Pioneered by NASA, this completely filterless air purification technology eliminates pollutants that aggravate your allergies and make you feel sick.
When someone says “air pollution” I almost instantly envision power plant smoke stacks and smog over Los Angeles. It’s disturbing to realize that the air inside our homes can be much more polluted than what’s outside.
Studies of human exposure to air pollutants by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be 2 to 5 times – and occasionally more than 100 times – higher than outdoor pollutant levels. Indoor air pollutants have been ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.
Living in homes full of contaminated air puts our families at risk for serious health problems. Air filtration systems are common, but most do a poor job of actually removing chemicals and other contaminants from the air. After 12 years of rigorous scientific research, NASA recently launched the Airocide, a filterless air purification system that’s been proven to remove the worst indoor air pollutants.
Like many of our most revolutionary technologies, the Airocide was developed in response to a problem in space: space station astronauts needed a way to eliminate the ethylene gas produced by ripening plants. With the help of some University of Wisconsin researchers, NASA engineers came up with a solution.
Tests showed that the filterless air purifier they created was capable of eliminating 99 percent of ethylene gas from the air. This made the researchers wonder what else it could scrub from the atmosphere. More tests revealed that clears the air of virtually 100 percent of the nasty Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)–the harmful gasses emitted by products you have around your home, like aerosol sprays, cleaning supplies, disinfectants, hobby supplies, dry-cleaned clothing, building materials, paints and paint thinners, strippers, pesticides and even air fresheners–swirling around in most houses.
This FDA approved device also completely eliminates all mold, fungi, viruses and bacteria (all major causes of allergy symptoms) that enter the chamber. But how?
“Airocide draws in harmful airborne pathogens and forces them into a densely packed matrix of highly reactive catalysts that are activated by a high intensity 254-nanometer light,” explains the website. “The reaction destroys these harmful pathogens on contact. Nothing is captured so there is nothing to clean. All that exits is crisp, clear air, with zero ozone emissions.” Available for $799