ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

B Vitamins May Protect Against Damaging Effects of Air Pollution, and Improve Cognition and Psychiat...

Relief for IBS, Colitis, Crohn’s And More

Can Magnesium Relieve Your Tinnitus?

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) - are you running a marathon each night?

Resveratrol Proven to Slow Brain Aging

Magnesium Protects Against Stroke, Heart Disease and Diabetes

Fruits and vegetables' latest superpower? Lowering blood pressure

Neroli Oil: The Pleasantly Fragrant Citrus Oil

Restoring NAD+ could reduce DNA damage accumulation

Whole-body vibration may be as effective as regular exercise

 
Print Page
Email Article

Study Concludes Portable HEPA Filters Curb Indoor Fungi

  [ 26 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • November 7, 2001




Exposure to airborne indoor fungi in residential environments can be reduced through use of portable high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters and regular maintenance of filter material and carpets, according to researchers at the IAQ 2001 conference.

"Our study showed a 70 percent reduction in airborne indoor fungal levels and a 38 percent reduction in particulate matter in homes fitted with portable HEPA filtration units," said C.D. Cheong who is presenting a paper titled, The Use of HEPA Air Filters to Control Airborne Indoor Fungi Moisture, Microbes and Health Effects: Indoor Air Quality and Moisture in Buildings. "These results show that the operation of portable HEPA filtration units achieve effective outcomes in reducing levels of airborne indoor fungi. Outdoor sources remain the main contributor to indoor sources of fungi."

The study involved asthmatic children between the ages of 6 and 11 from schools in Perth, Western Australia. Portable air filtration units fitted with HEPA filters were placed in the children's bedrooms for 15 weeks. Homeowners were told to maintain their normal regular household cleaning practices during the study, including the maintenance (or lack) of the carpets and interior surfaces of the homes.

In addition to the 70 percent reduction in fungal levels and 38 percent of particulate matter, a 53 percent decrease was reported in airborne outdoor fungal levels, Cheong said.

Past studies have indicated the temperature, relative humidity and suspended particulate matter are possible predictors of indoor fungal levels, influencing levels of airborne indoor fungi found indoors. Cheong said this study showed no strong or significant correlations between the air quality parameters and measured indoor fungal levels.

"Use of portable HEPA units, periodic maintenance of both filter material and carpets and a general awareness of indoor air issues like ventilation and source control, could aid in reducing exposure to airborne indoor fungi in residential environments," he said.

The authors recommend that future investigations of the efficacy and influence of portable air filters on indoor fungal composition and levels, maintenance of filter material and floor surfaces in the indoor environment should be taken into account.

In addition, issues such as accumulation of dirt, debris and microorganisms in the filter material and resuspension of airborne particulates and microbials from flooring needs to be investigated.



Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
NAD+ Ignite with Niagen

Featured Products

Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream... When a Good Night's Sleep Is Just a Daydream...
Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic Nutrients to Combat the Modern Stress Epidemic
Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics Stop Bacteria With Nature's Antibiotics
The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Priming Your Immune System for Cold & Flu Season Priming Your Immune System for Cold & Flu Season

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map