Do you know what’s in the air you breathe?
Air enters your body through the nose and mouth. It then flows down the airway into your lungs. Once it’s in your lungs, oxygen from the inhaled air is transferred into your bloodstream and carbon dioxide (waste gas produced by the body) is eliminated from the bloodstream into the air that will be exhaled. Blood cells then carry the oxygen to your organs.
However, contaminants in the air also make their way inside your body and reach your lungs. Some even enter your bloodstream and reach your organs. Based on their nature and size, different contaminants may have different effects on your body.
Airborne particles, also known as particulate matter (PM), are very small particles of solid or liquid matter that can stay suspended in the air and be transported by the wind. PM is generated from a wide variety of sources, each of which has a unique signature of composition and size.
Some particles are large enough, or in high enough concentration, to be seen with the naked eye, while others are too small to be detected without a microscope.
Particles sized 2.5 micrometers (0.0025 millimeters) or less (PM2.5) have received the greatest attention from scientists and government agencies due to their ability to enter the smallest parts of the lungs and therefore pose serious threats to human health.
While some gases like oxygen are harmless, others can have serious consequences on our health and well-being. Both natural gases and gases originating from human activities can have toxic effects on the human body.
Additionally, some complex chemicals, used in many everyday life products, can emit gases called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). This happens in a process referred to as chemical off-gassing. These gases can diffuse in the air and have detrimental effects on your body.
Carbon Monoxide (CO), produced during combustion, can replace oxygen within the blood cells and can therefore have a wide range of adverse health effects depending on the severity of exposure. Lower concentrations can cause fatigue and impaired vision whereas higher concentrations can cause dizziness, nausea, and even death.
Exposure to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a byproduct of combustion, can cause irritation of the nose, throat, and respiratory tract. It can also cause respiratory problems such as pulmonary edema or bronchitis, both of which inhibit breathing and trigger fatal complications.
Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas, notorious for its capacity to cause lung cancer when consumed or inhaled. It is the number one cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.
When sprayed, pesticides can evaporate and contaminate the air. These chemicals can cause irritation of the eyes, nose and throat while also damaging the central nervous system and kidneys.
Ozone is a naturally-occurring gas present in the atmosphere, in high concentrations ozone can lead to cough and sore throat, chest pain and shortness of breath, reduced lung function, and inflammation of lung tissue.
Formaldehyde, commonly used in cleaning products, building materials and furniture, can diffuse in the air. When inhaled it can irritate the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. Long-term exposure can also cause cancer.
Scientific research has shown that poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) has detrimental effects on our health and well-being. With this knowledge comes the responsibility to take control of the air in your home.
Designed to help optimize indoor environmental conditions, our wellness intelligence network uses our advanced algorithms and machine learning methods to monitor and improve indoor air quality.
Event occurs that causes an increase in pollutants
IAQ sensors detect spike and data is transmitted over WiFi to Darwin Hub
Aggregates IAQ data and sends commands to the automation system to remediate IAQ concern through Darwin’s proprietary algorithm
Receives command from Darwin Hub to remediate issue
Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real EstateTM, has designed an intelligent dynamic ecosystem that filters out the pollutants in your air and helps you maintain “good air quality” through real-time air monitoring
Our air filtration systems keep allergens at bay by filtering out the particles from the outdoor air, to give you fresh and clean air inside your home.
Bad smells can affect your mood, thoughts, behaviors, and dreams. It could leave you uncharacteristically grumpy and irritable. Eliminating unwanted odors can improve your mood, reduce stress, lower your heart rate and improve your well-being.
Air Purification by Delos helps remove toxins and pathogens that can be prevalent in materials and furnishings that can cause both short and long-term health impacts.