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Do air purifiers eliminate odors?
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Do air purifiers eliminate odors?

Discover how a sustainable air purifier helps eliminate the odors in the spaces where we live every day.

What are odors?

An odor is caused by one or more volatile chemical compounds generally found in low concentrations that humans and many animals can perceive through their sense of smell. An odor can be generated by a single chemical substance or a mixture of chemical substances. The perception of odor can vary between individuals due to differences in their ability to detect certain odors.

Assessing the risks associated with exposure to an odor requires a thorough analysis of the chemical properties of the substances involved and the concentrations at which these substances are present in the air.

It is also essential to consider the different exposure routes (inhalation, ingestion, skin contact) and individual susceptibility to potential health effects.

6 sources of pollution that affect your health

Let's take a look at the sources that can put your home's health at risk. Common causes of indoor air pollution include: VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), Combustion fumes, Formaldehyde, Animal hair, Cigarette smoke, External sources such as pollen, and vehicle emissions.

VOCs, Volatile Organic Compounds

Volatile Organic Compounds can come from carpets, cleaning products, and air fresheners. Some examples are xylene, toluene, or benzene. They are really dangerous to our health if found in amounts even just slightly above the safety levels established by the World Health Organization. They are dangerous to our health if found in even slightly higher quantities than the safety levels established by the World Health Organization.

6 sources of air pollution VOCs

Combustion fumes

The fumes from wood-burning fireplaces or stoves contain carbon monoxide (CO), which is a highly dangerous gas to our health and can even be lethal if levels exceed a certain threshold. 

The unique thing about CO is that it is odorless, so it is difficult to tell when levels are too high. And often when levels have reached too high a threshold, we experience physical problems such as lack of clarity, fatigue, or fainting.