

 




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