Makita AWS-Ready HEPA Backpack Vacuum XCV10ZX Review
The following are some interesting facts about Makita HEPA backpacks:
HEPA stands for High Efficiency Particulate Air. It’s a type of air filter that uses ultrafine particles (PM2.5) to trap airborne germs and other pollutants such as dust, pollen, smoke, carbon monoxide and others.
Heating up a pack of cigarettes releases over 1,000 chemicals into the air, including hundreds of cancer causing toxins. The same goes for burning tobacco products like cigars or cigarettes. These harmful substances cause lung diseases and other respiratory problems. Studies have shown that exposure to PM2.5 levels above 10 micrograms per cubic meter can increase the risk of developing certain cancers by 50 percent.
According to the World Health Organization, particulates from motor vehicles contribute to approximately one third of all deaths worldwide. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, fine particle pollution from traffic exhaust causes premature death in children under age five and increases their chances of dying during childhood by 20 percent. Fine particles also affect the cardiovascular system and cause heart attacks and strokes. They can even lead to pulmonary fibrosis, which may eventually kill someone prematurely if not treated early enough.
Makita’s backpack vacuum has a pre-motor filter which prevents dirt from entering the motor. When it comes into contact with fine dirt, the filter immediately shuts down the machine to prevent damage, preventing dust from entering the motor and ensuring maximum filtration efficiency. You can turn on the machine again once you’ve cleaned the filter.
There are two main types of filters used in backpack vacuums: foam and paper.
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