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Experimental Apartment in Beijing Achieves 99% Purity of Indoor Air
Date:8/16/2008

certified to filter down to 0.003 microns, smaller than a virus, and more than 1,000 times smaller than the average particle size that is measured in PM 10 air pollution ratings.

"We're air quality geeks," says Sullivan. "We had to keep our project with athletes top secret for more than a year, but now that the games have begun we can finally talk about it. In all of the excitement of the competitions and people winning medals, we didn't want to lose focus that what we are really about is creating healthy homes. There are hundreds of millions of people around the world with severe allergies, asthma, other respiratory conditions and environmental sensitivities. We are introducing to the world an innovative new kind of air cleaning technology that comprehensively removes indoor airborne irritants like dust, mold, pollen, diesel soot, allergens, even bacteria and viruses at a level never before previously possible in homes. Clean Air Apartment gives us the opportunity to show people that this technology isn't just for helping athletes win medals -- it's for improving your health and your families health in your home."

Hammes and Sullivan are inviting doctors and scientists to come and visit them at Clean Air Apartment in Beijing so that they can demonstrate how they have created such a healthy indoor environment. They are also blogging their activities and giving daily indoor and outdoor air quality readings to show their progress on CleanAirApartment.com.

"We are data logging outdoor and indoor levels of airborne particles in terms of PM 10, PM 2.5, and PC 0.3," says Hammes. "Most of the government agencies have been reporting PM 10 levels in Beijing, but we think that is outdated. PM 2.5 is a better and PC 0.3 is the best base measure of particulate air pollution. Most particles in PM 10 are relatively large particles so to speak, sort of the 'rocks' in the air, but it is the submicron particles that are actually most dangerous to people. These
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