Indoor air pollutants are unwanted, sometimes harmful materials in the air. Indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks. Usually the best way to address this risk is to control or eliminate the sources of pollutants, and to ventilate a home with clean outdoor air.
The ventilation method may, however, be limited by weather conditions or undesirable levels of contaminants contained in outdoor air. If these measures are insufficient, an air cleaning device may be useful. Air cleaning devices are intended to remove pollutants from indoor air.
Some air cleaning devices are designed to be installed in the ductwork of a home’s central heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system to clean the air in the whole house. Portable room air cleaners can be used to clean the air in a single room or specific areas, but they are not intended for whole-house filtration.
Particulate matter includes dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, tobacco smoke, particles generated from combustion appliances such as cooking stoves, and particles associated with tiny organisms such as:
- Dust mites
Gaseous pollutants come from combustion processes. Sources include gas cooking stoves, vehicle exhaust and tobacco smoke. They also come from:
- Building materials
- The use of products such as
- Cleaning products
Household surfaces contain many dangerous bacteria, which can be transferred to any part of our body that comes in contact with the surface.
• Airborne flu virus particles move from person to person through sneezing and coughing and failure to wash hands afterward.
• Bacteria thrive in warm, humid areas of the home and can cause serious illness to young and old family members alike.
Using carbon filtration to eliminate odors and return clean, fresh air you will breathe easier knowing your home has reduced pollution. Your family’s risk of these germs and subsequent illness will be substantially lower and much healthier.
HEPA, or high efficiency particulate air, refers to a type of filter that removes 99.9% of particles above a certain size—a standard set by the Department of Energy.
Air Purifier is a worthwhile buy—especially for people with allergies or asthma, those at risk for cardiovascular disease and families with young kids.