Understanding AQI

Air Quality Index or AQI is the EPA’s (Environmental Protection Agency) method for reporting air quality. This system gauges the level of pollution in the air. Think of the system as a yardstick that ranges from 0 to 500. The higher the AQI number, the greater level of air pollution and the greater the health […]

Radon Risks

Radon is a radioactive gas produced naturally when radioactive metals like uranium, thorium, and radium break down in soil, rock, and water. Outdoors, radon poses no health risk because it disperses rapidly. However, indoors radon can become trapped and linger, causing potential health risks. Breathing radon over time increases your risk of lung cancer and is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.

What is Smog?

The term smog was first used in the early 1900s to describe smoke and fog that usually came from coal-burning factories. Today’s smog is a bit different than the smog back in the 1900s, but it still poses a critical health risk.

Reasons Why Buying an Air Purifier is Worth the Investment

People on average spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors, and in the age of COVID-19 clean air is a necessity. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), indoor air is 2-5 times more polluted than outdoor air and recommends an air filtration system in addition to ventilation for the best quality air. Here […]

Breaking Down VOCs and How to Reduce Them

Volatile Organic Compounds or VOCs are gasses that have a high vapor pressure and low water solubility. VOCs are emitted from certain solids and liquids like paints, markers, cleaning products, glues, fuel, and much more. VOCs contain a variety of chemicals that, when inhaled, can cause dangerous short-term and long-term health effects. Short-term issues can […]

What Is a Hepa Filter?

HEPA, which stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air, is a type of pleated mechanical air filter that uses a fine mesh material to capture small particles. First invented back in WWII, the HEPA Filter was used by scientists to capture radioactive particles during the creation of the atomic bomb.

Are cleaning products doing you and your family more harm than good?

As you’re scrubbing away and sanitizing, it’s actually the smells associated with a clean house that can be more dangerous than germs. The fresh scents of common household cleaners contain an assortment of chemicals that can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are toxic gases. Organic chemicals with high vapor pressure, or low boiling point, […]

Common Abbreviations You Need to Know

Just like any industry, the world of air filtration and purification has its own set of abbreviations, to sum up, a term or process. If you’re in the market for a quality air filtration and purification system, it’s important to understand the terminology so you can make an educated decision, without strictly relying on reviews.

The Effects of Indoor Air Pollution and Your Skin

When individuals consider maintaining healthy skin, they often focus on two primary strategies for improvement: using skin products to preserve the health of one’s skin and limiting exposure to abrasive contaminants or the elements that can degrade the health of one’s skin. Take, for instance, skincare products. Today, individuals spend $500 a year on skin […]

Air Filters for the Food Industry

Today food industries are increasingly dynamic and interdependent compared to the simplicity of the local farmers market and local food ecosystem of the early to mid 20th century. Food organizations are required to manage complex production and distribution for their business operations properly.  On top of this growing sophistication and competition, organizations in the food […]

Why You Should Run Your Air Purifier 24/7

With exponential technological growth seen around the world and the global population on the rise, individuals are waking up to the fact that the air we breathe is not as clean as it was five to ten years ago. The Environmental Defense Fund or ETF state nine out of ten people around the world breathe unhealthy […]

Preparing Your Home For Spring

As you may be realizing, this year has flown by and just like that, Spring is upon us. And as you read this, you may be finding that the weather is beginning to warm up, plants and trees are beginning to bloom and your seasonal allergies are now starting to cause discomfort. If you are […]