Many people struggle to understand how to get rid of VOC gases, but hydroxyl radicals have been proven to decompose VOCs in the Odorox/Pyure machine itself as well as throughout the treatment space. This has been documented for more than 25 years. Hydroxyl radicals are able to decompose VOCs using a complex series of steps that results in the loss of carbon atoms, forming carbon dioxide. The maker of Odorox/Pyure technology, describes it as being a cascading effect that allows future generations of oxidants to dissociate and decompose VOCs. This occurs because oxygen is introduced into the carbon chains, making it possible to eradicate VOC in your space. Many VOCs are emitted as a gas from liquids and solids, and can include multiple chemicals that may adversely affect your health. It is normal for there to be higher concentrations of VOCs inside rather than outside since they are emitted by thousands of products. Organic chemicals are often present in products like varnishes, wax, and paints, as well as products used for disinfecting, cleaning, and degreasing. Even fuel is
made of up organic chemicals, and they can be released while in use or in storage. The EPA released a study that showed that around twelve common organic pollutants are found in up to five times higher concentration inside a home than outside, no matter where the home is located. This study showed that people using products that have these organic chemicals in them put themselves and others at risk of high pollutant levels, and the VOCs can remain in the air even when the activity is finished, making it important to understand how to stop VOC. Where Do VOCs Come from? There are many household products that can produce VOCs, so it’s important that you understand the risk that you undertake when you use them. Products such asaerosol sprays, wood preservatives, paint, solvents, paint trippers, air fresheners, moth repellents, fuel, and even dry-cleaned clothing and pesticides can all release VOCs into your home.
There are additional products to be careful of, including carbonless copy paper, building materials, office equipment, correction fluid, adhesives, permanent markers, and even glue. How VOCs Can Affect Your Health There are a lot of negative health effects from VOCs, including liver and kidney damage, headaches, and nausea. Other symptoms include discomfort in the throat and nose, skin reactions, dizziness, and fatigue. There are some VOCs that have no known health effects, while others are highly toxic. The time spent exposed to VOCs as well as the number of VOCs that are in your environment will play a huge role in the health problems you may experience. Be on the lookout for the following symptoms: Respiratory and eye irritation Memory impairment Dizziness Visual disorders VOCs in Homes Homes generally have between two and five times more VOCs than are found outside. Certain activities, like stripping paint, can increase this to up to 1,000 times more VOCs.
Ways to Reduce Exposure: Increase ventilation when using VOC-emitting products Heed label precautions Don’t store opened containers inside Remove sources of VOCs Reduce exposure by applying a sealant on exposed surfaces of furniture Rely on integrated pest management techniques Follow manufacturers’ directions Allow fresh air into your home Keep products out of reach of pets and children Don’t mix products Throw away excess product that won’t be used Follow Instructions and Dispose of Excess Product Carefully To reduce Volatile Organic Compounds' impact on indoor air quality, make sure that you follow the label instructions and rid your home of excess products in a safe matter. You may have to take the products to a toxic collection program, and not just throw it away in your household trash. Buy Smaller Amounts Try to only buy the amount of products containing VOCs that you are going to use. Reduce Emission Exposure Try to reduce your time spent around products that contain methylene, as it can cause cancer in animals and mimic symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure. These products include adhesive removers, spray paints, and paint strippers. Also reduce your exposure to benzene, which is a known human carcinogen and found in paint, fuel, and tobacco smoke. Reduce Exposure to Perchloroethylene Emissions Your dry cleaned clothes can emit perchloroethylene, which is known to cause cancer in animals. Don’t accept dry cleaned clothes that have a strong odor, and if you continue to have a problem with strong odors, find a new dry cleaner.
On March 22, I received a phone call from the President and chief mechanic at Infinity Air in Nashua, NH. They explained to me that they had a large fire in one of their airplane hangars. The fire had destroyed one airplane and the intense smoke and soot had penetrated a brand new Mooney Acclaim Type S aircraft. The owner of the smoke damaged Mooney who had stored his airplane in the hangar was beside himself and insistent on having the carpets, interior liners, leather seats, and flight instruments completely removed and rebuilt back to the original condition because he felt the smoke odors and residue would never fully be gone from his prized airplane (estimated cost was $25,000.00).
