UV Air Treatment an effective method of combatting the flu, H1N1 (Swine Flu) and other bacteria and viruses

It has long been known that ultraviolet (UV) light used at sufficiently short wavelengths can break down microorganisms and render them sterile and unable to reproduce. It is a fact that has contributed to the widespread use of UV technology over the years for germicidal irradiation and sterilization applications.
One area where UV light-based technologies are being used increasingly is for residential air purification purposes. The air circulating inside a residential heating and cooling system can be concentrated with dangerous contaminants, allergens and even disease-carrying bacteria including those associated with the flu and H1N1. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is 100 times more polluted than the air outside.
A UV Air Treatment System can greatly reduce this pollution and help combat the flu, H1NI and other threats by preventing viruses, bacteria, mold spores and other allergens from growing and circulating within a Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. Ultraviolet irradiation can help sterilize up to 99.9% of mold and fungal spores on a HVAC system’s cooling coils and close to 75% of airborne bacteria.
A UV air treatment system works primarily by causing photochemical damage within a microorganism that renders them sterile and unable to reproduce. This effectively neutralizes the threat of their being able to multiply and thereby can be very effective in combating diseases such as H1N1 and the flu. Ultraviolet radiation techniques have been used for years to disinfect medical equipment and are considered to be a widely applicable means of air disinfection as well.
Some UV air treatment systems are standalone units that use a fan to force air to move past a shielded UV lamp. But most UV air treatment units are installed directly inside forced air systems where UV generating lamps sterilize the air moving through it. Such UV air purification systems are typically mounted downstream of the air conditioner cooling coils as well as in the return air ducts, both of which are breeding grounds for mold and other bacteria.
A UV light installed inside the main heating and cooling system is ideal because on average air is circulated between 75 to 150 times through a HVAC system daily. Since UV light cannot pass through metal or glass, a UV air treatment system installed inside a HVAC system also poses little risk of direct exposure to the eyes or the skin.
Filters Fast filter experts are ready to answer any questions you have on installing UV systems.

Plane Clean Air Filter makes list of top “Kid Friendly Travel Products”

Just wanted to share one more article on the Plane Clean Air Filter that was published over at Gadling, a popular travel blog.
The Plane Clean Air Filter made the list of “Kid Friendly Travel Products for your Upcoming Summer Vacation.” Most of the products on the list are unabashedly designed for children: rolling luggage that looks like a tiger, a “tadpole” iPod case and headphone kit, Disney luggage, etc.
While the Plane Clean Air Filter does not sport any vibrant colors or the likenesses of any popular animated personalities, it does do one thing exceptionally well: it removes 99.5 percent of bacteria, germs and viruses from the air. Given all of the recent talk about Swine Flu and the H1N1 virus, it may be the most beneficial item to make the list.
But these viruses are by no means the only reason to look into the Plane Clean Air Filter. Since there are always a few coughing, aching and sneezing passengers aboard any given flight, it would be wise to invest in any device that stands to ward off illness or sickness, especially if you are sharing a long flight with such people.

Plane Clean Air Filter from Filters Fast

With the recent outbreak of H1N1 (also known as swine flu), many are fearful of travelling, especially when flying across international borders. That being said, there are precautions you can take when flying. CNN and MSNBC recently ran this article, which advocates using the Plane Clean Air Filter to protect against airborne contaminants while flying.
The Plane Clean Air Filter has been tested in an FDA certified lab and is shown to remove 99.5% of all airborne bacteria, viruses and allergens from your airstream. It mounts easily to the overhead gasper nozzle in most planes. The air from these nozzles passes through an electrostatically-charged filter media that is capable of removing viruses, bacteria and other particulate matter from an air stream. The filter fits Airbus, Boeing, and other manufacturer’s nozzles that have similar shapes to Boeing and Airbus.
Air flow velocity can be controlled by rotating the housing which in turn rotates the gasper. Once the desired air flow rate is achieved, the air stream can be directed onto the user’s face by turning the air exit nozzle.
At the end of the flight, the filter can be detached easily and placed in its storage case. Replacement adhesive gaskets and filter media can be purchased when required. Filter replacement packs come with a single replacement filter and two (2) adhesive gaskets good for a total of 10 flights for only $6.95 (or about $0.70 per flight).
Learn more about the Plane Clean Air Filter here.
See a video of the Plane Clean Air Filter here.