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Can Air Filters Really Remove Allergens From Indoor Air?

Maintaining clean and healthy indoor air on a daily basis is essential for our overall well-being, especially for people who suffer from allergies and respiratory issues. This is because allergens such as dust mites, pollen, pet dander, mould, spores and other airborne particles can trigger allergic reactions and worsen respiratory health.

Fortunately, air treatment systems with high-quality air filters offer an effective solution to reduce or remove allergens and improve indoor air quality for you and your loved ones. Let’s take a closer look…

Understanding air treatment systems and air filters

Air treatment systems are devices designed to capture and trap particles suspended in the air. Inside these devices are air filters that consist of a fibrous material (or even a combination of different materials) that serves as a physical barrier to block allergens and other pollutants from recirculating into the indoor environment. Air filters come in various types, including High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters and activated carbon filters.

How HEPA and activated carbon air filters remove allergens

HEPA filters are among the most effective filters in capturing allergens. A good HEPA filter can trap particles as small as 0.0024 microns with a 99.99% efficiency rate. As air passes through the HEPA filter, allergens like dust mites, pollen and pet dander get trapped in the dense fibres, preventing them from re-entering the air circulating throughout your house.

While activated carbon filters may not directly capture allergens, they play a strong role in improving overall air quality. They are particularly useful for removing odours, smoke and chemicals, and for helping to reduce the presence of irritants that could worsen allergy symptoms. After all, nobody likes having to deal with sneezing, runny nose and itchy eyes constantly.

What should you look for in an air treatment system to reduce allergy symptoms?

Investing in the most suitable air treatment system can lead to significant long-term health benefits, making it an essential for every household and workplace. Look for an air treatment system with internationally recognised third-party certifications such as the ECARF Seal of Approval to ensure its effectiveness and safety.

What is the ECARF Seal of Approval?

The European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to ensure that people with allergies receive the best possible guidance and education.

Through an independent advisory panel of 15 leading international scientists and technicians, it has developed the criteria used to evaluate different product groups, including air treatment systems. The criteria include threshold values and exclusion criteria for allergen removal that are regularly updated to reflect the latest scientific findings.

A product only receives the ECARF Seal of Approval when it can be proved through audits or studies that the criteria have been fulfilled. First granted in 2006, the ECARF Seal of Approval is now used in more than 30 countries on thousands of products.

Atmosphere Mini has been awarded the ECARF Seal of Approval

In recent times, the performance claims package for Amway’s much loved Atmosphere Mini Air Treatment System was submitted to ECARF for review. Based on the documented evidence, the Atmosphere Mini Air Treatment System was awarded the ECARF Seal of Approval, the same certification earned by the Atmosphere SKY Air Treatment System.

It’s a recognition well deserved, given that the Atmosphere Mini Air Treatment System uses an advanced 3-in-1 filtration to effectively remove over 300 airborne contaminants. In fact, it filters 99.99% of airborne contaminants and traps particles as small as 0.0024 microns.

Mini but mighty, it delivers a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of more than 130 cfm at speed 3 and easily cleans spaces up to 200 sq ft in size. So, get yourself the Atmosphere Mini Air Treatment System from Amway.my and say goodbye to allergens and airborne illnesses today!For more information on the ECARF Seal of Approval, visit https://ecarf-siegel.org/en/