// The Case
Chona Rivera, an office manager in Alberta, Canada, struggled to maintain the health of her family after the birth of her son, Zach. Zach was born prematurely at 31 weeks, and had to be kept in intensive care. He was diagnosed with Chronic Asthma. At 11 months, he had to be admitted to Alberta Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit for over a month.
Doctors’ worries included viral infections, bacterial infections, and difficulty breathing. He was put on a variety of asthma medications. After he came home, he experienced frequent and severe allergic reactions and infections.
To combat this, Zach remained indoors as much as possible. He couldn’t play with other kids due to his susceptibility to infection. Chona noted that his allergy medications were mostly ineffective, or took over a year to produce any noticeable results.
In January 2016, Chona installed a residential Odorox unit in their home. The effects were immediate. Zach did not struggle with sleeplessness after the unit’s introduction. He no longer awoke frequently throughout the night. His rate of infections decreased, and he was able to be exposed to other children outdoors.
Removing the volatile organic compounds from the air significantly reduced Zach’s chemical, bacterial, and allergen exposure.