Wildfires continue to increase in frequency and severity, spreading across North America. Wildfire smoke exposes us all to harmful pollutants outside and inside the buildings we occupy. At every age, the harmful effects of wildfire smoke can impact our health and quality of life.
Armstrong’s STRATACLEAN IQ Air Filtration System uses proven MERV 13 filtration to clean the air by capturing airborne contaminants, allergens, and particulates to create cleaner, healthier air. Learn why you should and how you can improve the air you breathe.
Why Wildfire Smoke Is An INDOOR Problem
Wildfire smoke consists of gaseous pollutants (e.g., carbon monoxide), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), water vapor, and coarse & fine particle pollution. Particle pollution represents a main component of wildfire smoke and the principal public health threat.*
Fine particles are respiratory irritants, and exposure to high concentrations can cause persistent coughing, phlegm, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. Even in healthy people, exposure to fine particles can lead to reductions in lung function, and pulmonary inflammation.*
Individuals at greater risk of health effects from wildfire smoke include those with cardiovascular or respiratory disease, older adults, children under 18, pregnant women, and people who work outdoors.*
"My team’s own research shows impacts on cognitive performance from short term exposures [e.g. wildfires], and that’s in addition to what people experience in terms of eye irritation, trouble breathing, coughing, and headaches."
- Dr. Joseph G. Allen, DSc, MPH, CIH | Director, Harvard Healthy Buildings Program
Dr. Joe Allen was instrumental in the creation of the Clean Air in Buildings Challenge and is the leader of Harvard Healthy Buildings Program and 9 Foundations
Up To 35% More Effective Than Floor Unit**
- Powerful Filtration: Using MERV 13 filtration, STRATACLEAN IQ captures airborne contaminants, allergens, and particulates to create cleaner, healthier, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
- Quiet: STRATACLEAN IQ is quiet, so it won’t disrupt your team meeting or zoom call
- Easy Installation: STRATACLEAN IQ requires no HVAC integration. Simply hang, connect, and go!