Room and Whole-House Air Purifiers
The Blunt Truth about Marijuana and Air Quality
The negative impact of second-hand tobacco smoke is well documented. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco smoke contains more than 7,000 chemicals. Hundreds of those chemicals are toxic and 70 are linked to cancer. Each year in the United States 34,000 nonsmokers suffer from premature death from heart disease attributed to second-hand smoke.
Results of a recent study by the University of California, San Francisco, suggest that secondhand marijuana smoke can do as much damage to the heart and blood vessels as secondhand tobacco smoke The researchers found that laboratory rats experienced a 70% reduction in blood vessel function after being exposed to a large amount of marijuana smoke for 30 minutes. This finding is similar to results found with breathing second-hand cigarette smoke.
Another study reported in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that nonsmokers who spent an hour in an unventilated room full of marijuana smoke had "detectable amounts of THC (pot's active ingredient) in their blood and urine samples afterwards, in some cases enough to test positive for workplace or commercial drug testing programs."
Whether the concern is reducing the clinical effects found in second-hand smoke or simply minimizing the odors associated with cigarette or cannabis smoke, a good air purifier can address both issues. In order to effectively remove marijuana odors, chemicals, and particulates from the air, it is critical that the air purifier be built specifically for this purpose.
We have been recommending Airpura air purifiers for cigarette and cigar smoke for several years. Unlike typical air purifiers, these have significant amounts of specialized carbon to grab the offending vapors and also utilize the TarBarrier prefilter to trap the sticky molecules before they are able to coat the carbon, thus rendering it ineffective. The same features that work so well against tobacco smoke work equally well for marijuana smoke and odors associated with growing cannabis plants.
determining the best model for your specific situation.
Best Choices of Air Purifiers for Marijuana Smoke and GrowingWith the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in many U.S. states and now in Canada, we are receiving more inquiries regarding the best choice of air purifier specifically for cannabis smoke. We also get calls from growers and marijuana dispensaries.
To help you choose the air purifier that will provide the best results relative to air quality issues arising from marijuana smoke, growing, and storage, listed below are our recommendations for superior air filtration and chemical abatement technology.
Recommendation for Odor Control
Recommendation for Chemical Abatement
Recommendation for Mold Conrol
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