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Air Purifier Technology that Protects Against MRSA (Superbug, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Arius) Infection

Updated on October 29, 2012
MRSA means Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus.  It refers to a strain of Staph Infection that is immune to anti-biotics and therefore very difficult to kill.  But certain air purifier technologies are very effective against MRSA.
MRSA means Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus. It refers to a strain of Staph Infection that is immune to anti-biotics and therefore very difficult to kill. But certain air purifier technologies are very effective against MRSA.

What is MRSA?

MRSA or Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aereus is the antibiotic resistant staph infection strain that has become a significant problem in hospitals and school locker rooms, has made a lot of people sick, and has killed more people per year right now than AIDS. It has sometimes been referred to in the news as the Superbug. It's a serious bacterial infection that is spread by contact, can live for a while on surfaces, and so can also be spread through airborne particles.

Air Purifier Technologies Are Not Medical Devices

Although there are ways in which some air purification technology has proven itself very effective against MRSA, it is important to note that no air purification technology is a medical device. It is designed to clean the air, not cure diseases. So it is very important that you understand the limitations of air cleaning technology when you use it to protect yourself from harmful bacteria like MRSA.

Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) Kills MRSA on Surfaces

Radiant Catalytic Ionization (RCI) technology, which is the gold standard of Photo Catalytic Oxidation (PCO) technology, has been proven in peer reviewed scientific studies at Kansas State University to kill MRSA bacteria on surfaces and reduce the presence of this bacteria by 99% in 24 hours on surfaces. The implications are so powerful when you consider the penetration this technology is able to get through a home, or a daycare, or a school gym, or a hospital. Many schools and Daycare Centers and even some hospitals; like Clevendon hospital in the UK, are now using RCI technology because it kills MRSA and reduces the threat of sickness. Some of the locations using this technology are also reporting a significant drop in cases of MRSA.

Air Purifiers that use RCI Technology

Only one company carries RCI technology because they have the patents for it. The company is Vollara and the 3 core models that effectively use RCI technology are the Fresh Air Surround, Fresh Air Everest, and the Fresh Air Box. These are the best models for most residential and small business situations. For commercial applications, ActivTek Environmental (the commercial division of the same company) offers a variety of RCI installations for small to large commercial applications.

The researcher Dr. James Marsden once said that if people understood what RCI technology did, it would be a breakthrough on the level with the discovery of antibiotics. If you do not have RCI technology actively working in your home, you owe it to your family and long term health to get one.

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