Murfreesboro Air Quality Production
Indoor Air Quality Problem
Poor Indoor Air Quality Can Threaten Your Health
Most people spend over 90% of their time indoors, not knowing that the air they are breathing may be more polluted than the air outside. The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that indoor air pollution levels can be 100 times higher than the air outdoors.
Breathing contaminated air puts the health of you and your family at risk. In fact, the American College of Allergist says that 50% of illnesses are caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. So take control of your indoor air quality by reducing pollutants that can contribute to headache, lung irritation and fatigue as well as more long-term conditions such as asthma, allergies and infectious diseases.
INDOOR AIR QUALITY FACTS
- People spend 75-90% of their time indoors
- Exposure to airborne contamination is considerable.
- 50% of all major office buildings have contaminated heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC). If not properly maintained, they are a hotbed for growth of molds and bacteria.
- Each person inhales over 3,500 gallons of air each day. Children inhale more particles for their size then adolescents or adults.
- Polluted air causes 94% of all respiratory problems.
- More than 31 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, about 1/3 are children under 18.
- About 40,000 dust mites, a common household allergen, can live in one ounce of dust.
- An estimated 10-15% of the entire population may be allergic to cat or dog dander.
- A person sheds up to 700,000 skin flakes per day.
Indoor Air Pollutants
There are 3 types of indoor air pollutants - Particulates, Microbials and Gases. Therefore, in order to make an apples-to-apples comparison, we must compare what each type of indoor air quality product is attempting to do. There is an industry rule of thumb:
“If it is dead you have to trap it.”
Particulates are tiny particles suspended in the air. Common particulates include residential pollen, dust mites, dust, smoke and dander (skin flakes). Particulate diameters are measured in microns and range from .001 to 1,000 microns. These dimensions represent the continuum from a few molecules up to the size where particles can no longer be airborne.
These are bacteria, germs, viruses, fungi, spores and mold. Although bacteria are small in size and usually microscopic, they have an amazing ability to do damage to all living organisms including humans. Many everyday illnesses are also caused by viruses like the common cold or the flu. Mold can be a dangerous allergen, cause infections, and destroy property requiring extensive repair and rebuilding.
Indoor odors are caused by things like pets, cooking, garbage exist in every home and office. Gases, such as benzene, formaldehyde, chloroform, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, etc., are released from furniture, cabinets, carpets, cleaning chemicals, insulation, insect sprays, hair sprays, etc. Manufactures use chemicals to make these products and they off gas, or evaporate, these chemicals into the air in your home.
Guardian Air/REME Advantage
Guardian Air does not need the pollutants to travel to the air handler for UV treatment or filtration. Guardian Air is proactive and uses hydro-peroxides to aggressively seek out and destroy pollutants at the source - in the air and on sources, before they can reach your family, clients or employees.
The RGF Guardian Air Phi Cell is installed inside of the ventilation system of your home or office building. The Phi Cell (short for Photohyrdoionization cell) uses light, water and oxygen to produce "Mother Nature’s friendly cleaners" - hydro-peroxides. These cleaners circulate through your conditioned air space and kill airborne and surface viruses, bacteria, mold, odors and VOCs before they can spread.
There are 3 types of indoor air pollutants - Particulates, Microbials and Gases. Below is a chart that illustrates the effectiveness that various industry products, including the Guardian Air and REME in combating indoor air pollutants. As you will see, only the REME provides whole home coverage for all three types of pollutants.
When considering only Microbials and Gases, besides the REME, no other solution is as effective as the Guardian Air. In independent laboratory tests, the Guardian Air has inactivation rates of over 99% in a matter of hours for the most common and deadly bacteria, viruses and mold.
