The Alen Corporation is set to debut the first green certified home air filter that will be available nationwide on August 1st. The filter is named the PARALDA and is the first filter of it's kind that will be lead-free and ozone safe. The filter has received certification from both the EPA and the Department of Energy and is Energy Star qualified. It looks like it will be a great product. Below you can see the official press release and a picture of the filter.
Austin, Texas - June 11, 2008 - High performance is marrying high style as Alen Corporation prepares to redefine the home air purification market this summer with the new "Paralda" portable air purifier. The Paralda is the only air purifier in the U.S. that is completely lead free, ozone safe, and Energy Star qualified. The product was certified by both the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. It will be available nationwide in August 1.
Paralda's distinctive silhouette, human-friendly components, and category redefining performance abilities were years in development. The powerful four-speed Paralda couples modern design with the most advanced HEPA filtration system available, a UV lamp set to last 3 to 5 years, ionizer, the industry's best lifetime warranty, and an easy-to-use 24-hour programmable timer.
"For consumers who demand the very best in home air quality and are concerned about lead exposure - we have designed the Paralda - a name referencing the ancient elemental king of air," said Peter Mann, CEO of Alen Corporation. "No detail was overlooked in Paralda's developmental phase. We are the only manufacturer in the U.S. that chose to omit lead from our air purifier - a confirmed lethal substance that does not belong in the home with children. Lead recently has been proven in clinical studies to cause the following health problems:
- Lead exposure has been directly linked to triggering Alzheimer's disease later in life.
- Childhood lead exposure linked to criminal behavior in adulthood.
- Lead exposure can cause an increase in the development of fatal diseases in household pets.
In addition, our Energy Star rating will markedly contribute to savings on the user's energy bill and in time this savings will completely cover the cost of Paralda. This is the first air purifier ever available in the U.S. to combine unparalleled quality, high style and technologically advanced safe cleaning elements," concluded Mann.
Paralda weighs 17 lbs., is 8"W x 11"D x 28"H, and has power consumption of 55 watts. It features a translucent outer core with two color choices for the inner core - bamboo green or pure white. Its slender shape easily fits into any kitchen, bathroom, living room, baby's nursery, home office or bedroom. MSRP: $499.00 U.S.
Visit http://www.alencorp.com/air_purifier_Paralda.asp for more information. Recent scientific study articles on lead exposure in the home available to media professionals upon request.