Indoor Air Cleaning & Filtration Technology
What Makes Air "Unhealthy"?
When a shaft of light shines into your living room, you've most likely noticed the particles floating in its beam. If you're like most, you're probably not thrilled to realize your breathing those particles. And just what are they, anyway? There are three main components to unhealthy indoor air: particulate matter, micro-organisms and volatile organic compounds (or V.O.C.s). Common indoor particles include things like pollen, lint, smoke, house dust and animal dander. In fact, even homes that don't have pets probably still have dander in the air! It was recently published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology that pet allergen is present in ALL homes, regardless of whether an animal is even present. Common airborne micro-organisms can include plant and mold spores, viruses and bacteria. Other indoor air pollutants include chemicals, gases and fumes like asbestos, carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, lead, nitrogen dioxide, as well as volatile organic compounds emitted from household cleaning products, furniture, smoke and cooking odors. While this extensive list of potential household air contaminants may seem daunting, there are filtration technologies available to help limit your exposure to harmful indoor air. Continue reading