Those are some BOLD claims. Prove it you say?
We are happy to.
We are here to help you understand what the important metrics are, what the terminology really means and what makes a difference in the air your family breathes at home.
As you research the right air purifier
to protect your family you are going to hear a
lot about CADR.
How important is CCM?
The higher the CCM, the better the overall performance and stability of the product. CCM is the best indicator of how much your purifier will protect your family from indoor air pollutants. The Household Indoor Eco-Environment Health Report released by Tsinghua University shows that the most hazardous indoor pollutants are; Formaldehyde, PM2.5 and Benzene.
Formaldehyde, an IARC Group 1 carcinogen. It’s widely emitted from adhesives, plates, wall coverings, polyester carpets, paints, and coating. If it’s not properly disposed of, formaldehyde takes three to 15 years to release fully. As a result, the volume of formaldehyde may still be higher than normal even if you ventilate a newly renovated home with open windows for six months or longer, up to two years.
During that time pollutants like formaldehyde stay volatile, with the changes of seasons you may want to close your windows. This is when you need to rely on your air purifier to remove these indoor pollutants. This is also very important when outdoor air quality is worse than that indoors. For example, in the American West, the wild fire seasons can effect large segments of the population. Indoor gases and smoke particulate from fires mix with gases associated with smog, the role of an air purifier becomes even more crucial. A CCM rating will tell you a great deal about the performance and pollution absorbed by a purifier.
How big a difference can an air purifier make?
Notes on testing, terms and particulate sizes:
Also, we can say the following from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the organization that verifies the testing results of home appliances such as refrigerators, room air conditioners, humidifiers and room air cleaners since 1967 using outside labs to test products.
They state that HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air designed to remove 99.97% of all airborne pollutants 0.3 microns or larger from the air that passes through the filter (these include tobacco smoke, household dust and pollen). The defined particle size ranges are 0.09–1.0 µm for smoke, 0.5–3 µm for dust, and 5–11 µm for pollen. For reference, a micron is 1 millionth of a meter and a human hair may be between 17 and 180 microns in width.
So now lets looks at the test results.
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You can read our independent testing reports that support
our claims regarding the cleanest indoor air possible.
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