H₂O₂: Your Secret Weapon Against Harmful Airborne Pollutants

H₂O₂: Your Secret Weapon Against Harmful Airborne Pollutants

How a common compound can shield you from harmful biological pathogens and dramatically improve air quality at your site.

Despite increased public awareness around the dangers of airborne disease transmission thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the quality of air in indoor spaces is typically not at the forefront of our minds. For everyone from site managers to school principals to concerned parents, indoor air quality is often one of those concerns which fly under the radar.

But considering that we spend some 90 percent of our time indoors — and that the air inside is, on average, two to five times more polluted than outdoor air – it’s something that we need to take into account. And if we continue preferring not to know or investigate indoor air quality in our homes, schools, workplaces, or businesses, we may soon discover that ignorance is not bliss.

Not worried about your air quality? Here’s what could happen.

Unlike an obvious hazard that can be spotted with the naked eye, bad air quality is not immediately visible. With so many other issues to juggle, whether or not the air is clean in an indoor space typically falls into the “out of sight, out of mind” category.

But unfortunately, shifting air quality down to the lowest spot on your priority list could result in disastrous consequences that could negatively affect both the day-to-day functioning of your business or institution and the health of the people who regularly come into your space.

Workspaces, schools, and even the home have all emerged as hotspots for COVID-19 transmission. Beyond that specific virus, it’s common knowledge that people are far more likely to contract airborne diseases in indoor spaces than outdoors. And other biological pathogens are lurking in indoor spaces that can create serious health risks.

Molds, VOCs, and biological pathogens can cause myriad issues, including allergic reactions and long-term illness.

  • Breathing in mold spores typically causes dizziness and respiratory illnesses. But inhalation of this organic fungus can also lead to rare infections, which can potentially be deadly.
  • Formaldehyde, a common VOC, is noted by the American Cancer Society to be linked to higher cancer risk. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) officially classifies formaldehyde as “carcinogenic to humans.”
  • Indoor air with high levels of VOCs and other contaminants can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation, difficulty breathing, nausea, and even central nervous system and organ damage.

Poor-quality indoor air correlates to a higher risk of illness and lower quality of life. Not worrying about whether or not the air your family, students, staff, customers, or employees are breathing means that you’re endangering everything from their physical health to your site’s reputation.

Your natural next step is to find a way to ensure the air in your space is contaminant-free, and the best way to do that is by investing in an air purifier system. However, it’s critical to note that not all air purification methods are created equal.

Why traditional air purification methods don’t cut it

Filters, even advanced HEPA filters, rely on an old-school method of air cleaning. They rely on using what are essentially nets, with small holes, to trap large airborne pollutants, like dust and pet hair. Generally speaking, filters are not able to remove biological pathogens including viruses, as they are so tiny that they easily slip through filters. And replacing those filters regularly, with costly and time-consuming hands-on maintenance, is necessary to keep your filter-based system working effectively.

Maintenance and overall cost of ownership are also major challenges that come along with UV-based air purifiers. Bulbs can be expensive and need to be switched out regularly because once they burn out, they are no longer able to purify or cleanse the air. That’s not to mention that changing the bulbs is not a DIY option — you’ll need the services of a professional to do so.

Fortunately, there’s a new way to clean your site or home’s air that doesn’t require frequent, hands-on, and costly maintenance, and is super effective against biological pathogens. Hydrogen peroxide (H202), a common cleansing compound, is safe to breathe in small amounts and can be used to purify indoor spaces.

Hydrogen peroxide as the ultimate shield

The reason why hydrogen peroxide is the most powerful and effective air purifying method is that it neutralizes and eliminates airborne contaminants, rather than simply trapping them, as filters do. TADIRAN AIROW™ uses unique, proprietary technology featuring hydroperoxide to destroy biological pathogens, like the COVID-19 virus, molds, and bacteria, slashing their presence in indoor spaces by up to 99.998%.

And unlike UV-based systems, which require a pollutant to come into the direct “line of sight” of a bulb to be removed, the H202 solution circulates throughout the room and zaps contaminants that aren’t in contact with the device — it even continues destroying airborne pathogens and pollutants for 24 hours after it’s turned off.

The best way to defeat harmful airborne pathogens and pollutants is by investing in solid defense. H202 can make the difference for your site, protecting your loved ones, customers, students, or employees from the dangers of poor quality indoor air. To learn more about how hydrogen peroxide can serve as your secret weapon against airborne disease, get in touch with us. We’d love to guide you in your search.

 

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