Where HEPA Air Filters Fail

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs): are airborne chemicals that mostly derive from off-gassing of building materials or products in our homes as well as cleaning products aside from other sources like beauty products. The most concerning health effect associated with VOCs is that some are well-known carcinogens. HEPA filters are unable to remove VOC’s as they simply are far smaller in size than what can be trapped.

Viruses: Much like VOCs, viruses are also too small to be removed. Despite this fact, HEPA based products were marketed for a long time with the claim to protect from viruses. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has now regulated that HEPA filter based products can no longer make that claim.

 

Bacteria: While bacteria are large enough to be trapped, bacteria are understood to release endotoxins into the air stream when dying on the air filter surface. Studies have demonstrated that endotoxins cause inflammatory and atopic responses in nonasthmatic and asthmatic participants.

 

Mold: Mold spores are large enough to be caught in HEPA filters but stay alive on the filter surface. Other particles that accumulate and fill the filter start acting as nutrients and allow mold spores to potentially grow on and through the filter membrane and eventually release new spores into the air.

It is important to say that frequent replacement of filters is critical since pathogens collected on the filter can include live organisms and eventually pathogens are re-released into the air.

Why Ours Is The Best

Have you ever experienced a breath of fresh air after a nice spring rain?

Our air purifiers apply nature's concept of cleaning air with water to the inside of your home.

Our GST (Geyser Separator Technology) is a unique water-bath filtration system, which uses ONLY water as a filter. Its concept is its method of trapping dirt, dust, and allergens in the water. The system forces the air through a water-bath. A specially designed separator separates the air from water so only clean, fresh, water-washed air is returned. This sophisticated design ensures superior air flow consistency and filtration efficiency.

 

In comparison: Conventional filters, micro filters, and electrically charged filters used in most air purifiers allow small particles to pass right through the filter and re-circulate back into the air we breathe. Furthermore, filters become clogged with the particles trapped after a short period of usage, causing restricted airflow, and consequently a loss of performance.

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