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NASA Technology Brings Down Asthma, Allergies

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Ten-year-old Chandler from Arizona is a gifted musician whose fingers fly like feathers as they create mellifluous music on the piano. He also wants to play a flute. But his lungs won't let him. He nearly fainted when he tried it once.

"His [Chandler's] asthma controls his life. He misses out on a lot of things other children his age are able to do. The older he gets, the worse it is," his mother says. Many a time, she cannot afford medical treatment for her sprightly son.

Chandler is among 7 million children -- and 25 million Americans in all -- who live with asthma. But here's the good news: A revolutionary new home and office environmental system, based on a variation of technology originally developed for NASA, is now seeking to solve indoor air pollution-related health problems and improve quality of life around the country, especially for those suffering from asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), allergies and compromised immune systems.

The technology in Air Scrubber Plus, which was installed in the International Space Station, underwent testing at Kansas State University to determine its efficacy in eliminating staph, MRSA, E. coli, anthrax, strep, black mold and other serious indoor air quality concerns.

Scientific peer-reviewed studies have determined that the technology weeds out 99% of surface bacteria and reduces airborne viruses, molds and germs by up to 90%.

The sophisticated ActivePureTM system sanitizes the air and indoor surfaces, changing the lives of people who had suffered from respiratory problems for many years. 

Mario Plascencia of Dallas recently purchased the NASA-inspired air cleaner. The entrepreneur's wife suffered from indoor allergies that have stopped since the installation. "I could notice a difference in the air quality in just two weeks," Mario said. "This technology is designed to kill bacteria, not just mask it."

The air purification mechanism at play is an Advanced Oxidation Process, which involves radiating a combination of germicidal UV light, oxygen and water molecules. These react together and pass through a honeycomb cell coated with titanium dioxide and other rare metals.

The oxidation produces superoxide ions, hydroxyls and hydrogen peroxide, which purify the air and clean indoor surfaces. Air Scrubber Plus manufacturers say that the oxygen and hydrogen molecules that arise from this catalytic process replicate the power of nature.

The Environmental Protection Agency has ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental hazards in the U.S., since tests have determined that it is two to five times worse than the most unclean clouds of outside air.

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