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Facts About Indoor Air

  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air in homes can be up to 100 times more polluted than outdoor air.1

     

  • The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine reports that exposure to indoor pollutants is a key contributor to the asthma problems of this nation.2

     

  • Most allergy and asthma sources are passed from person to person through the air.

     

  • The air in a single room can contain hundreds of thousands of infectious bacteria, viruses, fungal spores, and contaminants, which can only be seen with a microscope.

     

  • Health effects may show up immediately, or after years of exposure to poor indoor air quality. These symptoms include some respiratory diseases, heart disease, and cancer. They may be severely debilitating or fatal.3

Facts About UV

  • The disinfection of medical equipment using UV has been a common and reliable practice.4

     

  • UV disinfection has been determined to be adequate for inactivating bacteria and viruses.5

     

  • The germicidal effects of UV light cause photochemical damage to DNA and RNA within microorganisms.6

     

  • “...ultraviolet radiation, properly integrated with heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, shows the most promise as a widely applicable means of air disinfection.” Richard Riley, M.D.7