The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that indoor air can be 5 to 10 times more polluted than outdoor air (and in extreme cases,can be up to 100 times more polluted).
Unfortunately, according to the EPA, the average American spends 93% of their life indoors. 87% of their life is inside, then another 6% of their life in automobiles. That’s only 7% of your entire life outdoors. That means only one half of one day per week outdoors.
Our bodies were not designed to function optimally indoors. We were created and evolved in an outdoor environment. We were designed to live outdoors! Think about it…. When man first began to walk upright there were no houses or buildings of any kind. We slept in caves or shelters made of tree branches and grass, and spent our waking hours outdoors hunting and gathering food. Our bodies were optimized to live in those conditions. We need fresh, oxygenated air to clean our lungs. When we breathe fresh air we expel mucous and other toxins and allow more oxygen into our blood. Our cells MUST have oxygen to survive. Our brains use 20% of our blood oxygen. Clean, Fresh air equals healthier lungs, a more efficient immune system, more energy and better brain function. It also means more restful sleep and more energy.
We all know how much better we feel when we breathe fresh, outdoor air. Many of us know how great fresh, mountain air is, and anyone that has gone camping in the forest or beside a mountain lake or waterfall has undoubtedly noticed how much better you sleep, how much better you feel and how much more energy you wake up with in the morning.
What is it about outdoor air that has this effect on us? The answer is: It is NATURAL!!
Nature’s Air Cleansing Process
The Earth has been cleaning its own air for millions of years by using a process that includes hydroxyl molecules. Hydroxyl molecules are naturally occurring particles that are created when the sun’s ultraviolet rays react with water vapor in the air. These molecules can then “seek out” different air contaminants, such as odor molecules, bacteria, viruses, and other chemicals. The hydroxyls then neutralize the contaminants by breaking down their chemical bonds. This results in the clean, fresh air that we associate with Mother Nature.
Nature, using this process, cleans and adds energy to the air. It uses negative ions to clump polluting particles together and make them fall out of the air we breathe. The result of all this is that outdoors, nature is constantly cleaning and energizing the air. Notice that I said Cleaning NOT Purifying the air.
Outdoor air IS NOT PURE! Did that statement surprise you? Think about it….. The air outdoors has all kinds of impurities in it! For example, there are chemical impurities, pollens, fumes from decaying vegetation and animals etc. So why is this fresh air not foul? It is for the reasons mentioned above. Nature constantly cleans, adds energy, and removes polluting particles!
Indoor air, on the other hand, doesn’t have the benefit of the processes nature uses to do all this. Indoor air gets stale very quickly. In addition, people, in a confined environment are constantly exhaling more carbon dioxide, germs and odors into the air. We give off body odors, and we have furniture, household cleaners, cooking, and other things that are contributing odors and other things to the mixture that is indoor air. Today’s building codes are such that our homes and offices are fairly airtight in order to conserve energy. As a result, we trap this indoor air in our breathing spaces. It gets stale, picks up odors, is laden with germs and bacteria, and often tends to be dry. Worst of all, it gets depleted of energy.
Experts say that even with open windows, you only exchange about 10% to 20% of the air in the house. That’s because of something they call “air flow dynamics” which essentially says that the air from outside only penetrates about 24 inches from the window. On top of that, opening the windows does not allow sufficient amounts of negative ions, which are essential to cleaning and removing the particulate matter which is the invisible but physical particle pollutants that float in your air. This is especially true if you have screens on the windows (as nearly everyone does) to keep the bugs out. Electrically speaking these ions become grounded out and discharge their electrical energy when they come in contact with anything connected to the earth. This includes your house! The only feasible way to get sufficient amounts of negative ions is to have something replacing them 24 hours a day.
Most people do not realize that there is a limited amount of air indoors and it gets breathed over and over and over again. The nice thing is that nature constantly cleans and energizes the air outdoors with perfect amounts of ions hydrogen and it also creates the perfect amount of oxygen to sustain us breath after breath. In our sealed up, air tight, energy efficient homes or offices , the situation is much different. We not only have a very small amount of air to breathe inside of a building, but we have nothing indoors to replace the missing ions, and oxygen to our indoor air.
Have you ever been warned not to put a plastic bag over your head? Obviously you would suffocate due to the small amount of air inside the bag. Your house is similar to a large plastic bag with a very limited amount of air inside. Not only is your air supply limited, but each person in your home will consume approximately 2,500 gallons of air each day. This is approximately 22,000 breaths of air for each person. Every time a person takes just one breath, it degrades the quality of the air indoors. Now multiply that times how many people live in your house; or the rapid effect of air degradation when company comes to visit. The very moment you close your windows, the air inside of your home starts turning from fresh to rancid. As humans and animals inhale and exhale, the oxygen levels plummet and the levels of poisonous carbon dioxide increase. These higher carbon dioxide levels cause headaches, fatigue, attention deficit, and unrest even after sleeping, as well as many other indoor air related symptoms that people do not readily connect to the poor quality of the air they breathe in indoor environments. These problems have even greater effect on children and the elderly.
The Solution: Air Naturalization
If Nature does such a good job of cleaning and energizing the air outdoors, then doesn’t it make sense to replicate that process INDOORS? Of course it does!
This process is called Air Naturalization. The dictionary defines naturalization as “being brought into conformity with nature” or acting like nature.
That being the case, then “purifying” air is not natural since, as mentioned above, outdoor air is not “pure”. Nature continuously cleans and energizes it.
As a result, the solution for your home or office is NOT to try to “purify” the air (that doesn’t really work anyway), but to “naturalize” it and make it more like outside air.
There is a new technology available called the Air Naturalizer™. It is not an “air purifier”; it is much more advanced than that. The ionic engine in this small device uses technology to electronically replicate what nature does outdoors. This is done in part by using a plasma chamber where a sample of contaminated air enters. The technology deodorizes the air flow; bacteria and other micro-organisms are neutralized, and hydroxyl molecules are released. It also generates negative ions to cause particles to be removed from the air. Most importantly, just like nature itself, it adds energy to the air. An Air Naturalizer doesn’t just filter the air that enters its chamber; it also cleanses the surrounding area with the additional hydroxyl molecules and a balanced ionic flow as it continuously creates and puts fresh, ENERGIZED air into the breathing space. It even kills germs and bacteria on surfaces.
This process virtually eliminates pollutants in the air, on surfaces and even in fabrics. This is essential for odor and germ control for common living areas, kitchens, nurseries, and pet areas. The Air Naturalizer cleans your air 24/7 for less than a penny a day, consuming under 3-watts of energy.
AirRestore Air Naturalizers are Powerful, Filterless and Chemical-Free. They use an all-natural process that virtually eliminates odors, bacteria and other pollutants such as mold, mildew, E-coli, Staph, Salmonella, Listeria, and more. It safely and naturally kills germs in the air and provides a surface of protection to prevent germ and mold growth. Featuring 3 settings, you control the amount of natural charged flow to clean your room or vehicle. Each individual unit eliminates odors, bacteria and other air pollutants for up to 800 SQ FT!
In short, the Air Naturalizer “Restores the Energy to Indoor Air to Make it Act Like Outdoor Air”
AirRestore Air Naturalizer™ Whole Home System – 4 Units Covering 3200 Sq. Feet