Last Updated on March 23, 2020
Microorganisms and Irritants in the Air in Your Home
We all feel safer while in our homes and away from public spaces such as restaurants, schools, work, stores, and other public buildings. But the air in your home can be a place for many different microorganisms and irritants to thrive. According to the EPA, “Most pollutants affecting indoor air quality come from sources inside buildings, although some originate outdoors. ”
Within the home, bacteria, virus, and mold move on air currents from one space to another. These invisible immune system compromisers can significantly impact your family’s health and wellness. For one, they can be responsible for a family member getting a cold, virus, or the flu. Allergy and asthma sufferers can also be adversely affected by these indoor microorganisms and irritants.
Your Home — The Breeding Grounds
Consider yourself an outdoors person? Even so, you will most likely spend an average of 90% of your time indoors. According to the EPA, concentrations of some indoor pollutants are pollutants are often 2 to 5 times higher than what’s found outdoors. Once in the home, these germs can reproduce very quickly.
Microorganisms can be introduced into the house when someone in your home coughs or sneezes—producing millions of virus or bacteria particles in the air. Microbes hang in the air or land on objects throughout your home. They are then picked up in the air currents and carried throughout the house. You can come in contact with these microorganisms by breathing them in and touching infected surfaces. Doorknobs, tables, chairs, and cabinet handles are just some of the surfaces where airborne contaminants rest.
Most likely, these microorganisms will be of the common cold or influenza family, causing 2-3 colds in a year for the average adult. Unfortunately, there are dozens of other airborne microbes being carried unknowingly by people coming into your home:
- Staphylococcus (MRSA)
- Streptococcus (strep)
- Tuberculosis (TB)
UV-C Room Air Purification Can Be the Answer to What’s Airborne in Your Home
Germicidal UV-C has been recognized for decades as a powerful, safe, rapid, and chemical-free disinfection method. Germicidal ultraviolet light emitted at 254 nanometers inactivates the DNA of virus, bacteria, and fungi—destroying their ability to multiply and cause disease. By utilizing UV-C Room Air Purification methods, microbes will essentially stop reproducing, and start to die off.
UV-C room air purification systems can be utilized throughout your space to create a healthy home. Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® engineers designed SANITAIRE® Ultraviolet Room Air Sanitizers for use in just about any occupied setting. Models feature a permanent, washable, electrostatic intake filter or disposable filter capable of removing airborne particles as small as 5 microns.
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Made in the USA from US & Imported Parts, the UV air purification systems from Atlantic Ultraviolet Corporation® are constructed of the highest quality materials and use germicidal UV-C lamps to purify the air. Many applications can benefit from germicidal UV-C, including your home. For more information on UV-C Room Air Purification for Health & Wellness, visit our application-specific page.
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For More Information, Visit These Links
- CDC – “Common Cold– Disease of the Week”
- EPA – “Indoor Air Quality”
- National Institute of Health – “Aerosol Susceptibility of Influenza Virus to UV-C Light”
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