The Benefits of Using an Air Detoxifier vs Air Purifier for Asthma

20 October 2020

The recent wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has highlighted the dangers of chronic respiratory diseases—like asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, etc.

Asthma, as is the case with all respiratory illnesses, causes difficulty in breathing. It has no cure. And can even lead to death. 

The good news is, with proper prevention and the right medical treatment, asthmatic people can control the symptoms. 

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), 1 in every 13 people in the world has asthma. In the U.S., an estimated 25 million people are asthmatic.

Asthma causes agonizing symptoms such as: 

Airborne pathogens including mould, bacteria, and viruses act as allergens that can trigger or exacerbate an asthma attack. The dangers of these environmental triggers are often overlooked as they’re invisible to the human eye.


Surprisingly, these pathogens lurk in our homes more than they do outdoors thanks to indoor air pollution from cooking activities, cleaning products, poor aeration practices, etc.

The traditional solution? Air purifiers.

What is an Air Purifier? 

Portable air cleaning devices are considered air purifiers. Most residential air purifiers in the market heavily rely on HEPA filtration — a technology first used for commercial purposes in the 1950s—to aid in filtering and trapping harmful pathogens in your home.

Can Air Purifiers Help With Asthma?

The most common airborne pathogens in your home include but not limited to: 

Air purifiers trap these environmental triggers in the filters. Takes them out and purifies the air around you. Here’s how it works: It brings in dirty toxic air. Traps harmful fine particles in the HEPA filter. Then releases clean, purified air. 

Air purifiers HEPA filters remove up to 99.97% of fine (0.3-micrometer) particles in the air. The filters remove larger harmful particles as well—and even sanitises indoor air.

But some studies query air purifier's “strong ability” in helping to relieve asthma symptoms. The American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) found out that air purifiers are less effective in fighting harmful indoor pathogens.


If allergens bypass air purifiers HEPA filters it means they’re still active in the air. And can be redistributed on surfaces closer to the device.

How well an air purifier can help relieve asthma symptoms will greatly depend on the:

  • Location of the air purifier in your home
  • Size of the harmful pathogens
  • Filters design
  • Airflow rate of the purifier

Overall, for a HEPA filtration-based air purifier to filter all the air in a room, the room must be entirely sealed so that no air bypasses the air filters.

And that’s practically impossible. Here’s why:

  • Rooms can’t be entirely sealed.

In the real world, you can’t totally seal the windows, doors, vents, and gaps in your home. Because opening them is part of our daily lives. Yet a HEPA filtration-based air purifier requires that you do - for it to work effectively.

  • Airborne pathogens work faster than air purifiers.

Harmful toxins and pathogens travel so fast. And linger in the air for hours on end. A HEPA filtration-based air purifier takes a long time to trap airborne pathogens—as the air must first pass through the device to enable the filters to trap the toxins.

  • Some airborne pathogens are tinier than 0.3-micrometers.

Take SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19-causing virus), for example. It’s approximately 50-200 nanometers in diameter—much smaller than what an air purifier can filter.

  • Harmful pathogens can grow in the HEPA filter.

The layers of the HEPA filter can sustain the growth of harmful pathogens—and even encourage their stay. That explains why HEPA filters need replacing every so often.

The New Solution to Relieving Asthma? Air Detoxifier

The new category of air detoxifiers can help relieve asthma symptoms and even prevent allergies.  For example, VBreathe Tasman—an indoor air detoxification device—is more effective, and helps fight against mould, bacteria, toxins, and other airborne pathogens.


This detoxifier combines both medical-grade HEPA filtration and all-natural VActive Gel to effectively clean and detoxify indoor air—and help asthma sufferers breathe clean, healthy air.

How does VBreathe Tackle Airborne Pathogens?

To effectively reduce the threat of asthma and other respiratory illnesses and diseases, the VBreathe Tasman device vaporizes the all-natural, food-safe VActive Gel into the surrounding air inside your home. Then traps pathogens before they multiply in the air.

VBreathe_Gel_FilterThe device is also independently tested under International health standards. 

According to Eurofins Laboratories COVID-19 report, the VBreathe device is capable of reducing a strand—accepted by the TGA (Therapeutic Goods Administration)—of COVID-19 virus with 99.9% efficiency.

The University of Sydney Affiliated Laboratory did a nasal and lung report on VBreathe Tasman and according to ISO standards, the device’s vapors are non-toxic. And don’t affect nasal and lung epithelial cells.

  • Intelligent Design with smart sensors

VBreathe in-built smart sensors can detect harmful PM2.5 particles, carbon monoxide, mould, smoke, and other harmful toxins that linger in the air.

  • Patented Combination with superior protection

Using VActive Gel (with controlled evaporation) and medical-grade HEPA filtration combination technologies, VBreathe makes it easy to detoxify your indoor air environment.

What Else Can Help Reduce Asthma Allergens?

There are several ways you can reduce asthma allergens in your home including:

  • Get rid of carpets that trap dust and allergens
  • Close your windows and doors during the pollen season
  • Groom or clean your pets to reduce dander
  • Wash your beddings regularly
  • Vacuum your home at least once a week
  • Dust your mattress and pillow covers
  • Clean your home regularly and other damp areas
  • Use an indoor air detoxification device

In Conclusion

The most important way to control your asthma — besides creating a medical treatment plan and following it — is to avoid asthma triggers in your environment. 

Cleaning the air inside your home is the first step to ensuring you’re free from airborne asthma-causing pathogens.

You can also invest in an air purifier to help filter harmful pathogens indoors. However, an indoor air detoxifier works better and more effectively. This latest technology solution helps reduce harmful airborne pathogens in your home.

The indoor air detoxifier is the latest product category intelligently designed to help relieve asthma symptoms by significantly reducing harmful airborne pathogens lurking inside your home.

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VBreathe Tasman is an intelligent and portable indoor air purifier and detoxifier.

Our world-first patented combination of HEPA filtration and VActive natural gel technology radically improves indoor air quality by not only filtering heavy particles through the device, but also by dispersing VActive Gel into the air to reduce harmful indoor bacteria, viruses, microbes, mould and toxins.

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