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I wish every room I go to had a Molekule Air Purifier in it.

Asha with her Molekule Air Purifier

 

I’ve never come across a better air purifier than Molekule. On top of that, it is a beautiful design. I started calling her Mo, since she felt like my new best friend.

I live in a house with 2 cats. My roomie is also redesigning the kitchen, so there is extra dust floating around. When I brought my Molekule into my room it automatically made me breath better. I had no idea how polluted my air was in my house till I brought the air purifier in. I was surprised to find out that indoor air is 5x more polluted than outdoor air.

I started waking up earlier, with more energy and less congested. I kept the Molekule on while I slept, and it seemed to make me sleep deeper. Usually I wake up tired, and I was waking up with extra energy. My bedroom feels like a sanctuary.

I brought my Molekule to the office, and everyone in the office noticed the difference in air quality. When someone who was sick came into the office, it felt like I was protected by the Molekule.

I highly recommend the Molekule, and believe there is no other air purifier out there that compares. I wish every room I go to had a Molekule in it.

Asha Baxter – GMA Body Technichian

 

GMA has a Special Offer on the Molekule PECO Air Purifier for GMA patients and friends. Find out more and request your discount!

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Air Pollution Effects on Cognitive Ability: What Can You Do About It?

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You probably already know that air pollution has an impact on the lungs, making it more difficult to breathe, and even triggering asthma and other respiratory issues. You may have also noticed that you are more tired on days when the air pollution levels are high.

Did you know that air pollution can also affect your ability to think well and remember things? Research is discovering the impact of air pollution, especially particulate matter (PM) and ozone, on the central nervous system and the brain. It has been connected with developmental issues in children, and the development of vascular dementia, Alzheimer’s diseaseParkinson’s disease, and loss of brain mass and cognitive abilities in adults.

Brain fog, trouble with memory, word finding issues, confusion, all the cognitive symptoms that come with many of the chronic illnesses GMA treats, may also be impacted by air quality. The exact way that air pollution affects cognitive abilities is not yet known, but the theory is that PM and certain other pollutants cause systemic inflammation that can lead to restricted blood flow, hypertension, and hypoperfusion in the brain and central nervous system. The elderly and women appear to be especially at risk.

What can you do about it?

The EPA says indoor air pollution is among the top five environmental health risks.  An air purifier targeted at the pollutants you need removed may help lower the levels in your home. We are having good results in patients and staff with the new Molekule PECO Air Purifier. Molekule’s revolutionary technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Read an overview of Indoor Air Quality

Special offer for GMA Friends and Patients!


Some ideas to help keep your overall exposure low


1. Avoid unnecessary exposure to indoor air pollution

You can use a high-performance air purifier such as the Molekule to keep the air clean at home. Unlike conventional filter technologies which merely trap some subset of pollutants, Molekule’s technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Gordon Medical is now offering the Molekule PECO Air Purifier to our friends and patients.  Learn More

On good days, open windows and/or doors at least part of the day to exchange the air and rid your home of indoor pollutants, as well as excessive moisture that could lead to mold problems. On high pollution or pollen days, you may need to keep your doors and windows closed. When checking air quality levels, you will need to discover what are safe levels for you. The very ill and the very sensitive may react to levels that others find acceptable.

Five Low-Cost Ways to Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

2. Avoid using  products with ingredients that add to indoor air pollution

This can include household cleaners, laundry detergents, and other household chemicals. EWG’s Guide to Health Cleaning will give you pointers on products that are safer. There are a range of other pollutants, such as formaldehyde and mold that may affect your indoor air quality. You can learn more about Indoor Air Pollutants and Health at the American Lung Association website.

New items brought into the home may off gas volatile organic compounds (VOCs), often for extended periods. You may or may not be able to smell the chemicals, but they are there. New plastics, paper products (both printed and plain), furniture, clothing, electronics, printers and printer ink, and more contain many chemicals that will off gas into your indoor air space. If at all possible, place these items in a separate room that has outside ventilation while they off gas. Purchasing larger items in the summer, when it is easiest to keep the house well ventilated, can make this easier. Using an air purifier like the Molekule, which destroys VOCs, will also help.

The EPA states studies have found that levels of several organics average 2 to 5 times higher indoors than outdoors. During and for several hours immediately after certain activities, such as paint stripping, levels may be 1,000 times background outdoor levels.

