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Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

Banish Stinky Odor With FreshAir!

If you’ve ever owned a Vollara FreshAir unit, then you know what kind of positive impact it can have on your home, your family and your overall wellness.

The FreshAir works by replicating a process that occurs in nature, which then destroys odors, eliminates smoke and reduces harmful contaminants ordinary cleaning can leave behind. So if you or someone in your family struggles with breathing difficulties, allergies or asthma, the FreshAir can be an invaluable asset to your home.

But consider this: there are a lot of great uses for your FreshAir unit that you may not have even thought about. One of the best ideas we’ve heard? Using the FreshAir to deodorize a stinky closet!

Does your daughter or son play sports, bringing home smelly, stained uniforms? Do you or your spouse keep that old pair of running shoes or hiking boots in your closet? What about hunting clothes? Did your recent trip to see Aunt Mary (who smokes) take a toll on your favorite coat?

Try this: use a FreshAir in your closet. Placing the unit inside of the offending closet and closing the door for a few hours will have an amazing effect on offensive odors. You’ll immediately notice a difference when you step back into that closet and take a deep breath. If it’s one item in particular (your kid’s basketball shoes, for example) you can place that item right in front of your FreshAir unit for even more odor removal.

From diaper pails to stinky pet beds to the kitchen the morning after you cooked halibut – the FreshAir works to destroy odors, not mask them with artificial scents and chemicals.

What are some of your favorite uses for your FreshAir unit?

 

What Space Certification Means For You

What Space Certification Means For You

Since its inception in March 1983, The Space Foundation has been doing exactly what it set out to do: “foster, develop and promote a greater understanding and awareness of the practical and theoretical utilization of space for the benefit of civilization and the fostering of a peaceful and prosperous world.”¹ It is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space, and is a global nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs, major industry events, and research.

 

Screen Shot 2015-07-23 at 4.51.58 PMThe Space Certification program is one major way The Space Foundation, in collaboration with NASA, helps improve public awareness and appreciation for the many practical benefits of space, space technologies, and how they improve life on Earth, ultimately making space more interesting and accessible to everyone. Products and services licensed to display the Space Certification seal are guaranteed to have stemmed from or been dramatically improved by technologies originally developed for space exploration or to have a significant impact on teaching people about the value of space utilization.²

 

Space technology touches and enhances practically every aspect of life on Earth. The fundamental research and development that makes it possible for us to explore the universe also makes our lives safer, more eco-friendly, more comfortable, and more productive. Over the last fifty years, much of what improves our lives, like healthcare, communications, travel, recreation, and entertainment, came to be what they are today thanks to technology originally developed for space exploration. Often referred to as “spinoffs”, there are literally thousands of products and services that incorporate space technology.

 

The list of technologies originally developed for space that affect our everyday lives is overwhelming: GPS, satellite TV and radio, cellular communications, advanced industrial lubricants, robotics, plastics, cordless tools, medical and chiropractic diagnostic equipment, ceramic hair straighteners, oil spill clean-up materials, radiant barrier insulation, temperature-regulating clothing, comfortable mattresses, nutrition supplements, water and air purification systems, and hundreds of other inventions including a long list of life-saving medical technologies.

 

Vollara’s ActivePure Technology is based on a variation of the technology originally developed for use on board the International Space Station. Recognized as exclusive Certified Space Technology by the Space Foundation in their category, Vollara’s ActivePure Technology can be found in

 

  • FreshAir
  • FreshAir Cube
  • FreshAir Mobile
  • LaundryPure
  • SafeHearth

 

These products combine the science of space with the power of nature to provide you with effective and proven environmental products.

 

 

Sources:

¹ http://www.spacefoundation.org/about/history

² http://www.spacefoundation.org/programs/space-certification

MRSA Outbreaks Call For Protection and Prevention

MRSA Outbreaks Call For Protection and Prevention

 

As a topic, new MRSA cases seem to remain front and center in the news – becoming more widespread within professional sports locker rooms, schools, hospitals and now in the safety of your own home. And while researchers have found a cure to kill MRSA cells, prevention really is the ideal preference. Why? Because MRSA infections are on the rise and worrisome to many doctors.

 

“We are no longer fighting just a germ. We are fighting a piece of DNA that moves easily from one bacteria in our intestine to another,” said Dr. Scott Stienecker, medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention and director of infectious disease services at Parkview Health in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.[1]

 

And Kim Lewis, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Director of Northeastern’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center, echoes Stienecker’s sentiments. He explains how the specialized class of cells within MRSA have evolved to survive. “Sur­vival is their only func­tion,” he said. “They don’t do any­thing else.”

 

Besides hygiene cautions one can take to eliminate the risk of contracting MRSA, there are also environmental safeguards that can be enacted, especially within the home.

 

Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 2 million people become infected with bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics each year in the United States, and at least 23,000 people die as a direct result of these infections.[2]

 

The CDC suggests that disinfectants are most likely to be effective against MRSA, and notes that “most will have a list of germs on the label that the product can destroy.” The CDC goes on to note that when disinfecting, it’s important to focus on surfaces that come into contact with bare skin. Doorknobs, faucets, athletic training benches and equipment, and light switches all fall into this category. [3]

 

There are products available that can continually treat the air and surfaces in your personal residence, which helps greatly reduce the chances of contamination.

 

 

 

 

Sources:

[1] http://www.fortwayne.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20140608/NEWS/320136418

[2] http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/

[3] http://www.cdc.gov/mrsa/community/enviroment/index.html