Airwise far surpasses mechanical filtration methods like HEPA, electrostatic filtration, ozone, ultraviolet light and ionizers. Airwise sets the standard for the industry with a proven combination of technologies that effectively control the three major types of pollution:
1. Small Particulate Matter
Less than 1% of particulate matter measures more than 10 microns and is visible to the naked eye. Examples include pollen, ash, dander and aerosol mist. By contrast, over 98% measures less than 1 micron and would require a powerful microscope to be seen (a human hair averages 40 to 120 microns across). Some examples include fumes, viruses, mould and bacteria. The small size of these particles makes them detrimental to your health as they easily infiltrate the lungs. Compounding this is the fact that they tend to stay airborne, increasing the likelihood of ingestion.
2. Microbes and Parasites
These biological contaminants include bacteria, protozoa and fungi/mould, with a range of sizes from 0.001 to 10 microns. They rely on moisture and humidity to survive. Dust mites feed on decomposing skin and live and thrive in bedding. Some moulds produce mycotoxins and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
3. Gases and Odors
Indoor gases, such as formaldehyde, chloroform, benzene, and hydrogen sulfide are released from furniture, carpeting, cleansers, printers, insulation, insecticides and hair sprays. VOCs, including benzene and trichlorethylene, contain carbon and easily evaporate into the air, making them readily inhalable. The odours that we all rather not smell are typically VOCs or other noxious gases.