Volatile Organic Compounds or Voc’s are at the heart of the off gassing issue

 

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3. Check daily air pollution forecasts in your area

You can download an app to your mobile device. There may be one available for your specific area. Do a search for Air Quality in the app stores. Be sure to read the reviews, as some are easier to use than others, and update the info more frequently. The two below can be set to any area.

Free Air Bubbles – Air Quality in Real Time  iOS | Android

Free AIRNow  iPhone App |  Android App

Other air quality sources include local radio and TV weather reports, newspapers, and online at airnow.gov. You can sign up to receive Spare the Air alerts for your area, by text and email, giving you notice when pollution levels are high and susceptible groups should protect themselves.

For ranking of the best and worst regions of the nation in terms of air pollution, and to check pollution levels where you live, visit www.stateoftheair.org.

4. Avoid outdoor activity when pollution levels are high

For the more sensitive, avoid even being outdoors during that time. When the air is bad, walk indoors in a shopping mall or gym or use an exercise machine. Postpone exercise if very sensitive. Put off errands until a better day whenever possible. Limit the amount of time your child spends playing outdoors if the air quality is unhealthy.

Always avoid exercising or walking near high-traffic areas. Even when air quality forecasts are green, the vehicles on busy highways can create high pollution levels up to one-third mile away.

5. If at all possible, avoid living near high-traffic areas

For the same reasons as above in number 4. The long term exposure to the higher pollutant levels near high traffic is especially problematic. It can be very difficult to find locations that are not near heavily trafficked roads, however.

The number of people living “next to a busy road” may include 30 to 45 percent of the urban population in North America, according to a recent study.

6. Don’t burn wood or trash

Burning firewood and trash are among the major sources of particle pollution (soot) in many parts of the country.

7. Don’t allow anyone to smoke indoors

Second hand smoke, smoke you are exposed to when someone around you smokes, is associated with cancer, both lung cancer and a variety of other cancers. Third hand smoke consists of the tobacco residue from cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products that is left behind after smoking, and builds up on surfaces and furnishings. These chemicals can be absorbed by furniture, draperies, clothing, and other absorbent materiel, and some of the sticky residue, such as nicotine, can cling to walls and ceilings. These chemicals remain on the surface for weeks to months and slowly reabsorb into the air, sometimes combining to make other toxins and exposing you to breathing it.

 Support measures to make all public places tobacco free.

Special Offer on the Molekule Air Purifier

For those who want to do the most to protect themselves from the impacts of indoor air pollution, Gordon Medical has received a special offer for patients and friends who wish to purchase the Molekule air purifier.  This new technology, powered by nano-science, is the only one able to destroy pollutants of any size, including those 1000x smaller than what a HEPA filter can catch.

Special offer for GMA Friends and Patients!

 

Molekule Air Purifier

Molekule Air Purifier

Welcome to a whole new air purification experience – unobtrusive, portable, and 100% effective. From the inside out, Molekule has re-imagined what clean air ought to look and feel like. Because of its unique technology, Molekule is extremely quiet compared to conventional air purifiers. It’s small size makes it portable, so that you can take your clean air with you to any room.

Recommended by our patients

Several months ago, GMA started to hear about the Molekule air filtration products from our patients. As a result of continued positive feedback from our most sensitive patients, we have arranged a special offer for our patients and GMA friends.

Molekule PECO Air Purifier

Molekule PECO Air Purifier

 

What is a Molekule Air Purifier?

Molekule is a patented photo-electrochemical air disinfection technology that completely destroys pollutants in the air. Molekule uses PECO (photo electrochemical oxidation) technology for air purification. PECO works when light shines on a specially designed nanoparticle coated filter. This action of light on the surface of the filter creates a reaction that is able to completely oxidize pollutants in the air, converting them into harmless elements like trace amounts of water and carbon dioxide. Unlike conventional filter technologies which merely trap some subset of pollutants, Molekule’s technology is able to destroy the full spectrum of indoor air pollution including airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, allergens, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Through third party independent testing and through Molekule’s own internal tests, the technology has shown great efficacy in the destruction of airborne bacteria, viruses, mold, and VOCs. These test results show complete destruction of pollutants and no remaining residue on the PECO filter surface.

