Recent Research Reveals Wonderful Surprises
Reductions in Carbon Dioxide and VOCs
Scientists at both Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have recently found that if carbon dioxide levels in a breathing zone were decreased from the old, “ideal” level of 1,100 parts per million to a CO2 level of 600 parts per million, that cognitive function increased remarkably. Harvard scientists also concluded that lowered CO2 would improve sleep.
Reductions in PM2.5
Scientists are increasingly reporting a connection between air pollution and Alzheimer’s. More particularly PM2.5.
Recently-developed ventilation air intake filters perform at MERV 14-15 levels to remove about 95% of PM2.5 from ventilation air provided into breathing zones. In the recent past, MERV 2-4 filters were considered adequate to filter outdoor fresh air. But No More.
Reductions in Asthma and Allergy Triggers.
Outdoor air carries respiratory and health risk particles and aerosols such as pollen, mold spores, mold particulate, soot, smoke, airborne agricultural particles as well as viruses and smoke