RADON DECAY PRODUCT
Can you filter radon? Technically, no. It is a noble gas which means it cannot be filtered. However, there’s still a way to reduce your health risks associated with radon in your home by utilizing air filtration. Allow me to explain.
When radon decays it produces new radioactive elements called radon daughters or decay products. These elements are solid and can stick to surfaces such as the dust particles in the air which, when inhaled, can attach to the airways in the lungs and increase your risk of developing lung cancer. But the elements that have attached themselves to particles can now be filtered!
The only problem remaining is that these particles are VERY small. To filter these you would need to filter down to .01 microns, which is much smaller than what traditional furnace air filters are designed to handle.
So what’s the solution? Introducing the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner! In clinical trials, the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner filtered 98% of the radioactive elements in the air. Once it is easily installed into your existing 1” furnace filter space by a trained Breathe EZ dealer, all you need to do is make sure that the air in your home is circulating through your HVAC system. The harmful elements in the air will then attach themselves to the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner, greatly reducing the risks of lung cancer.
Want an even better solution for the health and safety of your family? Add a radon mitigation system in addition to the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner.
This system will greatly reduce the harmful elements in the air, allowing the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner to catch anything that remains.
The result? A home with clean, safe air, and a happy, healthy family!
The most basic information you need to know about radon is that it is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking (21,000 deaths in US per year). You can’t see, smell, or taste radon but it is present in many areas throughout the country. Radon is a naturally produced radioactive gas rising from the soil. Radon naturally travels from the soil into your home through various entry points. While radon is more of an issue in certain areas of the country than others, elevated radon levels have been found in every state.
If your home has been tested and has high radon levels, you will want to take action. The typical procedure is installing a Radon Mitigation System. This involves redirecting radon gas from where it enters the home and venting it out of the home through pipes. While this can be an easy procedure for some houses, it can require construction and big expenses in others. A radon mitigation system lowers radon levels, but does not eliminate this gas. A residual amount of radon will always be present in homes. That is why filtration of particulates in the air is very important, whether you have high radon levels or not.
Who likes to dust? No one right? One of the largest benefits of the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is the fact that you will need to dust much less! It’s true! Customer after customer signs the praises of the filtering of dust in their homes by the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner.
How does it do it? This air cleaner actively grabs and holds all the dust particles when they pass through your heating and air conditioning system. The filter electronically charges the dust particles and clings them to the fiberglass media permanently.
These air pollutants can be major factors for people as they deal with breathing issues. When you discuss allergies with people you will likely meet many people that have issues. Nearly 40 million people suffer from allergies. This danger level discussion really gets people thinking about how they can improve their indoor air.
For millions of Americans, “allergy season” never ends. Colder temperatures that eliminate the problems of grass and tree pollens also drive people indoors where they meet troublesome dust mites, animal dander, and mold spores. Most indoor environments actually trap airborne allergens where they can pose a risk to respiratory health.
Many people with allergic rhinitis also can be at risk of developing allergic asthma. Symptoms to watch for are a persistent cough or wheezing.
Asthma attacks and allergy symptoms are triggered by indoor air particulates (and outside particulates too). The outside air does migrate indoors through open doors, windows, and natural air intrusion. When these contaminants enter they combine with dust mites, pet dander, smoke, and the other 4 danger levels to create an unhealthy living environment.
These are micro-organisms such as mold and fungal spores that float around in the home and cause serious health effects.
They will always have naturally occurring mold. It’s everywhere. But when mold is in abundance in areas it shouldn’t be, it can reach toxic levels and become a health hazard. Most elevated levels of mold are due to two things—inadequate ventilation in unfinished areas of the home and moisture intrusion. Beyond that, their HVAC system when it is running is a natural breeding ground for these microbes. In your furnace you have an A/C coil that is constantly sweating and creating moisture that ends up standing in what’s called your drain pan. This standing water in a damp dark environment turns into what I call a “high school science project.” When the blower kicks on it picks these spores and viruses and blows them into ductwork and then ultimately into homes for families to breathe in and ingest.
