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Latest revision as of 09:24, 2 February 2010

Introduced in 2005 Atmosphere is a brand of air purifier available through Quixtar in the United States and Canada and Amway in Australia, New Zealand, Hong kong, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Thailand . It is claimed to "effectively eliminate up to 99.99% of the contaminant particles that pass through it, down to .01 microns."[1]. This claim has been verified under the AHAM AC-1 air cleaner performance standard.[2]

The filter includes a washable pre-filter, a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, which must be replaced every 1 to 3 years, and a replaceable activated carbon filter with a lifespan of 4 months to 1 year.

An Atmosphere air filter, as well as an eSpring water purifier, were donated by Quixtar for an episode of ABC's Extreme Home Makeover.[3]

In February 2009, Atmosphere became the first product certified as "Asthma & Allergy Friendly" by a Certification Program administered by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) in partnership with the international research organization, Allergy Standards Limited (ASL)[4]

Contaminants Reduced

Allergen

Dust mite antigens
Der pl & Der fl
Silkworm fragments
Cat allergens
Cockroach allergens
Dog allergens
Latex

Bacteria

Bacillus subtilis spores
Staphylococcus epidermidis
Chlamydia psittaci
Corynebacterium diphtheriae
Francisella tularensis
Haemophilus influenzae
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Legionella pneumophila
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Bordetella pertussis
Streptococcus pneumoniae

Fungal Spores

Cladosporium sphaerospermum
Corn smut
Penicillium chrysogenum
Absidia
Acremonium
Alternaria alternata
Aspergillus
Exophiala
Histoplasma capsulatum
Mucor plumbeus
Paecilomyces variotii
Pneumocystis carinii
Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Stachybotrys chartarum

Virus

Coliphage MS2
Adenovirus
Coronavirus (SARS)
Coxsackievirus
Hantaan virus
Influenza A virus
Measles virus
Mumps virus
Parvovirus B19
Reovirus
Respiratory Syncytial Virus
Rhinovirus
Rubella virus
Varicella-zoster virus
Variola (Smallpox)

Pollen

Arizona cypress
Bald cypress
Desert ragweed
False ragweed
Giant ragweed
Italian cypress
Japanese cedar
Mugwort
Orchard grass
Paper mulberry
Ragweed
Short ragweed
Slender ragweed
Arizona cedar
Birch
Cedar
Cypress
Dandelion
Elm
Goldenrod
Grass
Hazelnut
Hickory
Liquidambar (gum tree)
Mulberry
Nettles
Rhodoturula
Pollen fragments

Miscellaneous

Formaldehyde
Radon decay products
Dioxins
Asbestos
Smoke
Dust

References

  1. Atmosphere Brochure
  2. Air Cleaners – Portable - CADR (ANSI/AHAM AC-1-2006)
  3. Quixtar - Extreme Home Makeover: The Thomas Family
  4. Amway's Atmosphere Becomes The First Air Cleaner Certified Asthma and Allergy friendly