Thursday, June 09, 2011

Q&A: Air Cleaners for Wildfire Smoke; Utah, Florida, Arizona, Colorado, Alaska

Q: Do you have air cleaners specifically designed for smoke, odors and particles, particularly wildfire smoke?

A: With serious wildfires currently burning in Utah, Florida, Arizona, Colorado and Alaska, we've been receiving calls and e-mails about air purifiers for smoke, specifically wildfire smoke.

Wildfire smoke poses a very serious health risk as 80 to 90% of wildfire smoke is within the fine particle range. These fine particles, which are generally less than 2.5 microns in diameter and can penetrate deep into the body.  An increase in this type of airborne particulate matter has been linked to numerous health problems including headaches, nausea, dizziness, respiratory problems, strokes and heart attacks.

Children, pregnant women, those suffering from existing respiratory conditions and older adults are even more susceptible to the effects of wildfire smoke particulate.

Smoke can also travel far beyond the main burn zone. Studies show that even a small increase in airborne fine particulate matter can affect overall health.

Suggested Air Purifiers:

Our most efficient medical-grade HEPA unit for particles ( traps 99.97% of fine particles at 0.3 microns) coupled with a deep-bed, activated carbon filter for the treatment of  chemicals, gases and odors. Ideal for those living within close range of a wildfire zone.

5000 DS or 6000 DS
Air purifiers tailored specifically for smoke and odor relief, these exceptional units remove lingering smoke odors and harmful chemicals. They feature a deep-bed carbon filters, tar-trapping pre-filters and micro-HEPA filters for particles.

For a personalized recommendation, don't hesitate to contact us. We have over 100 models which can be customized to meet your needs and budget.

Visit our website:
Start a live chat session with an indoor air quality expert
E-mail or phone 1-888-852-8247

Other Resources:

Current U.S. Wildfire Information

National Air Quality Summary

Today’s Air Quality Forecast (MAP)

Note: Always follow public advisories and evacuation orders. An air purifier is designed to treat airborne pollutants, but can’t save you or your home from a serious or encroaching wild fire.

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