In America, we don’t think much about clean air. We have our occasional bouts with pollution, but overall, our air quality is something we have always taken for granted. We qualify our air pollution levels by comparing to other countries that have to walk around daily with face masks in order to avoid inhaling the particulates. However, our world has recently shifted due to Covid-19 and the air circulating around us is now in question—both indoors and out.
If you think you are protected from air pollution inside the comfort of your home, you are sadly mistaken. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor environments are around 2-5 times as polluted as the air outdoors, and occasionally up to 100 times as polluted! The EPA has ranked indoor air pollution as one of the top 5 environmental dangers facing our planet. While there is little you can do to affect the quality of the air outdoors, there is a lot you can do to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) at home.
A remarkable air cleaning happened as the whole world stayed at home. Those countries whose pollution levels were off the charts are now seeing blue skies and smelling the fresh air like never before. We have all benefited from the stay at home practice. But what about your indoor air? The air that is circulating in your house, your office, your cross-country flight or even your local restaurant all have come under scrutiny as potentially carrying the virus from one location to another. What can you do to stop the transfer? You can invest in an ‘air purifier’ from your local store or you can try ‘scientific air management’ (SAM).
An air purifier is as simple as it gets and as universal as needed. Who doesn’t appreciate some magical device that claims to clean the air you breathe and get rid of the bad things in it? But what are those bad things and will that machine really make a difference? That all depends on what your ultimate goal is.
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) was founded in 1995, creating a landmark in the evolution of factors like policy, awareness and morbidity. Similarly, the air purifier market has been steadily growing since 2010 because of the rising awareness of pollution, allergens and particulates. And the quality of filters used to trap those same things has also grown exponentially. Regardless of the device, the goal is to perform some action on ambient air pumped into it and emit it after the process. The device might filter, burn, ionize or irradiate incoming air, all in the name of hopefully making it particulate-free or cleaner.
SAM technology, however, is different in scope and application. It is a type of ‘air scrubbing’ that is used by mold remediation specialists, renovation companies, and hospitals to help improve the surrounding air quality. They were even used in the Pentagon after 9/11 to clean and purify the air.
SAM technology removes up to 99.9995% of the harmful contaminants in your home, office or business. It doesn’t just treat the air, it also helps to clean the surfaces, such as countertops, bathrooms, kitchens, and doorknobs. Once inside, the airborne contaminants pass through a strong UV germicidal light which works to disrupt the DNA of any airborne contaminants to render them useless. SAM, uses patented UV-C technology to capture airborne pathogens in large volumes of fast-moving air, holding germs close enough and long enough for total UV-C eradication.
SAM patented UV-C technology goes way beyond HEPA filtration too. For the general public, HEPA filters are the best product available for the purpose described. But what is wrong with HEPA filtration alone? Nothing, except that it can’t do everything we are now wanting in this new age. Coronavirus are spherical particles with diameters of approximately 0.125 microns. The smallest particles are 0.06 microns, and the largest are 0.14 microns. HEPA filtration is limited to its smallest mesh size of 0.3 microns. HEPA will NOT filter COVID-19 (coronavirus) effectively but SAM’s UV-C technology captures and destroys the very smallest of microorganisms. Operating way beyond filtration, SAM eradicates 99.9995% of airborne pathogens.
Now back to your goal of cleaner air. Are you interested in just helping out your indoor space on high pollution advisory days so as to not aggravate your asthma? Or are you looking an over cleanliness and purification that will protect you from the things you know about and the things you don’t?
Let’s review some of the benefits of using SAM technology:
- SAM technology is 100% safe for all and can be portable while using the same amount of energy as a ceiling fan.
- SAM can disinfect an entire room in less than 60 minutes and have been proven to be consistent independent of existing HVAC systems.
- SAM does not create ozone, has no external UV-C exposure and no volatile organic compounds (VOC) or odors remain
Improving your air quality is critical to sustaining your health. And you can now take more action in achieving it. It is very important to reduce and eliminate exposure to these pathogens and using a scientific air management system is one of the best ways to keep your home, office and business environment healthy.