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An Air Purifier That is Earth-Conscious

Posted by Ashley on December 23rd, 2008

Alen Paralda Air PurifierLet’s see. Reusable shopping bags? Check. Compact fluorescent light bulbs? Got ‘em. Compost bin? Yup. Low-flow showerhead? Check. Hybrid car? I’m working on it. An environmentally friendly air purifier? Wait, is that even available? It is now.

The Alen Paralda HEPA Air Purifier is the first and only certified green air cleaner available in the U.S. Taking its name from the ancient elemental king of air, the Paralda helps you stay healthy by filtering out almost 100% of harmful allergens and particles using a HEPA filter. At the same time, the Energy Star-qualified unit helps you reduce your carbon footprint and save money on monthly power bills by using less energy than a standard 60-watt light bulb.

Among its eco-friendly design features, the tower-style Paralda is RoHS-compliant. The Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, often nicknamed the “lead-free directive,” restricts the use of certain environmentally hazardous materials in the manufacturing of electronic and electrical equipment. These materials, which can also be harmful to a person’s health, include lead, mercury, cadmium (used in batteries), hexavalent chromium (used in stainless steel production), and various flame retardants for plastics. None of these substances are used in the Paralda’s components. This Alen unit is also considered ozone-safe, meaning that it will not emit unhealthy levels of ozone as a byproduct, which can cause serious respiratory illnesses and breathing difficulties.

For extra air-cleaning action, the Paralda uses an internal UV bulb to kill viruses, bacteria, and other disease-causing pathogens while the air is being filtered. The unit’s filtration capability is harnessed by user-friendly controls like a programmable clock, a self-closing cover, 4 selectable fan speeds, and a light-touch activation control panel. For those with an eye for aesthetics, the Paralda has an attractive tower design with a translucent outer core accented by an earthy, bamboo green interior. Its color and small footprint helps it fit superbly into almost anyone’s décor. Overall, Alen’s Paralda is the ideal combination of air-cleaning power, cost-savings, eco-awareness, and style.

I may just have to add it to my arsenal of green living.

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