What you can’t see can truly hurt you. Indoor air quality is a growing concern for most homeowners, as more and more people spend the vast majority of their time indoors. Indoor air can actually be more polluted than outdoor air.
Mere household dust contains harmful yet microscopic substances, such as pet dander, dust mites, mildew, fungi, mold spores, pollen, smoke and other contaminants that can aggravate allergies and asthma. Most of these pollutants continue circulating through the home’s air via the centralized heating and air conditioning system.
Ultra violet light, such as that found in a UV light air purifier, can kill these toxic substances in your home, greatly reducing allergens, killing germs and enhancing your family’s health. Standard air purifiers rely solely on the purifying unit to clean the air as it circulates through. This is not an effective means for guarding your home against microbial substances. A UV light air purifier not only captures these irritating microorganisms, but it also destroys them once they come into contact with the ultra violet light.
It almost sounds too good to be true, but many household allergens and airborne bacteria are extremely sensitive to the unique wavelengths of ultra violet, or UV, light. The UV waves are able to penetrate the spores of the microorganisms, thereby completely killing germs, viruses and bacteria while eradicating their genetic codes. The germs cannot multiply and spread after coming into contact with UV light.
Essentially, UV light filtration is a form of radiation that is not harmful to humans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fully endorses UV light air purifiers as an effective means for eliminating harmful contaminants from indoor air.
In addition to suffering from allergies and asthma attacks as a result of poor indoor air quality, other common symptoms include:
- Breathing issues
- Eye irritations
- Memory loss
- Sinus trouble
- Long-term health conditions