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Mother Nature's Way

Ultraviolet (UV) energy from the sun is used in nature to help cleanse outdoor air and to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms such as germs and bacteria. Ultraviolet Germicidal lights have been used indoors for many years as a trusted air purifying method in hospitals, labs, schools, nursing homes, office buildings, and other commercial and residential environments worldwide.

Forced Air Furnaces Distribute Pollutants

Your furnace provides a perfect environment for the growth and broadcast of germs, mold, bacteria, toxins and gases that cause unhealthy air conditions which are found in our homes. Your furnace is the collection point for re-circulating air in your home and is the ideal place to install an indoor air cleaning system to control harmful levels of indoor air pollutants.

Governmental Agencies Acknowledge and Identify the Problem

The Environmental Protection Agency has found that indoor air is always 2 to 5 times and sometimes 100 times worse than the worst outdoor air. You may not be able to see, smell or touch it, but this air pollution is impacting the health of your family. Many recent environmental and medical studies conclude that indoor air pollution is a major cause of respiratory problems including asthma, allergies and is directly related to other chronic ailments that we suffer from.

What are Bioaerosols?

Airborne pathogens - (microorganisms) - which cause infectious disease - bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold and mildew which cause allergic rhinitis, asthma and other respiratory ailments. Mold spores are probably the most common bioaerosols. Germs are also known as bioaerosols and pathogens. Other indoor air pollution includes volatile organic compounds (VOC's) and other toxins which are gases that cause allergies and other health problems and may cause odors. All of these micro-organisms and toxic compounds are controlled outdoors with UV light energy from the sun. This UV energy is not naturally present in our indoor air environment.

Basic Facts & Research Regarding Ultraviolet Energy (UV Light)

Quantum UV systems are designed to be installed into the duct work of your furnace and air conditioning system and are based on accumulated research data and actual field experience from Tri-Med Industries and Westinghouse Electric Corporation Lamp Divisions’ Research Laboratories. All ultraviolet energy is measured in nanometers. The wavelengths are shorter than visible light, therefore are invisible to the human eye. One of the wavelengths of ultraviolet light generated by the Quantum germicidal lamps are in the 254 nanometer range which are lethal or damaging to the bioaerosols described above.

 

The control zone of the Quantum germicidal lamp is intensified by using a patented U-shaped lamp and reflective mirror design. Within this control area micro-organisms may either be killed or damaged from exposure to the UVC energy produced by the lamps. This will disturb their DNA (reproductive code) and inhibit them from reproducing and spreading disease or illness and sub-stantially reducing the symptoms of allergies and asthma. The air in your home passes through your furnace several times an hour along with all of the airborne contaminants. This creates an ac-cumulative effect on micro-organism kill and DNA disruption when a Quantum unit is properly installed and maintained.

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Articles on UV Energy

Recent articles from CNN.com and the prestigious medical journal The Lancet have been published about the beneficial effects of Ultraviolet (UV) light in office buildings. Also, many U.S.government buildingsare installing UV systems.

Quantum UV Systems Also Uses UVV (Ozone) To Control Toxic Gases in OxyQuantum Series

Light and Ozone

Ozone, first discovered in 1840, is produced in nature or artificially by man. In the Earth’s atmosphere, ozone is produced where oxygen is exposed to either ultraviolet light from the sun or an electrical charge, lightning. When this happens a single atom – (O1) –joins an oxygen molecule – (O2) – creating – (O3) or activated oxygen. One of ozone’s primary functions in nature is to purify the air we breathe.

OxyQuantum units also can create ozone (UVV) with a special dual frequency UV lamp. The size of the lamp used creates a predictable amount of UVV inside the duct work. This amount is measured at less than .05 ppm (parts per million) which is the EPA standard for safe limits of ozone within our indoor air environment.

It’s all about control, safety, and the health benefits achieved with the OxyQuantum. Please contact our IAQ hotline to talk to an Indoor Air Quality Specialist about the health benefits of whole-house air cleaning and having the right OxyQuantum product sized for your furnace and air conditioning system.

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