Over the years we have joined forces with many of the country’s leading organizations, working in research and also in situations where clean air has been critical.
FEMA and the American Red Cross
In 2000, the Austin Air HealthMate™ was tested alongside more than 100 other air purifiers, as part of US Government research at Battelle Laboratories, Aberdeen, MD. In tests, our Air Purifiers outperformed all other models, as they were the most effective at removing chemicals and VOC’s from the environment. Our Air Purifiers were then distributed to local residents of Anniston, Alabama, as the Government prepared to destroy its stockpile of chemical weapons.
Working with the US Government later led to our work with FEMA and the American Red Cross during some of America’s most challenging times, including 9-11, Hurricane Katrina; Hurricane Sandy and the 2015 SoCal gas leak in California.
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
Here at Austin Air, we have a long history of clinical trials. Our work with hospitals started in 2001, when we were selected by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the country’s number one children’s hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
The aim of the study was to measure how the Austin Air HealthMate could help to reduce children’s asthma symptoms and minimize visits to the ER. Over a twelve-month period, the children’s asthma improved and the number of visits to the emergency room was reduced dramatically.
The success of our first trial paved the way for others. In 2009 we started our work with the renowned Johns Hopkins University Hospital in Baltimore. This time to measure how effectively the Austin Air Bedroom Machine™ could reduce levels of Nitrogen Dioxide in homes with gas stoves. Again, results were impressive, NO2 levels dropped and air quality improved significantly.
Soon after our first trial with Johns Hopkins, we worked with the hospital again, this time to measure how using an Austin Air Bedroom Machine™ would improve indoor air quality for pregnant women or women with very young children, living with a smoker. Once again independent trials show that our units are extremely effective at removing PM2.5 from the home.
We went on to conduct a number of studies with Johns Hopkins and are still working with the hospital at the time of writing.
University of Washington
In 2015, we partnered with the University of Washington, where preliminary tests indicate our Air Purifiers can effectively remove ammonia. This was the start of a more in-depth trial, that will investigate further our ability to remove ammonia gases from the home.
Our latest project, with Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Boston, will examine how our Air Purifiers can improve air quality in schools and homes near to the airport in East Boston.
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