Prevent and remove Mold, Mycotoxins and VOC's from the air of your home using only "qualified" air purifier technology
I can't stress enough the importance of "extreme mold avoidance" and removing yourself from the presence of any indoor environment that has mold and mold toxins. However, AFTER you have removed yourself from the environment there are ways to keep and maintain a mold-free environment. One way that I have found is to include an air purifier in your home that has been researched to collect and eliminate specific micron-sized mold spores and/or mycotoxins as well as all VOC's from the air.
Only the best air purifiers are able to filter toxic molds and mycotoxins
**VERY IMPORTANT: Your air purifer purchase must be proven to be effective for both toxic mold spores and mycotoxin sized microns.
What are Microns?
A micron is a system of measurement, just like an inch or a foot. Microns are much, much smaller. One micron is one-millionth of a meter or equivalent to 1/25,400 th of an inch. Yes...incredibly small!!
Standard (as I call them mediocre) purification filters, are marketed to draw you in and convince you that they trap some pretty small particles but they do not explain to you that their systems WILL NOT capture toxic mold spores or mycotoxins. For example, some of these cheaper filtration systems can trap some large, but not very dangerous mold spores, pet dander, household dust and pollen. These particles often range in size from 5 - 10 microns in diameter. To help you put that in perspective let's compair it to an ordinary human hair. We all know that just one piece of hair is quite thin. But guess what?..an average human hair is approximately 150 microns wide! So now that you have that into perspective now you can understand the importance of what I'm about to show you as it pertains to purchasing your air purifier to protect yourself and your family from toxic mold and you will also see how buying an inferior air purifier can make you, your family or your pets sick.
Here are some standard "But Very Important" measurement facts you need to know:
This means that 90% of all purification systems sold on the market DO NOT have the capability to trap toxins less than 5 microns. So that air purifier you thought was doing such a great job? Think again. When making a purchase ALWAYS check the literature to make sure that your product has the ability to capture toxins less than .1 - .005 (microns) in this range.
PART #1 - MOLD SPORES:
For most, mold spores are the most concerning airborne allergen when it comes to being exposed to an indoor water damaged building. Other common concerns can also be plant spores and pollen. Exposure to mold spores (both toxigenic or non-toxic) usually results in an instant allergic reaction, such as runny nose, watering eyes, skin rash, headache, hay fever, sneezing, wheezing, nasal congestion, etc. These are considered the body's first response to introduction of mold spores and is considered an allergic reaction and not "yet" a mold toxicity.
One of the best technologies for trapping the "spore" is a True HEPA filter which is usually over 99.97% effective for collecting from the air all mold and plant spores. So, a True HEPA filter is the most critical part of the Air Purifier's design to prevent exposure by plant spores and mold spores from causing an "immediate" allergic reaction.
PART #2 - MYCOTOXINS:
Buying The Right Air Purifier
So now you are thinking: WOW!!! do I really have the time or energy to start researching air purifiers and scientific studies or read through all of the data on each product? Here's where I can help. I have done all the work for you by researching many products and air purifiers on the market so I've taken all the guess-work and painless searching out of the equation.
Here are my "Highly Recommended" and "Researched" top Air Purification Systems for Toxic Mold Spores, Mycotoxins, VOC's (for people with MCS) and Virus capabilities.
IQAir® HealthPro Plus Air Purifier