Many residential and commercial HVAC systems and standalone air
purifiers use filters that contain a form of
antibacterial/antimicrobial chemical treatment (eg. Bionaire/Holmes
models use the Microban/triclosan treatments). Is the usage of such
chemicals on the filter surfaces truly safe for the inhabitants'
long-term health? Is there any risk of evaporation/transmission of any
of the antimicrobial chemicals into the outflowing air, and thus risk
of potential health risk due to the inhalation of these substances? Or
do these chemicals dissipate so quickly that there is ~zero net
chemical or evaporative outflow after a few days' worth of usage?
if its like anything else man has created, we'll 'discover' the long
term effects only after 20-30 years and people are dropping like
flies. think asbestos. now think 20-30 years of holding a cell
phone next to the side of your head. yep, thats gotta be good for us
too. how about all those construction materials, outgassing radon &
formaldehyde for years to come. Isnt new baby cute, crawling around
on a brand new rug, slowly being poisoned by outgassing radon &
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