Humanscale to Showcase ZŌN® Personal Air Purifier at IH + HS

Revolutionary Air Purifier Creates Clean Air Zone Where Users Breathe


Karen Brooking

NEW YORK — Humanscale will exhibit its high-performance ZŌN personal air purifier at the International Home + Housewares Show (IH + HS), March 10-13, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Utilizing exciting new technology, ZŌN sets a new bar for air purification.

The Environmental Protection Agency has identified indoor air quality as one of the top five most urgent environmental risks to public health, and data shows a clear link between health and the air people breathe. The American Lung Association says that asthma and breathing problems account for approximately 24.5 million missed work days each year and that half of the U.S. population is breathing unhealthy amounts of air pollution.

Most current air purifiers fail to address indoor air pollution adequately. Designed to clean entire rooms by re-circulating clean air, traditional air purifiers can be ineffective in the large spaces where the volume of air is too large to clean effectively with portable units. Adding HEPA-quality filtration to HVAC units can also be costly, inefficient, noisy and require frequent and expensive filter replacement. In addition, traditional electrostatic precipitator devices have the potential to produce excessive ozone, which can harm the lungs.

ZŌN employs patented DEP technology to provide clean air to users in an entirely new way. It directs purified air to exactly where it’s needed: where the user breathes. Since research indicates that most people spend long periods of time indoors in specific locations—such as at their desk, on their couch or in their bed—creating a targeted “Clean Air Zone” around each user is by far the most effective way to deliver pure air.

Removing more than 99% of airborne toxins and contaminants, ZŌN utilizes a tightly coiled paper filter that has more surface area for collecting dust and particles than any other air purification method. Plus, ZŌN’s breeze-free, nearly ozone-free (<0.001 ppm) and virtually silent operation allows it to be placed discreetly near the user—such as on desks or bedside tables—to ensure that they are breathing the cleanest air possible.

Built with the environment in mind, ZŌN consumes just 23 watts of power while producing a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 115—making it 2.5 times more efficient than ENERGY STAR requirements. And for even greater sustainability, when the paper filter becomes saturated, it can be easily vacuumed clean and re-used or recycled with other paper products.

ZŌN is available in three sleek finishes: Black, White and Metallic Red, and comes with a three-year warranty. For more information about ZŌN and its technology, please visit or call 800-400-0625.

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