Indoor air pollution can be just as harmful as outdoor air pollution, especially when your house has poor ventilation. Restricted air flow can lead to the accumulation of harmful pollutants, chemicals, and gases. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are chemicals that evaporate at room temperature and cause eye, nose, and throat irritation and can cause damage to the kidney, liver, and central nervous system. VOCs are emitted by common household items such as paints, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, and building materials, and they are released during use or while stored.
A great way to control harmful gases and chemicals from polluting your environment is a carbon air purifier filter. Carbon filters contain "activated" charcoal, which means it has been treated with oxygen. This opens up tiny pores in the carbon that trap odors and gases like VOCs. Highly efficient carbon filters come with carbon pre-filters that are made with larger pores to trap larger contaminates such as dust, pet dander, and dirt. This prevents the carbon filter from becoming clogged with larger particles, allowing the smaller pores to trap gases and odors. Because the particles are trapped within the filter, the filter must be changed periodically for optimum performance.
This Day and Night carbon air purifier pre-filter (model P102-1856) fits Day and Night air purifier models P102-14B, P102-20, P102-MF14B, and P102-MF20. It comes in a special 3 pack of replacement pre-filters and should be replaced every 3 months, or more often when necessary. This keeps your air free of dust and dander and keeps your filter working smoothly so you never have to worry about harmful gases and smelly odors!