Why indoor air quality matters
Breathe+ Pro has incredible features like Real-Time Air Quality Monitoring to inform you about the cleanliness of your indoor air. Indoor air can often contain pollutants such as fine dust, pollen, formaldehyde and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can affect human health. Exposure to these pollutants may lead to short-term symptoms that imitate those of common flu, like sneezing, short of breath and coughing. Long-term exposure could potentially lead to chronic respiratory disease, heart disease and even cancer.
Some of those pollutants come from the outdoors, but many come from indoor sources and activities like cooking, cleaning, home furnishings, etc. Indoor air pollutants range from being visible in size, like dust particles and pet dander, all the way down to microscopic levels in the form of gasses, VOCs and dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde. Since most people spend the majority of their lives indoors, inhaling these pollutants can lead to major health complications.
One way to improve the quality of your indoor air is to frequently ventilate rooms with clean outside air. However, in the winter as well as all year round indoor, air filtration systems are also a great way to significantly improve air quality when ventilation from the outdoors is limited.
Most commercial air purification systems are equipped with HEPA filters and activated carbon pellets that target VOCs and particulate matter larger than 1 micron. However, a blind zone typically exists between these two categories of contaminants that neither HEPA filters or activated carbon pellets can accommodate. This blind zone ranges from 0.1 micron to 1 micron and is generally the size of aerosol droplets in the air. While water vapor droplets are harmless, they often play the role of carriers for bacteria and viruses, which is why most air purifiers on the market cannot be classified as antiviral.
Breathe+ Pro is specifically designed to target this blind zone by incorporating our proprietary graphene coating which, when the coating comes into contact with a virus it deactivates it, thereby rendering it useless.