Air Purifiers for Pesticides

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Health Risks of Pesticides

Pesticides are poisonous chemicals developed to kills "pests". Unfortunately along with the pests they can also harm humans and animals alike.
Pesticides can be acutely toxic. This means that they can cause harmful or even lethal effects after a single episode of ingestion, inhalation or skin contact. The symptoms of exposure to pesticides can become evident shortly after exposure or can arise within 48 hours and may include:

  • Asthma
  • Sore throat
  • Eye and skin irritation
  • Breathing difficulties, shortness of breath
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Headache, loss of consciousness
  • Extreme weakness, seizures
  • Even death

Exposure to Pesticides

Exposure to toxic pesticides fumes and chemicals can cause a numerous health problems, serious illnesses and diseases from severe respiratory problems to cancer.
Exposure to pesticides may occur in many different ways. Pesticides can stay volatile for many hours after application and can drift with the wind for long distances.
Farmers and farm workers can be exposed to pesticides through the treatment of crops, plants, trees, etc. Residents in rural areas can be exposed to pesticides carried away from the farm fields due to the wind drift. Fumigant pesticides are especially dangerous due to their gaseous state, and can pose a serious health risks to rural communities for up to several weeks.
Exposure can also occur among professionals involved in forestry, pest control, wood treatment businesses, etc. In towns and cities people can get exposure to pesticides through the spaying of parks, backyards, lawns.
Long term exposure to pesticide has been linked to the development of Parkinson’s disease, COPD, asthma, depression and anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cancer, including leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

One of the most aggravating factors related to pesticide exposure is the fact that the effects of individual chemicals in pesticides on health can be enhanced when combined with other chemical substances, which is often referred to as the ‘cocktail effect’.

Removal of Pesticide Chemicals

While activated carbon adsorbent is the best substance known to mankind for effective removal of over 4000 chemical substances, many specific chemical substances in Pesticides listed below, cannot be removed by regular carbon adsorbent at a sufficient rate.

  • Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid
  • Aldrin/Dieldrin
  • Atrazine
  • Chlordane
  • Chlordecone
  • Glyphosate
  • Heptachlor/Heptachlor Epoxide
  • Hexachlorobenzene
  • Methoxychlor
  • Methylene Chloride
  • Pentachlorophenol, etc.

Therefore, a large amount of Specially enhanced adsorbent should be used instead of a regular carbon to achieve a sufficient rate of removal of specific toxic chemicals in Pesticides.

The following air purifiers are equipped with oversize carbon filter canisters and contain massive amount of specialty adsorbent.

  • AirPura C600DLX contains 26 lbs. of specially enhanced adsorbent in 3-inch deep carbon bed canister.
  • Amaircare 3000 contains 30 lbs. of proprietary Formaldezorb adsorbent in optional 2.5 inch deep ULTRA VOC canister.

No wonder, these two models make our top pick air purifiers for effective removal of harmful chemicals in Pesticides.

Photocatalytic Oxidation Process.

The Photocatalytic Oxidation process is advanced air purification technology incorporated into AirPura P600 and AirPura P600 Plus models provide a significantly boost of air purification performance in removal of toxic chemicals and gases in Pesticides.

Recommended Air Purifiers for Pesticides

Home and Office Use under 700 sq. ft.

Home and Office Use under 2000 sq. ft.

Air Purifier ModelHEPA Filter, sq. ft.Carbon Filter, lbs.Air Flow Rate, cfm
Airpura C600DLXHEPA-Barrier26 lbs. VOC Canister560
Amaircare 3000N/A30 lbs. ULTRA VOC Canister*450
Airpura V6004018 lbs. VOC Canister560
Austin HealthMate Plus6016 lbs. VOC Canister400

* Optional ULTRA VOC Canister

Commercial and Business Use over 3000 sq. ft.

Air Purifier ModelHEPA Filter, sq. ft.Carbon Filter, lbs.Air Flow Rate, cfm
Amaircare AirWash MultiPro BOSS 100 x 230 lbs. ULTRA VOC Canister x 2*2500
Amaircare 7500 Cart
100 x 230 lbs. ULTRA VOC Canister x 2*1400
Amaircare 6000V Cart10030 lbs. ULTRA VOC Canister*800
Amaircare AirWash MultiPro8025 lbs. ULTRA VOC Canister*1300

* Optional ULTRA VOC Canister

The optional ULTRA VOC Filter canisters should be used in Amaircare air purifiers for best result.
True HEPA filter and ULTRA VOC canister occupy the same spot and cannot be combined together in the same unit.

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