Tobacco Smoke Air Purifiers - Start Breathing Healthier Air!
Tobacco smoke can almost be called the houseguest that just won't leave. Because of the chemical nature and fine particle structure of smoke molecules, many consumers will find that products like air and fabric fresheners are ineffective at controlling tobacco smoke and tars.
The size of a smoke particle is tiny - roughly .01 to 1 micron - and they have the ability to permeate small spaces and porous surfaces such as clothing, furniture, and upholstery. In fact, smoke can even damage and cause discoloration to home furnishings and wall surfaces.
Scientific evidence has also shown that first and second-hand exposure to tobacco smoke can lead to a wide range of both short-term and long-term health effects such as immediate asthma attacks, runny noses, coughing, wheezing, breathing difficulties, and even cancer and lung problems. Tobacco smoke also contains over 4000 chemicals know to be toxic or carcinogenic, including formaldehyde, benzene, vinyl chloride, arsenic, ammonia, and hydrogen cyanide.
Given smoke's molecular structure, removing it can be both difficult and costly. The only solution to eliminating tobacco smoke odors is to clean all surfaces, cover hard surfaces, neutralize odors, and, of course, getting rid of the source of the smoke itself.
How to Neutrolize Smoke Odors
One of the most effective ways to neutralize and eliminate smoke odors is to use an air purifier utilizing a refined blend of Activated Carbon in a filter with a large surface area. Activated carbon filters are often hailed as "miracle" filter media because they have the unique ability of removing offensive tastes, color, odors, chemicals, and VOCs by acting as a sponge, and many scientists believe that this is the result of the affinity that these pollutants have for carbon because of Van Der Waal forces. Activated Carbon is also the preferred method endorsed by the EPA to eliminate potentially dangerous chemicals from the air.
Smoke air purifiers with Activated Carbon are specially-designed to deal with tobacco smoke emitted from cigarettes and cigars, and often work similar to the filter on a cigarette. These are excellent choices for those who smoke inside the home, and also for restaurants, homes, bars, and public spaces. A smoking air purifier will both eliminate noxious and potentially hazardous smoke, and allow you to breathe clean, toxin-free air.