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Air Purifiers With EMF Technology Overtake HEPA Air Filters As The Best Home Air Purification System

Updated on July 4, 2011

Most of us realize that outdoor air pollution, including exhaust fumes we take in when we drive, is a serious threat to our health. What most people are not aware of is that EPA studies show that the levels of indoor air pollutants may be as much as 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor levels. In some cases it can be over 100 times higher! When you consider that we spend the majority of our time indoors, it's not surprising that the EPA supports the the use of an air cleaner. If you or your family suffers from allergies, asthma or a breathing problem, the need is even more urgent.

Selecting the right air purifier affects your home's air quality and the health of all those that breathe in that space. Ever since the middle of the decade, HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Arresting) has been the standard-bearer when it comes to the best air purification process. However, a brand new technology called Enhanced Media Filtration (EMF) overtaken HEPA as the overall leader in effective air filtration. Developed by the military, the technology came as a response to the threat of Germ Warfare. Over time, its use was adapted to manufacturing processes, where a particle-free "clean room" was vital. Currently, there are a few companies that have combined the best air filtration advances with EMF technology. Aquasana, for example, has acquired the exclusive rights to an EMF system called the Health-Air Deluxe Air Purifier.

In a moment I will discuss how the cutting edge EMF air filter technology has overtaken HEPA as the best air filtration technology for your home, particularly for those with breathing disorders. But first, here are a few impressive points related to the EMF system mentioned above. The Aquasana Health-Air unit is the most advanced air purification system in the world when it comes to controlling airborne particulates, such as mold spores, smoke particles, mildew, viruses, pet dander, pollen, and dust mites. It also meets the criteria for an FDA regulatory Class II Medical Device, which means it can be used for removal of particles in the air for health and medical purposes.

There are two critical elements of the purification process that make EMF more effective than HEPA and other home air purifiers. The first aspect relates to the capture of contaminated air. HEPA filters use a dense paper media that has the capacity to remove 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns in size. However, a major problem can occur if the blower motor does not have enough power to push the unfiltered air against the HEPA filter. Airborne contaminants can gather around a filter that is poorly sealed and enter back into the air we breathe. EMF air cleaners are able to create airflow within a sealed filter chamber. A quality EMF purification system like the Aquasana HA-500 Health-Air can guarantee 100% filtration by the EMF filter.

EMF Filter
EMF Filter

The second element is a crucial one. HEPA filters do not kill microorganisms. As a result, contaminants like dust mites, fungi, dust mite feces, mold, bacteria and viruses, can grow on the filter. If the air cleaner has a weak seal, low energy motor or the filter is not changed at the correct time, the contaminants can seap back into the air. In contrast, the Aquasana air purifier with EMF captures airborne particulates in its sealed chamber. The EMF Germicidal technology then treats the contaminants. During this process the high energy field created by the air purification system actually kills fungi, bacteria, mold, and viruses by breaking through their DNA.

These highly advanced EMF air purifiers like the Aquasana air purifer will easily fit into any room or office and can clean up to 500 square feet.


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      6 years ago

      I like and appreciate your hub.Great post!

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      7 years ago

      Definitely a highly informative hub, Great information on Aquasana's EMF technology. Its obvious that you really know your stuff.

      Great job with this page!

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      8 years ago

      Great information, I had no idea that there was something better than a HEPA filter. Thanks for sharing.


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