The Need for Improving Our Indoor Air
spend up to 90% of their time indoors. Studies conducted by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that indoor environments
can have levels of pollutants that are actually higher than levels
found outside. In fact, the EPA has rated indoor air quality among
the top five health risks in the U.S. Indoor air quality can impact
the health, comfort, and well-being of both occupants and
quality has deteriorated, in part, because of the generation of
toxic airborne waste, but also because of the success of the
building industry in designing airtight structures. Many buildings
have significant indoor air pollution sources. These sources include
furnishings, occupant activities, housekeeping practices, pesticide
applications and microbial contamination. Only through installation
of reliable air purifiers can families avoid the potential health
risks from biological and chemical contaminants that occupy our
indoor air environments.
compare some of the popular home air purifiers that are available
today so that you can make informed purchasing decisions.
HEPA filters consist of extended-media (pleated),
wet-laid filter medium (typically glass fiber paper), with
separators, edge seal, sealant, and are housed in a rigid frame.
Certified HEPA filters can be very efficient in trapping particles
in their filters and cleansing the air.
The disadvantage is
that these filters may tend to hold moisture in, which actually
breeds mold and releases it back into the room. HEPA filters act on
the principle of a window screen and often pass through accumulated
dirty particles that can be forced back out into the room. HEPA
filters quickly clog and become ineffective, so they must be
replaced regularly. The HEPA filers are very expensive.
When you change the
HEPA filters, you can expose yourself to extremely high
concentrations of the harmful substances the HEPA is filtering from
your indoor air.
disadvantage is their noise level. Most HEPA air cleaners on high
fan speed, which is needed for full efficiency, sound like a train
going through the room.
HEPA filters must
use electricity to operate, which can add up. Calculating the
initial cost of the HEPA units, plus the maintenance and replacement
costs, as well as the energy cost of running the unit, it will cost
as much as a major appliance to operate.
Electrostatically Charged Fibers and
Electrostatic Precipitator Filters
air cleaners use electrostatically charged fiber filtration
technology because it allows for a high initial efficiency while
allowing air to move easily through the filter. The
electro-statically charged filters attract and capture
The disadvantage is
that this filter technology is that it gets less efficient with use,
as the fibers loose their electrostatic charge as they become
soiled. This causes the efficiency of the filter to drop
precipitators use ionization to charge dust particles and then
oppositely-charged metal plates or filters to collect them. The
starting efficiency of these systems is in the middle range. The
disadvantage to these is also that when their collection surfaces
gets dirty, their efficiency drops significantly.
Ionization by itself uses high voltage to negatively charge
airborne particles. Since pure ionizers do not capture the airborne
particles, these charged particles are simply released into the room
where they tend to attach to surfaces like your couch, rug or
This means that
ionizers only have a temporary effect of eliminating particles from
the air. Once the particles lose the charge, they become airborne
again. The EPA also draws attention to the fact that these charge
particles when inhaled may become harmful to your lungs.
Air ionizer units
do not remove contaminants from your indoor air; they simply cause
them to temporarily settle onto surfaces. In the end, you not only
have air that has not been effectively cleansed, you also have a
room that looks dirty and dusty.
O�ZONELite� is an indoor air cleaning system that
uses light and simple, harmless chemicals to destroy the dust mites
and mold spores that cause many allergies.
air purifying system has been tested in medical and industrial
settings and already has proven successful at zapping odors and
impurities caused by chemicals, viruses and bacteria.
light which reacts with the titanium dioxide-based chemical coating
that creates oxidation, which in turn attacks and destroys microbes
by disintegrating them through oxidation. The reaction also kills
dust mites and mold.
destroys the contaminants in the air without toxic chemicals being
employed. Allergy and asthma suffers will find relief once mold
spores and other allergens are eliminated from the air.
air purifying system that is the basis of O�ZONELite� has been
tested successfully in medical research settings where the air in
laboratories must be nearly microbe-free. The photocatalytic system
can quickly kill off bacteria in indoor air.
The advantage of O�ZONELite� is in its
O�ZONELite� functions more effectively than
many air cleaners on the market. It also works without the large,
complicated and initially expensive units that other air purifiers
require. Our simple bulb costs fractions of what
other purifiers are selling for. It is easy to install and
unobtrusive, whereas the other air cleaners are bulky and need
continuous maintenance and expensive replacement parts. O�ZONELite�
does not make a sound, while most air cleaners are so noisy that you
may have trouble getting to sleep if you use one in your
You will need an
air cleaner unit in every key room of your home or office to cleanse
the air throughout your house or office building. O�ZONELite�, on
the other hand, is not restricted to one area. It purifies the air
wherever you need it.
You should use air
purifiers for your home and office in order to ensure the health of
your family and employees. However, take all factors into
consideration when deciding on the unit that will best suit your
needs: initial costs, maintenance costs, the amount of energy needed
to run the unit, noise level, and the limitations of each purifying
See how O�ZONELite�
can improve indoor air quality
in your office or home without damaging your health or the