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The Truth About Candles

Candles can be toxic Pur Distribution

Unfortunately, candles are more harmful, even unlit, than we ever anticipated. When candles are burned, they release carcinogenic toxins like benzene, toluene and formaldehyde, just to mention a few. Paraffin candles (which are made of petroleum) and scented candles, are mass-produced and a very common trend, are actually dreadful as they cause the most issues with our health.

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WHAT IS A HEPA FILTER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

HEPA filtration PUR Distribution

What is a HEPA filter? HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air.  These types of filters are incredibly effective at capturing particles that are as small as 0.3 microns. That’s as small as 1/84,000 of an inch!  HEPA filtration was developed back during World War II, to capture radioactive particles released during the creation of…

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Why do we need Air Purification?

Air quality issues at home

Before we examine all the benefits of having air purification in an indoor environment, whether it be a home, an office, a warehouse, a medical building or a school, let’s have a look at what some of the common pathogens/ allergens/ triggers are that can be found lurking in the air we breathe while indoors:…

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Is your home as healthy as it can be?

Clean air in your home PUR

A Healthy Home is extremely important to you and your family’s health. Dr Vivek Nangia, Director of Pulmonology, New Delhi reminds all of us of this importance; “Air pollution is an invisible killer.  Indoor air pollution has been found to be 10-30 times that of outdoor pollution.” As we all know during this unprecedented time,…

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Air Purification and Allergies

allergies PUR Distribution

What is an Allergy? By definition, an allergy is: a damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially pollen, fur, a particular food, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive. (Oxford English Dictionary) Our bodies produce antibodies which is a protein produced by the body’s immune system and detects any harmful substances…

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What are UVC (Ultraviolet C) Germicidal Lights used for?

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“UVC radiation is a known disinfectant for air, water and non-porous surfaces.  UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria, such as tuberculosis.  For this reason, UVC lamps are often called “germicidal lamps.”  (Source FDA – Food and Drug Administration USA) Ultraviolet germicidal products are used in healthcare facilities,…

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What are VOC’s?

VOC is the acronym used for Volatile Organic Compounds. They are essentially a large group of chemicals that can be found in many building products and as a result, we are exposed to them almost everywhere we go…to work, to the mall, to a movie theater and especially in our own homes. They pose a risk to human health and can greatly affect our well-being.

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Electronic Air Cleaners: How do they work?

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Electronic Air Cleaners (EAC) are highly effective appliances in removing contaminants like allergens, pollen, dust, dust mites, viruses, VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and odours, just to name a few. A simple, basic type of filtration is used to make them so competent in cleaning indoor air.  It uses electrostatic precipitators to do the job.  How…

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