The GC MultiGas combines HyperHEPA particle filtration with powerful gas and odour filtration.
#1 Rated room air purifier for MCS, odours & smoke
Effectively traps ultrafines
Ultrafine particles are smaller than 0.1 microns, make up about 90% of all airborne particles, and have been linked to heart attacks, strokes, asthma, and even cancer. IQAir HyperHEPA filtration in the GC MultiGas filters 95% of all particles down to 0.003 microns – the smallest particles that exist.
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Ordinary HEPA filters can only filter 0.3 micron particles and larger.
technology filters the
smallest airborne particles
of all airborne
Viruses: 0.005 – 0.3 microns
Like bacteria, viruses are organisms that spread airborne diseases as mild as the common cold and as serious as severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) through coughs, sneezes and improperly maintained ventilation systems.
Tobacco Smoke: 0.01 – 1 micron
Sidestream smoke has higher concentrations of cancer-causing agents (carcinogens) than mainstream smoke. And, it has smaller particles than mainstream smoke, which make their way into the lungs and the body's cells more easily.
Soot: 0.01 – 0.3 microns
Long-term exposure to urban air pollution containing soot increases the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a major study published in New England Journal of Medicine in 2007.
of all airborne
Pet Dander: 0.1 – 25 microns
Pet dander is the old skin and fur that pets shed. Animal dander is very small and can become attached to your clothingeven if you do not own a pet. Dander can be found everywhere: floors, carpets, walls, furniture, bedding, even the ceilings. Pet dander is a known asthma and allergy trigger.
Dust Mites Allergens: 0.2 – 25 microns
House dust mites are considered to be the most common cause of asthma and allergic symptoms worldwide. Dust mites themselves do not cause an allergic reaction, however, their dung-pellets are an irritant to sensitive people and can cause breathing difficulties. They thrive in warm, humid, dark conditions such as mattresses, carpets, sheets, pillows, and upholstery.
Bacteria: 0.5 – 10 microns
People spread bacteria through the air when they cough and sneeze, transmitting respiratory diseases and triggering symptoms in asthma sufferers. Bacteria can also grow inside poorly maintained ventilation systems, which spread it into the circulating air.
Household Dust: 1 – 100 micron
Dust may worsen hay fever. Circulating outdoor air through a house by keeping doors and windows open, or at least slightly ajar, may reduce the risk of hay fever-causing dust. In colder climates, occupants seal even the smallest air gaps, and eliminate outside fresh air circulating inside the house. So it is essential to manage dust and airflow.
of all airborne
Mold Spores: 8 – 80 microns
Mold and fungus are commonly found in most homes and may be found in the air ducts of your heating/cooling system. They tend to float throughout the house, and form new colonies where they land. Fungus spores have been known to increase the chances of developing asthma.
Pollen: 10 – 100 microns
One of the most common allergens is pollen. It affects the nose, eyes, and mouth making it difficult to breathe. Most pollen that produces allergic reactions is from trees, grasses, and weeds.
The IQAir GCMultiGas features HyperHEPA filtration technology for excellent airborne particle removal. IQAir's HyperHEPA filtration is tested and certified by an independent third-party lab to filter 99.5% of harmful ultrafine pollution particles down to 0.003 microns in size. This is 100 times smaller than 0.3 microns.
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Top media, more micropores
The GC MultiGas packs the chemical removal power of more than 100 gas masks, featuring 12 lbs. (5.4 kg.) of premium activated carbon from high-quality bituminous coal provides the maximum number of micropores. Alumina pellets impregnated with potassium permanganate remove formaldehyde from the air, and post filters wrap each cylinder to further filter the air.
#1 For tobacco smoke
The less secondhand smoke you breathe, the better. Packing over 4,000 different chemicals, 60 of which are known carcinogens, secondhand smoke contributes to respiratory illnesses and significantly increases the risk of lung cancer and heart disease in non-smokers.
• Note: IQAir does not endorse smoking indoors. IQAir views air cleaning as a means in reducing the effects of secondhand smoke only when smoking is unavoidable.
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
Characterized by elevated sensitivities to household chemicals, MCS symptoms can include eye irritation, wheezing, and cough. The GC MultiGas is rated #1 for those with MCS. IQAir systems don’t use any technologies that add MCS triggers like ozone or chemicals into the air, and are constructed of computer-grade ABS plastics that do not “off-gas”.
IQAir looks beyond theoretical claims, testing the performance of each individual GC MultiGas system at the factory to ensure that it meets our strict specifications.
The results of the tests are detailed in a hand-signed Certificate of Performance, which is included with every air purifier. No GC MultiGas air purifier will be shipped from the factory unless it is certified to provide a minimum of 99% efficiency against particles.
We manufacture our air purifiers at our state-of-the-art Swiss production facility on the pristine shores of Lake Constance. Using the highest quality components, a team of highly skilled and trained specialists, and state-of-the-art manufacturing processes refined for over 50 years.