A Personal Air Filtration System is a portable personal air filtration device that can be worn on the head, neck or the whole body. This is not like a breathing mask that keeps the pollutants out of your lungs but also keeps out other impurities. It cleans the air of air borne germs, bacteria, viruses and airborne pollutants such as pollen, dust, mold, mildew and others. It reduces or eliminates most allergens found in the air. Scientifically proven to kill 99.7% of airborne contaminants.
It is important for individuals to understand what personal air filtration devices do to help them. A Personal Air Filtration Device (PAF) is used in residential, commercial and industrial settings. These are also called activated carbon filters. They work by trapping impure particles and keeping them out of the air you breathe. Inhaled particles are trapped and removed from the lungs. With continuous use, the particles eventually become charcoal-like in consistency and are filtered out from the air.
The most common type of PAF is disposable masks. The masks come in a variety of styles and can be easily attached to the user's face with the aid of Velcro or other fasteners. The air passageway through the device is closed and the user's breathe peacefully. The most basic, light weight, and easily stored personal air filtration device that can be worn on the head are the particulate matter flow mask. The particulate matter flow mask functions by allowing a continuous stream of air to pass through the mask. It allows the air to get rid of particles that may cause symptoms to occur, if present in the air.
Another type of air filtration mask is called the N95 or National dust control Device. This type of mask works by using a fan-assisted filter to blow air over the user's nose and mouth. Like the disposable masks, the air flowing through the N95 filter gets rid of particles that may cause breathing difficulties.
If a person has an allergy to dust, pollen, mold, or pet dander, an air purifying or NFS device may be an appropriate personal air filtration system for him or her. Air purifying systems are designed to remove the allergens from the air that you breathe. There are many different types of air-purifying devices and systems on the market today. The most common type used by consumers is the HEPA air purifiers. A high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter will trap more than 99% of the pollutants that are in the air.
Personal air filtration systems can range from very simple and inexpensive to more complex and expensive. Some of the more complicated filtration systems include an ionizer that will trap microorganisms and other larger particles in the air, a charcoal filter, a dust collector, and a humidifier. Some air filtration systems will use several of these components. Before purchasing an air filtration system, a consumer should check with a physician or other medical professional to ensure that the filtration system will not aggravate a medical condition.