Will SafeAir Air Purifiers Help with Allergies, Asthma and Sinusitis?
Will SafeAir UV Air Purifiers help with allergies, asthma and sinusitis? The answer is YES, Dr. Laura Schlessinger once said, “If you do not have an air purifier, you ARE the air purifier.” Even people without sinus or asthma problems are affected by bad Indoor Air Quality (IOQ), imagine what all those triggers can do to a person that is prone to Asthma or sinusitis, let alone contagious airborne diseases just hanging around for you to breathe them in.
How Does It Help?
Ulilog’s SafeAir UV Air Purifiers help many people at their homes and places of work to reduce and relieve the triggers that cause sinusitis and asthma, with less micro-particles and microorganisms breathed in so the less your body needs to produce mucous to rid the nasal passages of the impurities and fight off the infections caused by airborne bacteria and viruses.
Do I Have Chronic Sinusitis or Is It Sick Building Syndrome?
As if allergies are not bad enough, The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimated that up to 30% of buildings have Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) which can also be caused by bad Indoor Air Quality (IOQ), according to NCIB, the symptoms of such being, headache, dizziness, nausea, eye, nose or throat irritation, dry cough, dry or itching skin, difficulty in concentration, fatigue, sensitivity to odours, hoarseness of voice, allergies, cold, flu-like symptoms, increased incidence of asthma attacks and personality changes.
Indoor Air Quality (IOQ)
Indoor air can be up to 100 times dirtier than outdoor air and spending most of our day indoors should answer this question… can you afford not to use an air purifier in your home, office or school?
Would you drink your daily 8 glasses of water straight from a polluted river? … NO!!! Then why should we be expected to breathe our daily 10 000lt to 14 000lt of air within a polluted microbial infected space.
TB – Did You Know?
• It is estimated that up to 80% of South Africans have latent TB
• TB is an Airborne disease and is transmitted by coughing, sneezing, laughing and even talking.
• TB and other airborne diseases can travel indoors and stay contagious for up to 40m
• TB bacteria can live airborne for 4 hours… So you can contract TB from someone who coughed and left the bank, office or bathroom… 4 hours before you got there.
• TB is still the leading cause of death in South Africa. People ill with TB can infect up to 10-15 other people through close contact over the course of a year.
Humans can survive without food for about 3 weeks, 3 days without water and only 3 minutes without air, can you imagine how hard your body and defense mechanism needs to work to extract all the viruses, germs, dust, pollen’s, mould spores, carcinogens and Volatile Organic Compounds be breathe in with every breath.
SafeAir UV Air Purifiers
Ulilog’s SafeAir UV Air Purifiers have been developed and perfected over many years, they incorporate two very effective Air Purifier technologies namely Ultraviolet (UV-C) and Ionizer (Negative ION Generation) within an enclosed casing.
The SafeAir units have built-in fans to draw in the room air which passes over a UV-C lamp, tests for destruction of TB (Mycobacterium Tuberculosis) by NIOH showed a six log reduction of the TB within half an hour, in laymen’s terms, it killed 99.9% of all the airborne TB in the lab test area. TB was tested as it is more difficult to destroy TB than other airborne diseases like the Influenza viruses, Avian flu, Measles to mention just a few.
The Ionizer incorporated into the SafeAir UV air Purifier removes germs allergens, dust, pollen and mould spores, alleviating more airborne particles than with UV-C lamps alone. Our units are ceiling mounted and using fan assisted thermocycle, assuming ideally positioned and sized correctly, the SafeAir UV Air Purifiers circulate all the air in the room with up to 11 air changes per hour.
This makes the SafeAir Air Purifier a perfect choice of air purifier for sick building syndrome, people with immune deficiency disorders who are most susceptible to contracting TB or people who suffer with allergies, sinusitis and asthma as it removes most viruses, bacteria, carcinogens, pollen, dust, mould spores and many VOC’s.
The Air purifier comparison table below found on the Allergyescape website compares the different air purifier technologies and their performance against airborne particles, SafeAir UV purifiers are the combination of the UV and Ionizer purifiers (In Bold) – all in one unit.
|Quick Comparison of Air Purifier Technology|
|Type of Purifier||Size of Particles Removed||Removes Allergens (dust, pollen, mold spores)||Removes Bacteria||Removes Odors||Removes Viruses & Germs||Removes Cigarette Smoke||Removes Chemical Fumes|
|HEPA||down to 0.3 microns||Yes||some bacteria||no||no||no||no|
|Ionizer||down to 0.1 microns||Yes||Yes||no*||viruses||Yes||some|
|Ultra Violet Lamp||N/A||Some||Yes||no*||Yes||no||no|
|purifying hydroxyl radicals||0.1 microns||mold||Yes||no||Yes||no||some|
*This table indicates that The Ionizers and Ultraviolet Lamps do not remove odours however, the proverbial “old sock smell”, body odour, and any organic smells like old fish are all in fact the excrement of the bacteria living off the above mentioned hosts that you are smelling, so eliminating bacteria will inadvertently reduce odours in the room. A SafeAir SATUV1 unit was tested in an Ocean Basket Kitchen to see if it would clean the air of the previous day’s fish smell, the test was successful as there was no fishy smell to meet them at the door when entering in the morning.