Reduction of Allergy Symptoms by Molekule™ PECO AIR Purification

PECO Technology Review

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Google has a new app that can map air quality street by street

Google has been working on a new app that will map air quality street by street. Currently only available with info on Oakland, but the plan is to expand over time. Check out the interactive map. It looks  like some of the info could be generalized, like the increase in levels on major streets and highways.

We’ve been mapping air quality with Street View cars since 2014. Today, with our partners EDF and Aclima, we’re announcing the results of this effort for…
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Announcement For Gathering Participants For Study Of The Needs Of Persons With Environmental Sensitivities

Women with Environmental Sensitivities

The James Madison University Environmental Sensitivities Research Team is inviting adults aged 21 and over who have experienced environmental sensitivities (chemical and/or electrical) to participate in on online study of how their needs are being met as they grow older with sensitivities.

If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to see the consent form and learn more about the study. If you are unable to complete the survey online, you are welcome to request a hard copy that can be mailed to you. To request a hard copy please email gibsonpr@jmu.edu or call 540-568-6195 and leave a message with you name (clearly stated) and your complete address.

Thank you ahead to everyone who helps me with this study.

To take the survey online, copy this url into your browser:

http://jmu.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_4YGd1uBrKkxx8nr

Pamela Gibson, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology
James Madison University, MSC 7704
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-6195

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STINK! Chemical Toxicity Video free online through Monday, October 31

The video is no longer available for free. Go to the homepage to find out other options for viewing.

The movie the chemical industry doesn’t want you to see!

STINK! opens with a foul smell and a pair of kids pajamas. And a single father trying to find out what that smell could possibly be. But instead of getting a straight answer, director Jon Whelan stumbles on an even bigger issue in America, which is that some products on our store shelves are not safe — by design.

Find out more about the video and where to see it streaming online here: STINK!

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Helping the Unusually Sensitive Patient to Heal

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, September 18, at 2 PM Pacific

Helping the Unusually Sensitive Patient to Heal

Today, I am delighted to bring back to our program, my friend and colleague, Dr. Wayne Anderson. We are putting on a symposium later this month on the subject of diagnosing and treating the extremely sensitive patient. We are seeing more and more patients who cannot tolerate the typical doses of medications, supplements, and even homeopathics. This broadcast will be devoted to understand how this happens and how we can help those patients to heal.
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The Discovery of a New Worm Closely Linked to CFS, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, July 25, at 2 PM Pacific

The Discovery of a New Worm Closely Linked to CFS, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Today we have the pleasure of talking with Dr. Larry Klapow who has spent the past 15+ years with the discovery of a unique microscopic worm (nematode) which he has shown to be clearly involved in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Fibromyalgia. Dr. Klapow will help us to understand how this worm was found and review his research into its medical importance.

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Larry Klapow on Varestrongylus klapowii (VK) postponed to July 24

Dr. Klapow was planning to be on Dr. Nathan’s talk radio program next week, June 26 to speak about the Varestrongylus klapowii (VK) research he is doing with Gordon Medical. He is unable to do the show on the 26th, so it has been rescheduled for July 24, 2015. We know you are all looking forward to this talk, so be sure to mark your calendars! If you do happen to miss the show when it is on the air, all of Dr. Nathan’s show are available through his archives to listen via your computer, or to download as a podcast.

Dr. Eric Gordon will be taking Dr. Klapow’s place on the show next week. More information on this coming soon.

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New Treatments for Methylation and Chronic Illness

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, May 29, at 2 PM Pacific

New Treatments for Methylation and Chronic Illness

I am delighted to be joined today by Alan Vinitsky, MD who has extensive experience treating chronic illness, with a particular interest in understanding and treating the autonomic nervous system, environmental exposures, hormonal dysfunction and nutritional deficiencies. He has some new insights into imbalances in methylation and will bring this into today’s discussion.

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Environmental Toxicity: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
With guest Eric Gordon, MD and Special Guest Christopher Shade

Environmental Toxicity: What You Don’t Know May Hurt You

Today my guest, Dr. Eric Gordon of Gordon Medical Associates, will be discussing environmental toxicity. We will be joined by Christopher Shade, who is an expert on mercury metabolism, diagnosis and treatment and the founder of Quicksilver Scientific. Many of our patients are not fully aware of the problems associated with heavy metal toxicity (mercury and lead, especially), chemicals, electromagnetic waves and radiation and how these exposures may significantly impact their health.