Best Air Purifiers for Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)
Over the last decade, medical professionals and environmentalist have experienced an unusually high amount of allergies symptoms and reactions among the general population. These symptoms ranged from but were not limited to difficulties in breathing, rashes, sinus blockage, nasal congestions, and spells of fatigue. These symptoms were later attributed to non-naturally occurring chemicals in the environment and the term Multiple Chemical Sensitivity were given to these patients.
What Is Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Multiple Chemical Sensitivities (MCS) was identified in a 1989 multidisciplinary survey of 89 clinicians and researchers and modified in 1999. Top consensus criteria (Multiple chemical sensitivities: a 1999 consensus, 1999) for MCS define the condition by these criteria:
- A chronic condition.
- Symptoms recur reproducibly.
- Symptoms recur in response to low levels of chemical exposure.
- Symptoms occur when exposed to multiple unrelated chemicals.
- Symptoms improve or resolve when trigger chemicals are removed.
- Multiple organ systems are affected.
Toxic substances that people with MCS become disabled by include any quantity of exposures to pesticides, secondhand smoke, alcohol, fresh paint, scented products and perfumes, candles, fragrances, food preservatives, flavor enhancers, aerosols, tap water, cosmetics, personal care products, new carpets, petroleum products, formaldehyde, outdoor pollutants, newspaper ink, cleaning compounds, printing and office products, and other synthetically derived chemicals. Some also become ill from natural products that are highly concentrated such as natural orange cleaners due to high volatile organic compound and pesticide concentration. Symptoms can range from minor annoyances (headache, runny nose) to life-threatening reactions (seizures, anaphalaxis).Via.
Removing VOCs and Toxic Vapors from Inside of your Home
Because the symptoms among those with MCS vary are so diverse there is not generic treatment that a patient can receive but doctors, psychologists, and environmentalist all agree that the nest way to prevent further illnesses or reaction is to mitigate and control the environment that someone with MCS is exposed to. This may be a little more difficult to do while outdoors but while inside of their home it is important to be mindful of the chemical odors and toxic vapors that may trigger a potential reaction. The best way to improve your indoor air quality and remove VOCs, toxic vapors, and airborne chemicals is with the EnviroKlenz mobile air system.
What Makes the EnviroKlenz® Mobile Air System Different?
Removal of hazardous pollutants from the air is an important application area with significant impact on human health and quality of life. Portable home air filters, personal protection respirators, and large scale filtration systems installed in buildings are examples of air filtration products widely used to improve air quality and prevent exposure to harmful chemicals. Air filters removing chemical pollutants, gasses, or vapors, are frequently used in the home where individuals are sensitive to chemicals or other environmental factors or pollutants may be present.
The majority of air systems only focus on particle filtration. These devices may use a combination of traditional MERV rated filters and HEPA filtration. In the image below, HEPA filtration does a good job of removing particulates, but it does not address chemical pollutants and odors.
To combat this drawback, some devices add in solid sorbents, such as carbon, which try to capture air pollutants by means of physical adsorption. Such filters have only limited removal capacities and often no destructive capabilities resulting in the chemical contaminants being released back into the environment which is a major drawback of traditional sorbent-based filtration systems.
EnviroKlenz® products have proven to be highly efficient “destructive adsorbents” for chemicals making them not only competitively advantageous, but very attractive in multiple chemical sensitive situations. When the EnviroKlenz materials come into contact with harmful odor-causing chemicals, the metal oxides’ active sites first capture the chemical then initiate the neutralization process. This type of action is needed for the numerous types of odorous chemicals that possess a variety of different functional groups. The increased surface area, unique physical morphology, high chemical reactivity, and functional porosity, all contribute to the enhanced chemical adsorption and odor neutralizing characteristics.
- EnviroKlenz materials are highly effective against many common chemical irritants, pollutants, and odors.
- EnviroKlenz technology can offer dramatically increased chemical neutralization capability and broader efficacy towards a variety of chemical classes.
- EnviroKlenz technology can be deployed into existing air handling systems or stand-alone mobile air systems.
- EnviroKlenz technology retains the adsorbed chemicals and/or fragrances.
- EnviroKlenz technology provides superior performance when compared to commercially available
Safely Improve your Homes Indoor Air QualityAs mentioned the safety and efficacy is what separates the EnviroKlenz mobile from its competition making it the ideal air purifier for those with chemical sensitivities. The EnviroKlenz mobile air system is shipped to your door ready to go with little assembly required and is also backed by a 100% money back guarantee. For additional information on the EnviroKlenz mobile air system click here.