hepa filters

WHY A HEPA FILTER?

The quality of the air we breathe, both indoors and out, has a great impact on lung health. Fragile lung tissue is easily damaged by pollutants in the air, resulting in increased risk of asthma and allergies, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and other respiratory diseases.
Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.

Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. In office buildings, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are frequent sources of biological substances that are inhaled, leading to breathing problems.

HEPA_Filter

WHAT IS HEPA?
HEPA is a filtration standard created by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. HEPA filter media is proven to be 99.97% efficient @ 0.3 microns. Due to their extremely high efficiency, HEPA filters have become widely used in medical, electronic and industrial applications.
Did You Know?
HEPA filters are the #1 choice of physicians and are often used in hospital operating rooms where clean air environments are required.

  • 94% of all respiratory ailments are caused by polluted air.
  • 85% of Americans don’t realize the air in their home may be a health hazard.
  • Airborne particles larger than 10 microns get caught in the nose and throat.
  • Particles smaller than 10 microns are easily inhaled into the lungs.
  • Infants, the elderly and those with chronic respiratory diseases spend 90% of their time indoors.
  • Levels of many common pollutants have been shown to be 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ranked indoor air pollution as a high priority public health risk.
  • Asthma, particularly in children, has increased to an estimated 14.6 million.
  • The World Health Organization has concluded that preventing exposure to environmental allergens may help prevent asthma.