Vog is a common word term and type of air pollution in Hawaii meaning volcanic and smog! Vog is a corrosive gaseous mixture of sulfur, oxygen and moisture becomes a cocktail of dense smoggy sulphuric acid as it is carried to the surrounding islands to choke and cause allergy, asthma, COPD and other lung problems to thousands of people visiting and living on the Hawaiian Islands. Symptoms include headaches, sore throat, watery eyes, general weakness and feelings of having the flu. When the Vog is really active many people retreat indoors where they can get relief from utilizing high quality HEPA air cleaners and HEPA air purifiers. The Vog has been spewing from the Kilauea volcano continuously since 1983 and it can totally envelop areas on the different islands where the trade winds carry it and so far the Vog has shown no sign of stopping. During recent years sales of HEPA air cleaners and HEPA air purifiers have been increasing from people in Hawaii that are suffering from the ill affects of Vog.
When choosing a proper air cleaner or air purifier to remove Vog smoke and gasses from the indoor air environment it is very important to choose a unit that includes a HEPA air filter and pounds of activated carbon/zeolite blend to remove both the particulates and the acidic gasses in the Vog. It is vey important to choose a units(s) that are 100 percent sealed around the HEPA filter and the enclosure case of the HEPA air cleaner or HEPA air purifier itself. Most of the air-cleaning units on the market are low quality and made in China. These Chinese made units have a very low air exchange rate per hour even in very small rooms; they contain very little activated carbon to absorb gasses and odors. The inexpensive low quality Chinese made air cleaner units on the market are not properly sealed allowing a good amount of Vog air pollution to leak back into the indoor air environment to breath again.
Of all the HEPA air cleaners and HEPA air purifier units on the market to remove Vog from the indoor air environment we have found that the EZ Air HEPA air cleaners and the TRACS HEPA air purifiers to be the best. Both of these units are MADE IN THE USA by the same factory. Both units are sealed so well, they will pass a zero laser particle test at an efficiency rating of 99.99 percent down to .3 microns in particle size. Both the EZ Air and the TRACS air-cleaning units have powerful four speed motors and are extremely quiet. They will clean an open room up to 1000 square feet and they will produce approximately 12 air exchanges per hour in an average sized bedroom. Filter replacement costs are very reasonable for both units and they will provide many years of quality service in keeping your home or office clear of Vog and many other airborne allergens. The difference between the EZ Air and the TRACS is the TRACS HEPA air purifier also has the important ability to kill and control viruses, bacteria and mold spores in the indoor air of your home or office with its NON ozone producing ultraviolet (UV) light system that is aimed into the intake side of the TRACS HEPA filter! Most people will purchase at least two units when cleaning the air in the home. One for the bedroom(s) and one for the family room where the family spends the most time when indoors.
It is our hope and desire that this report on Volcanic Vog and how to clear this nasty type of air pollution from your home and office has been helpful to you! For more information on the EZ Air HEPA air cleaner, the TRACS HEPA air purifier and other quality allergy and asthma control products, please see the website at https://www.aircleaners.com Or for a FREE telephone Indoor air quality consultation call Barry Cohen the owner of the company at Toll Free 1-888-578-7324.