The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), tells us that the air inside our home can be up to 40 times more polluted than the outdoor environment. You can understand why asthma has reached epidemic proportions here in North America and why many of our homes and work places have been categorized as suffering from "Sick Building Syndrome." Our success in insulating and sealing our homes from the elements has also been responsible for keeping airborne pollutants within the home. We have created cocoons of pollution to live in. The medical community is realizing that many physiological and psychological discomforts and disorders that were often once attributed to one's imagination, are in fact, a by-product of exposures to pollutants in their indoor environment. Individuals can go through periods of heighten sensitivity during childhood, old age, stress, pregnancy and hormonal cycles. During these periods their bodies are sometimes unable to cope with the added stress of metabolizing airborne pollutants. The result in many cases, is a reaction triggered by the bodies immune system.
During the past decade, Second Wind has been a pioneer and leader in the development and manufacturing of ultraviolet air purification equipment and technologies. We have exhaustively tested our products to insure that we offer you, our customer, dependable solutions to indoor air pollution. To understand the significant role Second Wind Air Purifiers play in solving many of the indoor air quality issues that we face today, you must first understand the basic fundamentals and physical makeup of air pollution.
Site pages outline in easy to understand language, the components and terms used to describe poor indoor air quality. Much of the dangers found in our homes and places of work often can't be seen and may have no detectable odor, unfortunately these silent invaders are responsible for all types of allergies and disease, which for many results in a poor quality of life and sometimes even death. Few of us realize that items such as laundry and dishwasher detergent, polishes, paints, wood based building material,
carpets, cosmetics, etc., generate measurable air pollutants.
Listed below are the categories that pollutants fall into:
: micro-organisms such as viruses, bacteria, mold, etc..
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Of the three categories of contaminants mentioned above, the Center for Disease Control
has reported that bio-aerosols and volatile organic compounds combine for over 65% of our indoor air pollution and are the main contributors or causes of allergies, asthma, respiratory problems and general poor health.