Ikibox purifiers are able to destroy chemical pollutants such as chemical pollutants: volatile organic compounds, endocrine disruptors, formaldehydes, methane, radon…
These pollutants are harmful to health, which is why it is essential to get rid of them with our devices.
VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
VOCs, such as benzene and toluene, are toxic and can accumulate in the body, creating health risks: poisoning, cancers, pulmonary or cardiovascular diseases…
Most of them, from the chemical industry, have carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic effects for reproduction (CMR). We find them in all of our habitats, places of life and products of domestic everyday life, in particular volatile air fresheners, indoor air deodorants, paints, varnishes and glues.
They are chemicals, mostly artificial, foreign to our body and have deleterious effects on endocrine organs because they are difficult to biodegrade.
Endocrine disruptors also have CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic) effects. They are found everywhere: in cosmetics, cleaning products, pharmaceutical compositions, coatings, paints, glues, plastics, pesticides, fertilizers, etc. as well as in the water and air cycles.
Endocrine disruptors strengthen or inhibit the production of hormones, alter the functioning of the affected organ or the body as a whole, and may eventually completely block the endocrine system by saturation.
Their main effects are vital organ dysfunction, immunodeficiency, childhood obesity, stunting, decreased fertility, intrauterine mental retardation, malformations…
Formaldehydes are flammable organic compounds. They are toxic and irritating, causing respiratory problems ranging in severity from bearable to unsustainable.
Formaldehydes result from combustion and are emitted by building materials and household products. They can be found everywhere: paints, adhesives, varnishes, floor finishes, etc. They are also used to preserve organic matter (embalming), are present in the smoke of heating systems and especially in tobacco smoke.
Highly carcinogenic, it is an irritating gas that causes burning sensations in the eyes, nose and throat, causes severe respiratory problems and increases allergic sensitivity.
Ozone is formed by photochemical transformation of pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and VOCs (NOx and VOCs). It is produced by human activities such as transportation, industries, heating…
The health effects are mostly respiratory and cardiac. They are very harmful because ozone acts directly on cellular functions. Exposure to ozone causes irritation of the nose, throat, skin and eyes, resulting in headaches or breathing difficulties, and especially a decrease in the immune system. The most sensitive people are children, the elderly and asthmatics.
Carbon monoxide (CO)
Carbon monoxide is produced by incomplete combustion (transportation, industry, heating, burning wood, coal, gasoline, vehicles or small combustion engines, barbecues, tobacco smoke…).
The harms depend on the exposure time, because it is an asphyxiating gas that takes the place of oxygen in the blood:
– Low exposure: headache, fatigue, shortness of breath and impaired motor function;
– High or long-term exposure: dizziness, chest pain, fatigue, vision impairment and concentration difficulties;
Extreme exposure: convulsions, coma and possible death.
Nitrogen dioxide and sulphur oxide
They come mainly from activities related to transport, but also from combustion from industry or heating systems.
Health effects are primarily respiratory, such as irritation and inflammation of the bronchi or respiratory infections. They increase sensitivity to allergens in people with asthma.
Hydrogen sulphide and mercaptans
These foul gases are the result of industrial processes in the oil, steel and pulp and paper sectors.
Recognizable by the smell of rotten eggs, it is the result of the decomposition of organic matter in an anaerobic way (without O2). The largest sources of emissions are agricultural activities (livestock farming), natural gas exploitation and mining.
They are emitted by drainage (sewer) and wastewater treatment facilities. They are also naturally produced in marshes, bogs and swamps.
Low concentration: They generate an olfactory nuisance and can cause irritation to the eyes and mucous membranes.
In high concentration: these gases are lethal. They cause rapid loss of consciousness, sometimes convulsive coma, and respiratory and heart problems.
Methane is a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. It is the cause of the increase of infectious diseases (cholera, malaria…) and causes cardiovascular and pulmonary problems.
This odorless natural gas is radioactive. It comes from the natural disintegration of uranium in the ground but is also due to poor ventilation inside buildings. Radon exposure is estimated to be the second leading cause of lung cancer after smoking.
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