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During today’s Podcast show, we will be discussing ways to improve your indoor air as we are now in the heart of allergy season.Our guest will be Dr. Jennifer Weinberg, Preventive and Lifestyle Medicine Physician, Environmental Health Expert, Author of The Whole Cure & The Simple Pure Whole Wellness Solution.
Dr. Weinberg has followed her passion for wellness and healthy living and has developed a comprehensive approach to healing. She was trained at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins and her broad expertise in preventive and lifestyle medicine, environmental health, yoga, and health coaching allow her to offer innovative wellness and education programs.
Dr. Weinberg touched upon several types of air pollutants that air purifiers need to be able to address to have a positive impact on personal environment spaces. Pollen and allergens, VOCs, cleaning chemicals, outside factors, furniture odors among others. Poor indoor air quality represents one of the top public health risks, according to the National Institute of Environmental Health Science. And since the average person spends ~ 90% of their time indoors, doing things to positively impact the air quality in your personal environments can provide significant lifestyle benefits.
Do indoor air purifiers really work?
In our everyday lives we are bombarded with toxins and chemicals in the water we drink and bathe in, the food we eat and the air we breathe. When the body is overwhelmed with toxins, it cannot properly perform its functions, produce appropriate levels of hormones or digest our food.
Chemicals in common products which we use every day and in our environments are linked to rising rates of diseases including obesity, diabetes, thyroid diseases, behavioral problems, cancers and more.
Do you or your children suffer from allergies, autoimmune issues, sinus problems, metabolic imbalances, headaches, fatigue or other health issues? Many common and debilitating health issues can be linked to the quality of the air, water, and other substances inside of our homes.
Air purifiers and filtration systems can be an effective solution for removing a variety of pollutants from the air, but you need to research what is can do and does that match what you actually need. We are often asked how different technologies such as ionizers and carbon compare in their ability to address all these aspects of poor air quality with the EnviroKlenz Technology
Ionizer Air Purifier Dangers
Ionizer sends charged molecules into the air in your home. They interact with dust particles in the air due to an electric attraction. These ions either make the pollutants stick to walls or surfaces within the air space or capture them on an electrically-charged collection plate in the unit. So these devices can reduce some particulates, but a big drawback is they have no effect on gasses and odors, they are less effective than HEPA for particulates, and the area they can treat is often limited. Additionally, some ionizers have been known to produce ozone which may be more problematic for air quality than the particulate it may remove.
Activated carbon filters have been used for decades by people with MCS to remove volatile gasses.Activated carbon is so called because the carbon is “activated” by treatment with oxygen. This causes millions of pores to open up, giving a huge surface area to the carbon. Just one pound of activated carbon has up to 150 acres of surface area.It works by adsorption, a process by which pollutant gasses are attracted by and stick to the carbon.
Carbon has many holes, like a sponge, which trap the pollutants as they go by. But there are some problems with activated carbon.First of all, many people with MCS cannot tolerate the carbon itself. Carbon is often treated with chemical additives in an attempt to improve the efficiency, which can end up in the filtered air.And when all the pores in the carbon are full, it can dump air pollutants back into the air.Activated carbon does collect pollutants from the air in your home environment, but then they are stored within the carbon that then needs to be disposed of somewhere
Charged Media Filters For Particulate Removal
Charged media filters utilize “electrostatic” technology, which utilizes static electricity to attract and capture pollutants. Just like synthetic clothing can stick to your body when you put them on after taking them out of the dryer, electrostatic filters primarily attract micron or sub-micron particulate pollutants in the same way.Charged media filters utilize electrostatic energy by charging synthetic fibers during the manufacturing process.
The charge is retained during use, attracting airborne particles and giving them an electrostatic charge before trapping them within the fibers of a conventional filter.Charged media filters are extremely efficient at the beginning of use, but become less efficient as pollutants are collected. Charged media filters must be changed regularly to maintain efficiency.
Ozone Generator Effectiveness
Ozone generators remove chemicals and odors from indoor air by oxidation. Normal oxygen has two molecules of oxygen and ozone has three. When ozone comes in contact with a pollutant, it breaks apart and combines one molecule of oxygen with the pollutant, leaving the two molecules that make up pure oxygen.Many people with MCS have used ozone generators as air purifiers, but there are many warnings about the danger of breathing ozone.Ozone generators that are sold as air cleaners intentionally produce the gas ozone.
Often the vendors of ozone generators make statements and distribute material that leads the public to believe that these devices are always safe and effective in controlling indoor air pollution. For almost a century, health professionals have refuted these claims.Some vendors suggest that these devices have been approved by the federal government for use in occupied spaces. To the contrary, NO agency of the federal government has approved these devices for use in occupied spaces. Because of these claims, and because ozone can cause health problems at high concentrations.
EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System for VOC and Particulate Removal
The EnviroKlenz Mobile Air System has been a go-to source for those with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity and Environmental illnesses because of its innovative and portable processor ability for eliminating indoor environmental sensitivity triggers such as VOCs and particulates. The EnviroKlenz HEPA air purifier is portable and easy to install and comes equipped with a patented air cartridge technology, that once installed works to immediately mitigate a broad spectrum of indoor environmental sensitivity triggers.
The system improves personal environment air quality by removing and neutralizing chemical odors, fragrances, VOCs, particulates, and allergens all at once while removing harmful dust, particulate, allergens, pet dander, and more at 99.99% efficiency. The technology is made from safe earth minerals as the cartridge media. and does not release any chemicals or particulates back into the environment making it safe for those with MCS and respiratory illness to be around.
In honor of MCS awareness month and our special guest Dr. Jennifer Weinberg we have reopened on of our most popular promotions which provide you with over $400 in savings on our Mobile air System package. For more information on how you can receive 3 free replacement filters with your purchase click the one-time special button below.