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Air

 

'Fresh air is as good for the mind as for the body. Nature always seems to be trying to talk to us as if she had some great secret to tell. And so she has.'  John Lubbock

 

 

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I live in the country, walk daily and love to take deep breaths of fresh air.  Each season is distinct and offers it's own brand of fragrance.  Everyone seems to enjoy the freshness of air on mountain tops, by the ocean and in the forest.  It feels renewing and exhilirating with all of the negative ions being generated.  I also love to breathe deeply as I appreciate my home.  And, during my yoga and meditation practice, I focus on moving my breath deep into my belly and throughout my whole being.

 

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Then I discovered that indoor air is 100 times more polluted than the outdoor air in our most populated cities.  'Air pollution is the 4th highest risk factor for death globally and by far the leading environmental risk factor for disease.'  Up to 90% of our time is spent indoors breathing poor quality air as our homes out-gas invisible toxins.  I learned that carpeting, furniture, paint, paneling, cleaning agents and cooking all emit toxic chemical vapors. That dust, pet dander, pollen and odors are typically in all household air.  Plus, mold, mildew and dust mites may be present contributing to a combination of symptoms:

  • Asthma
  • Fatigue
  • Cancer
  • Acute Allergies
  • Vertigo and Nausea
  • Liver and Kidney Damage
  • Irritation of the Eyes, Nose, and Skin Ailments
  • Tiredness and Loss of Concentration
  • Central Nervous System Damage
  • Headaches
  • Memory Impairment

A simple solution, air filtration, helps combat this toxic onslaught. I discovered that not all air filtration systems are created equal. Many have been taken off the market for emitting ozone, a toxic gas. Some can generate other problems with noise pollution and the increase of one's electric bills.

I appreciate that my lungs aren't the first filtration in my home anymore! That I safely breathe indoor air that is clean, fresh, pure and energized.

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The KenkoAir Purifier replicates natural conditions, is environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

  1. A Multi-Stage Filtration System
    • A Pre-filter which is reusable
    • A Deodorizing Filter
    • Initially comes with an ULPA Filter, ultra low penetration air filter, with a HEPA filter, the longtime standard for hospital operating rooms and laboratories as the replacement filter. 
  2. Essential Energy Generation: This unit emits the essential clean, fresh air energy found in natural settings, like waterfalls, rivers and in the forest. This type of natural energy provides a fresh clean feeling that is regarded as "therapy for mental stress."             
  3. Ozone Free: Many air filtration systems that claim to be cleaning your air are also releasing a byproduct called ozone into your home. The EPA has classified ozone as a toxic gas. The State of California has banned the sale of ozone-producing air systems and other states are expected to follow.
  4. High-efficiency Fan with a low noise level even at its highest speed.
  5. Air Quality Sensor that indicates air quality at all times.
  6. Green Technology / Energy Efficient: Awarded the U.S. EPA's Energy Star designation - your assurance that it is at least 35% more efficient than a standard model and saves a minimum of 215 kilowatt-hours per year.

 

 

Air Matters, it is fundamental to good health!  Lightweight, easily portable and library quiet, it cleans and purifies the air inside my home with forest-fresh invigorating air, at a low cost to my electric bill and to our eco-system, while improving my health and the health of my family and friends.

 

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Tired?  Overwhelmed?  Stressed?    

 

Testimonials

"I feel relieved having Nikken's air filtration system in my home. It immediately took care of the strong out-gassing odor of a new carpet. I am also amused and amazed when it senses and adjusts to compensate for changes in the air, like cooking odors, prior to my noticing. It makes me feel safe."

"I love the crispness of air in my home and the comfort of breathing that I experience. Nikken's air purification makes a big difference."

A Quick Reference List of
Indoor Air Hazards

CONSTRUCTION & FURNITURE MATERIALS:

Lead, Formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds, Paint, Adhesives, Finishes

HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS:

Solvents, Insecticides, Herbicides, Cleansers, Disinfectants

CARPETING, CLOTHING AND BEDDING:

Dust, Fibers, Odors, Cleaning Chemicals, Preservative Chemicals

HEATING/AIR CONDITIONING:

Pollen, Mold Spores, Pet Hair and Dander, Air Pollution From Outdoors

KITCHEN:

Food Waste, Cooking Odors, Vapors

Indoor Air Quality

There is good news and bad news about indoor air: the bad news is that indoor air often contains higher concentrations of hazardous pollutants than outdoor air; however, the good news is that everyone can reduce indoor air pollution.

 

How Can The Air Inside Our Homes Be So Bad For Us?

 

 

"Let clean air blow the cobwebs from your body. Air is medicine."

Lillian Russell

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