Rapid urbanization has forced us to huddle around in small, confined spaces, causing us to spend close to 75% of our time indoors. Confined rooms themselves breed pollutants in the form of tiny particulates. This contamination is further seeded by exposure to the outdoor air. As a result of this compounding effect research indicates that indoor air may be 5 times more polluted than outside air! (Source: EPA Study).

Exposure to pollutants in the form of tiny particles or gaseous substances can trigger allergies and common ailments that make us feel sick and unproductive. The common types of indoor pollutants are:

 Particulate Matter: Fine dust, Pollens, Pet Dander, Mold Spores, Smoke, Micro organisms, etc.

 VOC's (Volatile Organic Compounds): Propane, Butane, Methyl chloride, Formaldehyde, Toluene, Acetone, Ethanol, Pesticides, etc.

 Micro Organisms: Bacteria and Viruses

 Allergens: Pet skin flakes, Pollens, Mold Spores, Dust Mites and their excrement, etc.

 Gaseous Pollutants: Ozone, Formaldehyde, Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide, etc.

These pollutants are suspended in the air we breathe and enter our lungs causing respiratory disorders and other illnesses.  Particulate and gaseous pollutants are typically resident in common household belongings, for instance:

            Rugs or carpets, emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
            TVs, Computers, Plastic products emit Chemicals substances
            Human activity is responsible for Dust, dirt and smoke
            Aerosols and Sprays leave behind droplets and gaseous pollutants
            Stoves, chimneys produce Carbon Monoxide - combustion particles
            Furniture and pressed-wood products emit Carcinogens
            Doors and windows allow in multiple pollutants as the outside air is extremely polluted

This is why it is not enough to have an Air Purifier with only one Air Filter. You require an Air Purifier with multiple air filters designed specifically to combat different pollutants. The ideal air purifier should be able to clean the air of particulate, gaseous and biological pollutants.