After several conversations with the demanding plane owner the airport personnel had calmed him down enough to agree to try and clean the aircraft before just 'gutting' it. They had called two cleaning companies before calling Allpro. Both companies stated they could clean the aircraft and rid the plane of odor. Their estimates to restore the aircraft were significantly higher.
When Infinity air had called me and told me all this information I had only one question for them 'How do the two other companies plan to attack the smoke odor inside the aircraft?'
The chief mechanic told me 'They plan on thoroughly cleaning the aircraft by hand then installing an ozone machine inside the cabin to eradicate and residual odors.' As you know ozone has been known to deteriorate plastics and rubber.
I was very adamant with the staff at infinity air NOT to let anyone deodorize an airplane with ozone. The last thing they need is an airplane with compromised rubber seals, fittings and gaskets.
They were so pleased that they called me because it was not explained to them by the other cleaning companies that ozone could affect the aircraft. They asked me how I would restore the airplane and I told them I would use soot sponges and neutral cleaners for the cleaning and then explained the Hydroxyl technology to them. They were amazed that this technology exist and were very impressed with my knowledge on how to properly clean an airplane. I told them I could completely restore the aircraft back to original condition for a fraction of the interior replacement cost and would guarantee the distraught owner of the plane would have no evidence of anything ever happening to his airplane.
Needless to say I was hired and 100% successful. Three days after the job was completed I called Infinity Air to get an update on the job. They couldn't say enough nice things about what we had accomplished and were even more amazed that the airplane had no evidence of soot or odor other than the 'new car' smell it had before the fire. The XL 3 and Boss systems are amazing and our number one tool now on all odor related jobs we do.
I have gotten nothing but rave reviews from adjusters who want to implement the Hydroxyl system on more restoration jobs.
Allpro Restoration Services
1352 Saratoga Ave. Gansevoort, NY 12831
Phone: 518-793-5311 . Fax: (518) 793-2499
No More Coughing!! 5/25/2021
Every year, I get a "cough," which ranges from somewhat annoying to almost incapacitating and lasts for three weeks to 4 months!. At its best, the persistent cough is annoying to me and those around me and, at worst, has me moments from passing out from coughing so hard and so long. I keep the Hydroxyly Processors running 24 x 7, and they are quiet and unobtrusive. Over the years, I have visited no less than 13 different doctors, from General Practitioners to Pulmanlogists to Cough Specialists at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx. Nobody nor anything had alleviated the cough. I have tried multiple in-office and home therapies, a myriad of various drugs, breathing exercises, and more.
Just less than two years ago, after reading about Hydroxyl processors and their health benefits, I obtained two MySpace room Hydroxyly Processors/Air purifiers and began using the Pyure MySpace Hydroxyly processor machines, both in my office and at home. I am incredibly thrilled to say unequivocally that I have not coughed in just shy of two years! A secondary benefit cropped up. I used the OdoroxAir machine to destroy viruses, molds, bacteria but then found out that it also destroys COVID; wow!. The devices are small enough to pack in a suitcase or through in the car, and I have taken the MySpace to Florida (twice), using it in hotel rooms and a week in an Airbnb.
This MyaSpace machine and OdoroxAir have both been godsends, protecting my family and me from COVID and alleviating a close to 10 year-long mystery of chronic coughing. In addition, my wife gets Bronchitis often; she also has a recurring history of Bronchitis; she also has had no coughing, and of course, COVID free even before we had the vaccine.
We are building a new home, and we intend to incorporate an Odorox®/Pyure IDU™ Model into the HVAC system in the house. Worth every cent for not only wellness, but peace of mind: that our home will be free of everything from VOCs to Mold, bacteria, MRSA, COVID, smells, viruses, and more.
I can say that I Highly recommend both OdoroxAir and Pyure Hydroxyl processors.
David Josephson, CEO
37 Wall Street
New York, NY 110005
Odorox hydroxyl technology destroys 99.9% of germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, voc's and viruses in the air and on porous and non-porous surfaces which can cause illness and infections. MDU/RX FDA approved and safe to use in spaces occupied by people, pets, and plants.