Science of Indoor Air Pollution

The aerium unleashes the potential of algae to combat indoor air pollution indoors. 

Indoor air quality is comprised of many components. Many traditional air purifiers only focus on particulate matter (PM2.5). Unfortunately, they fail to remove carbon dioxide (CO2) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These pollutants accumulate indoors and according to the EPA, these levels of indoor pollutants can be 5 times, and in some cases 100 times, worse indoors than outdoor levels. 

Below are a few types of indoor air pollution causes.

Carbon Dioxide (CO2)

Indoor CO2 levels can be 2-3 times higher (>1,500 ppm) than what is naturally occurring outside (420 ppm). This results in headaches, reduced mental clarity, long term respiratory problems, and other physiological complications. 

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

VOCs can be found in everyday household products and cleaning supplies. These accumulate in poorly ventilated areas and can cause skin and respiratory irritation.

Particulate matter (PM2.5)

Particles like dust, mold and bacteria can travel into our lungs and airways, causing irritation. Components less than 10 microns are of particular concern, because they can be inhaled.