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Now That We’re All Thinking About Air Quality at Home, Let’s Talk About What We’re Breathing In

published Aug 29, 2023

If you want to feel really accomplished right now, here’s a fun fact: according to experts, we take about 22,000 breaths a day. Give yourself a pat on the back (or chest) for that accomplishment. 

That said, it’s obvious to everyone that we’ve recently had some major wake-up calls in terms of the quality of the air we breathe. Extreme events, such as the wildfires we’ve seen this summer, affected air quality for millions. But there’s more in the mix than that. Everyday impurities like fumes from cooking and even off-gassing of furniture put stuff in the air that’s better kept out of our lungs.

The good thing is that there’s a lot you can do to improve the air quality in your own space on an everyday basis.

You’ve likely heard of Molekule, the company behind the very chic Air Pro and Air Mini+. They’re both designed for everyday use based on the size of your space, and they’re delightfully portable. What’s really interesting about Molekule’s air purifiers is that, in addition to traditional HEPA filtration, they utilize something called photoelectrochemical oxidation (PECO).

PECO is a technology that uses free radicals to break down pollutants at a molecular level, including viruses, bacteria, mold, allergens, and chemicals. In essence, Molekule’s air filters capture anything a traditional HEPA filter would, and then PECO takes care of pollutants up to 1,000x smaller. The traditional HEPA filter captures 99.97 percent of pollutants, and PECO destroys the rest.

From mold spores, smoke, allergens, viruses, bacteria, and VOCs, the Molekule Air Pro and Air Mini are both equipped with HEPA filters and PECO technology to optimally improve air quality in your space. The Air Pro is designed to be used in spaces up to 1,000 sq. ft., while the Air Mini+ is designed for smaller areas of up to 250 sq. ft.—making it a perfect deskside companion or dorm-room solution. 

Molekule’s chic design, easy portability, and advanced technology are reasons enough to consider investing in the Air Pro or Air Mini+ to improve every breath you take (22K a day, if you’re counting). Make every one a clean one.