No matter how often you clean your home, there always seems to be more. More dirt, more mess, more odors. In addition to actively cleaning your home, office or other space, it’s important not to forget about passive cleaning. Air quality is often missed when considering a room “clean.” The use of an air purification system can work to passively clean the air that you and your loved ones breathe and all you have to do is turn it on.
The 3 filter systems used in all Puritix air purifiers work to clean the air you breathe and you won’t even notice it’s there.
The three stages include:
- Fabric Pre-Filter: This filter works to trap large fabric particles such as hair and dust mites.
- Particle Filter: This filter works to remove allergens such as pollen, mold and common irritants.
- Carbon Filter: This filter works to eliminate smoke and other odor causing bacteria.
According to a 2016 study published in the US National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, many of the common household products used to create a sense of fresh air in the home, including air fresheners, laundry products, and cleaning agents, “156 different volatile organic compounds, of which the US Food and Drug Administration classified at least 42 as toxic or hazardous” (Apte, k., Savli, S). Based on this study, it’s possible that you have inadvertently exposed your home to such toxins.
The same study done by Apte, Savli, also notes that direct exposure to common household cleaning products show increases in the risk of trihalomethanes, which for those who don't speak “science” this term refers to volatile compounds you don’t want to inhale. Exposure to such increases an individual's chance of developing “respiratory ailments such as allergic rhinitis, asthma, allergic conjunctivitis, eczema, atopic dermatitis, and recurrent chest infections” (Apte, k., Savli, S).
While there is a long way to go in terms of completely eliminating air pollutants, the use of an air purifier in a confined space for even a few hours, according to this 2016 study, was shown to reduce toxic concentrations by 57%.
Sources:Apte, K., & Salvi, S. (2016). Household air pollution and its effects on health. F1000Research, 5, F1000 Faculty Rev-2593. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.7552.1