The Most Effective Air Purification for Mold
According to an extensive review by the EPA, the most effective air purification technology is one that uses a combination of HEPA and activated carbon. Especially when it comes to mold spores and mycotoxins.
The 60 square feet of Medical-Grade HEPA in the Austin Air HealthMate™ will effectively remove mold spores from the air, while the blend of activated carbon and zeolite will take care of the mycotoxins that can develop when mold is present.
The EPA Warns Against Other Technologies
UVGI Won’t Do!
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) is said to use UV lamps to kill or deactivate mold spores. But, according to the EPA, some bacterial and mold spores are resistant to UV radiation. Not only that, UVGI machines are known to produce ozone, which is hazardous to human health.
ESPs and Ionizers Won’t Do!
ESPs and ionizers remove articles by an active electrostatic charging process that requires electricity to charge particles. They become attracted and adhere to oppositely charged plates or other indoor surfaces. Unfortunately, if they lose their electrical charge, the particles can become airborne again.
PCO Won’t Do!
With photocatalytic oxidation (PCO), UV lamps are used to chemically transform pollutants. The problem is, according to and extensive EPA study, PCO air cleaners have been shown to generate ozone, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, and carbon monoxide.
The Dangers of Ozone!
Rumor has it ozone kills mold. But that doesn’t mean you need an ozone generator in your home. Ozone does not penetrate walls, floors, or other surfaces. And ozone is extremely hazardous to human health.
According to the EPA “…Many electronic air cleaner devices—including portable and duct-mounted ESPs, ionizers or ion generators, uncoated UVGI lamps, and other products that advertise the use of “plasma,” “ions,” and other similar terms—can generate high amounts of ozone. Ozone is a well-documented lung irritant. Intentional ozone generators should not be used in occupied spaces.”
Listen to a snippet from a recent podcast where Dr. Lyn Patrick warns against ozone.