Why HVAC Is Not Enough

All buildings have some sort of HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) support system connected to their vents. HVAC systems help regulate the temperature in buildings, but they also bring a common misconception. So often, HVAC systems are believed to completely ‘filter’ the air, but when we take a closer look into the complete filtration […]

Sound Level in an Air Purifier

Air purification The market for air purification is constantly growing, we are becoming more conscious of our health regarding the air we breathe. As the market grows, so does the number of products that are released. It gives options and creates healthy competition. There are many factors to consider when choosing to invest in an […]

Are You ready for Spring? Allergy Season is Here

By: Surgically Clean Air What are allergies? What do Allergies cost to our Healthcare System?  How is Climate Change making allergy season worse?  What new ways are there to help allergy suffers clean their indoor air – to ease their suffering ‘drug-free’.  

Going Camping This Summer – Be Aware of the Indoor Air

According to Greenpeace…. The Inside Air In Your Favorite Outdoor Store Can Be 1000X Worse Than The Outdoor Air You Are Getting Ready During the summer months, millions of North Americans and Europeans head outdoors to go camping, hiking, walking and more… to revitalize their health with great outdoor air. In the process of packing […]

Cooking with a Gas Could be Harmful to You & Your Family

By: Surgically Clean Air Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in many homes exceeds the health-based standards for chronic and acute exposures of pollutants (Logue et al. 2011). On average, [North] Americans spend more than 65% of their time in homes (Klepeis et al. 2001), and numerous studies have noted the importance of Indoor Air Quality and […]

Air Pollution from Forest Fires

By Surgically Clean Air Wildfire Smoke Makes Vancouver, Canada… Look Like Bejing, China Canada experiences up to 8,000 wildfires per year. These fires produce an immense amount of smoke that can get up into the upper atmosphere and travel hundreds of kilometres and impact the lives of millions of people. In the summer of 2017, […]

Dust Mites (reprinted from the American Lung Association)

        By: Surgically Clean Air What Are Dust Mites? Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that generate some of the most common indoor substances—or allergens—that can trigger allergic reactions and asthma in many people. Hundreds of thousands of dust mites can live in the bedding, mattresses, upholstered furniture, carpets or curtains of […]

Bad Indoor Air | A Silent Killer That Surrounds Us All

By Conrad Barrett In communities around the World an emerging health issues is also one of the most overlooked – air quality. Recently, we are becoming more aware of the negative effects of air pollution. But what most people don’t know is that Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is becoming a more prominent issue, and its […]

NCAA Tournament Teams Germs Can Be a Tough Opponent

By Surgically Clean Air In the heart of the NCAA March Madness, we are reminded of how tough germs and viruses can be on sports teams. Over the past decades, there have been countless times when teams in the hunt for a championship were taken down by illness. Whether it is the ‘mumps’ in the […]

New Car Smell May Seem Pleasant, BUT it’s Harmful to Your Health

By Surgically Clean Air The New Product Smell When You Step into a New Car, or Open an Exciting New Purchase at Home is the Result of Harmful Airborne Compounds That ‘new car small’ that people are so proud of – is actually harmful for you. Researchers have identified more than 275 different chemicals in […]

Providing A Breath of Fresh Air for a ‘Person’s Best Friend’

By Surgically Clean Air The Sudden Outbreak of Kennel Cough Can be Devastating to the Pets in Your Care, Your Clients and Your Business. Properly Cleaning the Air Can Help Prevent this Highly Contagious Disease Kennel Cough (also known as canine infectious tracheobronchitis) is a highly contagious respiratory disease. Dogs commonly contract kennel cough at […]

The Dangers of the Dental Lab

By: Surgically Clean Air Important Role for Standalone Indoor Air Purification Systems in a Dental Laboratory Most people do not know how harmful their indoor air can be. The US. EPA states that 68% of human disease is spread through indoor air. [1] When it comes to the air in a dental laboratory these concerns […]

Dental Offices | Book Your Dental Appointment in the Morning

By: Surgically Clean Air TIP #1 – The Next Time You Book Your Dentist Appointment Consider Making it First Thing in the Morning Dental offices have the potential of being more polluted than other offices because they are high traffic commercial spaces and produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – from the dental materials and from […]

What is in the Indoor Air We Breathe?

By: Surgically Clean Air It’s free, it’s all around us outdoors and indoors. We can’t live without it for more than a few minutes. But we often take the air we breathe for granted. The air you breathe is made up of lots of things besides oxygen! Oxygen only makes up about 21% of air. […]

How Far Do Airborne Pathogens Travel?

By: Surgically Clean Air Coughing is Bad Traveling upwards of 200 mph or 320 km/h, and accelerating in a matter of seconds, germs from a cough or sneeze can travel a great distance very quickly. Indoor airborne pathogens travel as fast as an exotic sports car, and can be very dangerous to your health.  Coughing […]

Ultraviolet Light (UV-C) | Highly Effective Way to Kill Germs & Viruses

By: Surgically Clean Air Thought Starter On average, each person on earth consumes this EVERY day:  Food = 1 lb  Water = 5 lbs  Air = 36 lbs  Yet, Indoor Air is the LEAST regulated by governments for health and safety and the LEAST cleaned by people everyday. That’s right, people wash the fruits, vegetables […]

Creating Feelings of Positive Energy from Negative Ions

By: Surgically Clean Air Compared to being inside your place of work, or your home, don’t we all feel better when we are walking on the beach, standing next to a waterfall, breathing the air after a thunderstorm, or standing in the middle of a beautiful mountain valley. For sure a large part the energy […]

Sick Building Syndrome and Poor Indoor Air Quality

By Surgically Clean Air Sick Building Syndrome – What is it and how does it affect us?What is sick building syndrome? Sick building syndrome is the result of an indoor air contamination problem.CBS News has a great video explaining the issue and effects of Sick BuildingSyndrome on their 60 Minutes News Program. Watch the video […]

Making a Case for Air Purification Systems in Retirement Communities

By: Marshal Sterio – President | Surgically Clean Air Inc. / Marie-Josee Lafontaine – Owner | Scarborough Retirement Centre As people age, their immune and respiratory systems weaken and become more susceptible to illness. Airborne viruses and bacteria are a primary concern for seniors, therefore controlling them can reduce the chances of residents who live […]