dangerous mold

Mold is naturally part of the environment and belongs to the kingdom of fungi.  According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), “outdoor mold breaks down dead, organic matter such as fallen leaves, dead trees, etcetera, however, indoor molds should be avoided”.  Health Canada too, considers indoor mold growth to be a significant health hazard.  They…

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Is Air Purification in a Baby’s Room necessary?

air in a baby's room air cleaner

As parents, we all want the best for our babies and to protect them.  We excitedly prepare the baby’s room well before their arrival by applying a fresh coat of paint, new carpeting to keep the room cozy and warm, purchase new furniture and of course, add all our personal touches to make it just…

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Filter Maintenance for your Air Purifier

PUR Distribution Filters

Air purifiers are beneficial for many reasons. Asthma, allergies and chemical sensitivities, just to name a few.  These units greatly improve the quality of air  inside your home or work by removing, eliminating, trapping and even killing odors, dirt, smoke, bacteria, and germs. In order to keep them running efficiently and for their intended purpose,…

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Can an Air Purifier help with Pet Allergies?

Pet Allergy PUR

Many people ask if air purifiers really work and the short answer is YES!! Here is why: The purpose and main job of an air purifier is to cycle the air in your home and remove particles that do not belong, including pet dander!

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The Truth About Candles

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


“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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