It is well documented that the powerful oxidisation effect of hydroxyl radicals removes common pollutants, malodours and common lung irritants such as ozone, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), formaldehyde and carbon monoxide.
BRE has undertaken extensive air quality testing of Airora’s technology. As part of these tests BRE qualified and quantified the test chamber air prior to, as well as during and after testing, in order to ascertain exactly the air emissions created by the Airora technology versus the background air.
These tests confirmed that Airora’s technology breaks down ozone, reduces VOC and carbon monoxide concentrations and does not lead to an unsafe level or accumulation of formaldehyde; indeed, formaldehyde is broken down and reduced over time.
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