Guardian Air/REME – How it Works (1:07)
60 Minutes – IAQ Video (2:38)
SARS News Video (2:05)
American Home Builders Installs RGF's REME System (2:58)
Advanced Oxidation Food Processing (5:03)
RGF MOLTO BENE (5:59)
The Sneeze Test - Guardian Air
A testing protocol concept was used which included a "Sneeze Simulation Machine" and "Sneeze" chamber. A sneeze can travel at up to 100 mph, so we had to consider lung capacity, sneeze pressure, and liquid volume to properly simulate a human sneeze. This was accomplished and the test proceeded with outstanding results. An average of 78% reduction of microbials was achieved with PHI in a double blind test, at 3 feet from the sneeze source. This is clearly not a medically supervised test or protocol. However, from a practical point, it was definitely providing some kill at the source and will provide some level of protection.
Simulated Sneeze Lab Test at three feet in a 250 cu ft Bio Test Chamber. An independent PE double blind study.
The Sneeze Test - REME
A testing protocol concept was used which included a "Sneeze Simulation Machine" and "Sneeze" chamber. A sneeze can travel at up to 100 mph, so we had to consider lung capacity, sneeze pressure, and liquid volume to properly simulate a human sneeze. This was accomplished and the test proceeded with outstanding results. An average of 99% reduction of microbials was achieved with REME in a double blind test, at 3 feet from the sneeze source. This is clearly not a medically supervised test or protocol. However, from a practical point, it was definitely providing some kill at the source and will provide some level of protection.
Tested by: Kansas State University, inactivation 99%
Guardian Air/REME Literature
Below are links to product literature:REME Technology PDF (382 KB)
RGF Test Booklet PDF (1,072 KB)
Advanced Oxidation Technology PDF (5,245 KB)
Air Conditioning Coil Article – Effects of Mold PDF (382 KB)
Recreating Mother Nature
As oxygen flows through our atmosphere, it comes in contact with the power bands of the sun and it changes molecular structure. High above us, oxygen turns into ozone, thus creating our ozone layer within the stratosphere. Below this layer exists the troposphere and oxygen changes to hydro-peroxides, super oxides and hydroxides. This is in the air that we breathe every day and have been breathing since the dawn of man.
These natural cleaners keep our every day outdoor environment clean, and are very unstable. The reason being is that since the molecular structure has been changed from the sun’s energy, they are unbalanced. Like all things in nature, they strive quickly to regain balance.
A primary way to accomplish this is to find a free electron to attach to. The primary source of electrons is from single cell organisms - mold, bacteria, viruses, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The end result of this rebalancing is a dead organism, oxygen and hydrogen.
In an effort to increase energy efficiency, today’s building standards have changed which have greatly “tightened” building structures. With improved insulation, windows and building practices, the air inside the building does not circulate with outside air as much as it used to. While great for energy efficiency, these standards have blocked out Mother Nature’s cleaners from helping kill mold, bacteria, viruses and odors which is one of the reasons why we now have “Sick Building Syndrome”. The RGF Guardian Air Photohyrdroionization (Phi) Cell corrects the one limitation of mother nature. With patent pending technology, the Phi Cell uses a broad spectrum UV light, water, oxygen and a quad-metallic catalyst to create a reaction that produces the same hydro-peroxides that are found outdoors.
However, these friendly cleaners can last between 8 and 12 minutes. This gives them enough time to circulate through the building structure providing whole home aggressive protection against mold, bacteria, viruses, odors and VOCs.
Kill Germs, Mold, Bacteria, etc.
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against H1N1 (Swine Flu)
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against Avian Flu
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against SARS Virus
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against Norwalk Virus
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against MRSA
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against Mold
Guardian Air - Effectiveness against E-Coli
RGF first developed its Advanced Oxidation Technology over 20 years ago. Over 1 million RGF Cells are in use around the world. RGF has licensed its technology to many Fortune 500 companies for use in the medical, food, military, residential, commercial, marine, hospitality and government.
RGF cells in various products have been tested and approved by:
- UL, ETL, TUV, EPA & CSA
- US Military
- Chinese Government
- Japanese Government
- Canadian Government
- US Government - GSA
- European Union
In addition, RGF technology, because of its ability to kill bacteria and virus on surfaces and in the air, have been specified in the Norovirus/MRSA protection plan of America’s largest restaurant chains, hotel chains, theme parks, cruise lines, public schools and hospitals.