Working in clay creates dust. It is important to be responsible about managing your exposure to dust in the studio. Using common sense and routine cleaning schedules make all the difference in reducing exposure in the work area. Sloppy standards and carelessness over years of exposure can result in serious consequences to your health. The pottery process generates fine dusts that are impossible to control through conventional cleaning practices. Did you know that sweeping will launch millions of sub-micron particles into the air that will stay airborne for several days? Even if you wear a mask when you sweep, you will still be coming into a potentially harmful atmosphere the next day. The Air Cleaning System serves a vital function by constantly cleaning the air that you breathe. Airborne dust is an avoidable part of working in clay. You may not be able to see it in the air, but it's there! Just check under tables, on top of shelves, cabinets and storage areas. You will find layers of air-floated dusts. Filter Style vs. Electrostatic Cleaners Our air cleaners utilize high-efficiency filters to capture clay dust. This is the only way to effectively clean the air in a pottery studio. This is very different from "electrostatic-style" air cleaners which use electrically charged plates to attract pollutants. However, the electrostatic style air cleaners are NOT well suited to apture of clay dusts. Electrostatic cleaners are designed primarily for smoke pollution. They are less expensive, but they do not offer the protection for the clay studio. Do not be deceived into thinking an electrostatic cleaner is a suitable substitute for high efficiency filters! We offer two varieties of filtering capabilities: standard vee-bag filters which are 95% efficient at .7 microns, and HEPA filters which offer increased protection with 99.97% efficiency at .3 microns. An air cleaning system will add to your confidence that you are working in a safe environment.