Protection from Chemical Disasters
Air Purification is Necessary in Times of Disaster
Removes the Widest Range of Pollutants...
Events such as explosions and wildfires can put toxic debris and particulates (also known as PM, or particulate matter) into the air, which can then seep into homes, schools, and workplaces. PM can be extremely harmful to human health. But Austin Air uses 60 sq. ft. of true, medical-grade HEPA proven to remove up to 99% of all airborne contaminants as small as 0.1 microns, including particulates.
Chemicals, Gases, VOCs
To remove the widest range of chemicals, gases, and VOCs, the Austin Air HealthMate Plus® contains a unique carbon blend, unmatched by other brands, using up to 15 lbs. of activated carbon, potassium-iodide-impregnated carbon, and zeolite. Additionally, the Austin Air Bedroom Machine® contains a military-grade HEGA (high-efficiency gas adsorption) carbon cloth.
The HEGA cloth in the Austin Air purifiers was initially developed by the British Armed Forces in the 1970s as protection against chemical and gas warfare. It was initially used - and still is to this day - as a protective layer in military clothing and masks to protect against chemical, biological, radioactive, and nuclear (CBRN) agents. A single gram of HEGA cloth has a surface area equivalent to half the size of a football field.
During a chemical disaster, you want an air purifier capable of removing the most chemicals from the air. But with so many on the market, it can be daunting trying to choose the right one. So how does Austin stack up to the competition?
The Health Risks Associated with Chemical Exposure
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Chemical incidents can present many health risks to the public. Depending on the exposure, symptoms may present themselves differently, and they may be especially severe for children or those with asthma, allergies, or COPD.