Air Sterilizers – The Newest Technology in Air Cleaning

Air Sterilizers

Introducing the newest technology in air cleaning… Airfree Air Sterilizers use heat to incinerate mold spores and fungi, bacteria, viruses and dust mites.

Air Sterilizers are great for allergy sufferersWhat are molds?

Molds are microscopic fungi that live on plant or animal matter. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps three hundred thousand or more. Most are filamentous organisms and the production of spores is characteristic of fungi in general. These spores can be air-, water-, or insect-borne.

How do molds affect people?

Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, or wheezing. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions. Severe reactions may occur among workers exposed to large amounts of molds in occupational settings, such as farmers working around moldy hay. Severe reactions may include fever and shortness of breath. People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs.

Where are molds found?

Molds are found in virtually every environment and can be detected, both indoors and outdoors, year round. Mold growth is encouraged by warm and humid
conditions. Outdoors they can be found in shady, damp areas or places where leaves or other vegetation is decomposing. Indoors they can be found where
humidity levels are high, such as basements or showers.

Bacteria and Viruses

Airborne bacteria (and viruses) are a common source of respiratory infection and a particular threat to infants, the elderly and those with compromised immune or cardiovascular systems, including people with allergies, asthma, AIDS and heart disease. Some serious infectious diseases are spread through airborne bacteria or viruses, including whooping cough, meningitis and anthrax.

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How large are the bacteria and viruses that threaten human health? According to the Pennsylvania State University Department of Aerobiological Engineering
airborne pathogens database, health-threatening bacteria and viruses range in size from .018 micron to as large as 1.325 microns.

Airborne pathogens larger than .1 micron include:

  • Chickenpox virus (Varicella zoster) at .12 to .2 micron
  • Smallpox virus (Poxvirus variola) at .14 to .3 micron
  • Whooping cough bacteria (Bordetella pertussis) at .2 to .3 micron
  • Pneumonia bacteria (Mycoplasma pneumoniae) at .2 to .3 micron
  • Bronchitis bacteria (Chlamydia pneumoniae) at .2 to .4 micron
  • Meningitis bacteria (Haemophilus influenzae) at .2 to .3 micron
  • Tuberculosis bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) at .2 to .6 micron
  • Diphtheria bacteria (Corynebacteria diphtheria) at .3 to .8 micron
  • Scarlet fever bacteria (Streptococcus pyogenes) at .6 to 1.0 micron
  • Otitis media bacteria (Streptococcus pneumoniae) at .8 to 1.0 micron
  • Anthrax bacteria (Bacillus anthracis) at 1.0 to 1.25 microns

When it comes to filtration, bacteria and viruses have not been proven to behave in exactly the same way as non-living particles. Some pathogens can move on their own, and some have slimy coatings that may affect a filter’s ability to capture them. Furthermore, home air cleaners may not always be used under ideal conditions (24 hours per day, in a sealed room appropriate to the unit’s tested air volume capacity). All of these variables may affect any system’s ability to filter bacteria and viruses.

Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic insects and one of health’s largest enemies. They cause over 70% of all respiratory allergies. Unlike pollens that provoke allergies during spring, dust mite allergies can be felt all year long. In cold weather, dust mite allergies are intensified because people spend more time indoors. Dust mites bite generally at night and can cause skin rashes mainly in children.

Studies performed by the University of Virginia show that children exposed to dust mites in their early ages have more chance to develop asthma.

“Asthma is the third major cause of hospitalization in children under 15. Underestimating the severity of an acute attack poses the greatest threat to children with asthma. Unfortunately, one study of children found that nearly 40% of them were unaware of asthmatic symptoms when they occurred.
Asthma is especially serious in children, particularly those younger than five, because their airways are very narrow. These immature airways have less reserve for air exchange and don’t respond as well as adults to bronchodilators (drugs that open the airways). Sadly, the hospitalization and fatality rates among children and young adults with asthma are on the rise.”

The Airfree Air Sterilizers are available in the following attractive styles and and sizes…

Airfree P-1000 Air Sterilizer Airfree Platinum P-2000 Air Sterilizer Airfree Onix P-3000 Air Sterilizer
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P1000 Air Sterilizer
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P2000 Platinum Air Sterilizer
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Onix P3000 Air Sterilizer
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