High humidity in a home can create ideal living conditions for these microscopic organisms to live. Standing water or water vapor that seeps in under your foundation can also be a breeding ground for mold growth.
Allergies can also be the direct result of exposure to invisible mold spores. In fact, the Mayo Clinic has now stated that 9 out of 10 sinus infections are now caused by mold instead of bacterial infections, which means that antibiotics are completely useless against them. “If you are suffering from any of these health issues or are just plain concerned about the healthiness of your family’s living environment, a simple mold test is always a good idea.”
Because the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner filters down to .007 microns, it filters mold spores!
VIRUSES & BACTERIA
Colds, the flu, bacteria, germs, and viruses.
These are airborne illnesses or microorganisms. These germs, viruses and bacteria are naturally carried in by animals and family members from the outside. Once in the house they go airborne and get sucked into the air distribution system and redistributed over and over. Particles in the air act as transportation for these germs. It’s very obvious to people how germs spread in a home when you discuss how illness travels from one person to another. Kids are especially susceptible to spreading of illness because their immune system is not as strong as an adult.
Viruses in particular are too small in size to be trapped by ordinary passive filters, Viruses range in size from .005 microns to .3 microns (.3 microns is the smallest size most pleated filters can capture). In even the most expensive pleated filters, many bacteria and most viruses simply pass through and remain in the indoor air where they can be inhaled.
The Breathe EZ Air Cleaner’s polarize and effectively capture particulate down to the size of the smallest viruses. The Breathe EZ acts like a magnet and attract viruses & bacteria to the filter media, reducing their quantity in the air and the risks associated with them.
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS
Chemicals, off-gassing, odors, and pollutants.
These come from carpets, paints, stains, furniture, and much more. When these items are new they produce toxic chemicals that you breathe for up to 7 years. Not to mention homes are being constructed tighter and tighter and this traps these toxic chemicals in our homes. It’s no wonder childhood asthma has increased 600% in the last 30 years! It’s true. We have 750,000 new asthma cases per year due to poor indoor air quality.
External toxic compounds are also very serious. What we are referring to here are pesticides and herbicides that we put on our grass and fields. Those compounds build up in our soil and off-gas into homes. The gases travel into the home through the same path as radon.
The patented carbon strips are only available in the Breathe EZ. No other electronic filter on the market incorporates carbon strips in their filters. Thus, Breathe EZ is the only electronic filter that impacts odors and VOC’s. The exclusive carbon strips absorb odors and Volatile Organic Particles to improve indoor air quality.
The best method to reduce risk is to eliminate the source, but in many instances this is impractical or impossible to do. Because smoke particles are so small, even the best pleated filters cannot trap them effectively. To be effectively contained, smoke particles need to be charged and then attracted to a collection surface and held. The technology contained in every Breathe EZ Air Cleaner has been proven in numerous tests to do this very effectively. Protect your family by having your contractor install one today.
Second hand cigarette smoke hospitalizes thousands of people each year, causing asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia and even lung cancer. Children are most adversely affected via the soft tissue in their developing lungs.
Pleated filters, even really expensive ones can’t effectively filter most types of smoke because they are not effective on particles smaller than .3 microns in size. Most smoke particulate is very small (eg. carbon dust .2, cooking oil .03, burning wood .2 coal flue gas .08, oil smoke .03 and tobacco smoke .09)
The Breathe EZ Air Cleaner polarized filters capture smoke particles by charging them, which causes them to be attracted to the collection surfaces of the filter, where they remain trapped. A commercial version of our technology is used in virtually every casino in North America specifically to reduce smoke particulate.
For fresher smelling air and reduced health risk for smokers & non-smokers alike, the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is the right choice.
This graph shows the actual airborne particles by size along with different filter types. As you can see, the Breathe EZ Air Cleaner filters all the particles. It’s like putting a HEPA filter in your home. HEPA filters are used in hospital surgery suites and clean rooms. HEPA’s are very expensive filters though. The Breathe EZ Air Cleaner is much more cost-effective.