How Schools Benefit from Clean Air in Elementary Classrooms

Purifan BlogHow Schools Benefit from Clean Air in Elementary Classrooms Back to the Blog According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), more than half the schools in the United States have poor indoor air quality. Older buildings can have hidden mold issues, and even the air in newer schools can have more allergens, pet dander and other particulates than the air outside. This can have a negative impact on students’ performance on daily work and standardized tests, and affect the health of everyone in the building. Teachers, administrators and school boards who want to boost student test scores should consider improving the indoor air quality of their elementary schools. The Solution: Purifan Air Filters Purifan is a powerful, ceiling-mounted air filter that quietly cleans the air 40 times every hour. Schools who have installed them have seen the air particles in classrooms reduced by as much as 100%! Learn more about how Purifans work, or shop online for classroom bundles. Improved Student Attendance Schools that have improved their indoor air quality have seen the average number of student sick days reduced by as much as 11 per year. With fewer irritants and allergens in the air, fewer children were missing school for respiratory issues, allergies, and asthma. Fewer Medications for Students Reducing allergens and particulates in the air also reduced the need for students to use rescue inhalers and daily allergy medicines at school. These medications can be expensive for parents, a liability for schools, and make it difficult for children to concentrate in class. One nurse’s office actually recorded a 70% drop in inhaler use in the first...

Purifans Can Be a Great Office Wellness Program

Purifan BlogPurifans Can Be a Great Office Wellness Program Back to the Blog Many business owners took great pride in finding and offering their employees the best health insurance options for their families. Those days are gone, as changes in the health insurance programs has forced even the best companies to offer employees plans that have high deductibles and co-pays. This means the out-of-pocket health related costs of caring for their family forces employees to spend much more of their own after-tax take home pay on health costs. This can have a devistating impact on the employees family budget, put extra stress on the employee, and make them consider finding another job, or even adding a second job. What can a good company do to help their employees lower their out of pocket health cost spending? One answer is to fund new Wellness Programs, where the comany can invest in things that can improve the daily health, reduce the incidences of sickness and make the employee and their family healthier. In the past these have included subsidized gym memberships, smoking cessation programs, diet and weight loss classes. The problem is that very few of these expensive wellness programs really impact very many of the employees. Primarily because these programs require the employee to make a commitment of time, and change their behaviors. Placing Purifans in office areas my be the best employee wellness program for these eight important reasons. 1. On day one, 100% of the employees in the office participate and benefit. 2. This program focuses on avoiding the most common causes of missed work days. 3. Reducing...

An Effective Way to Save on Allergy and Asthma Medicines

Purifan BlogAn Effective Way to Save on Allergy and Asthma Medicines Back to the Blog Can any family afford the rapidly rising cost of asthma and allergy medications? Some inhalers that only cost $15 a few years ago are now more than $150 each. Generally, more than one medicine is used to manage asthma and treat sudden attacks. And since allergens can cause worse symptoms, many patients take expensive allergy medicines, too. Stop Taking Unnecessary Risks According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma costs in the U.S. add up to more than $56 billion per year and causes more than 3,000 deaths annually. Despite the risk, many patients are choosing to take their asthma medicines less frequently or not at all in order to save money. This results in expensive hospital visits that could have been avoided. Reduce the Need for Allergy and Asthma Medications Asthma symptoms are aggravated by irritating dust, pollen, pet dander, mold and other particulates. If you could eliminate or reduce your exposure to these triggers, you would logically be able to decrease the use of your allergy and asthma medicines. Obviously, the air outside is full of these irritants, but they also lurk in every corner of a home, school or office. That’s why the Environmental Protection Agency has repeatedly stated that Indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air. So, staying indoors doesn’t really help avoid asthma and allergy triggers. Unless you can effectively filter out odors and irritants. Purifan air purifiers have a 5-stage filtration system that includes charcoal and HEPA filters. It’s been proven to trap particles that are...

Get Rid of the Pet Odors, Not the Pets

Purifan BlogGet Rid of the Pet Odors, Not the Pets Back to the Blog We all love our furry, feathered and scaled friends, but everyone can probably agree that we could do without our pets’ smelly cages and litter boxes. Not only are they frustrating and embarrassing, breathing these pet odors can be bad for your health. Covering the smell with sprays or air fragrances only adds more unhealthy chemicals to the air, so how can a pet parent enjoy a healthy, odor-free home? Improve your Home’s Air Quality with a Purifan Since caged pets are often kept in a main living area or bedroom, their odors and feathers can create a frustrating, embarrassing situation. Pets like cats and dogs that roam freely through the house spread pet dander wherever they go, which can irritate allergies and asthma. And cat litter boxes seem to emit odors no matter how often you scoop, or how much you spend on the latest and greatest litter. Installing a Purifan can capture these airborne particulates and odors and remove them from the air in your home. Purifan air purifiers have a patented five-layer filter media, including three layers of activated charcoal. This filtration system absorbs unhealthy and undesirable odors, including pet urine and feces smells, as well as volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). Purifans can also suck up bird feathers and molting materials, pet hair and decaying skin cells and tissues that are floating around unseen in a room. The result is a cleaner-smelling room, less dust and healthier air quality. The best part? You can easily convert your existing ceiling fan into a...