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Sanuvox - How one company is helping to solve sick building syndrome

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National #14



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Our next story is one that should make you think as much about indoor air pollution as you do about air quality outdoors. Mark, did you know that each year, thousands of people become ill from the indoor air they breathe at work and at home? Some recent Environmental Protection Agency studies indicate that indoor levels of pollutants may be up to 100 times higher than outdoor levels.



And this is of particular concern because most people spend about 90 percent of their time indoors. Many homes have filters to remove these particles, but some harmful pollutants still pass through these filters like sand through a tennis racket. Our next Spotlight is on a company that is leading the way in addressing this problem.



Yes Mark, this company called Sanuvox has designed a proprietary system that is able to irradiate biological contaminants such as allergens, mold, bacteria, viruses and chemicals such as cigarette smoke, formaldehyde, and Volatile Organic Compounds. Ana Garcia has more on this story.