NBC Air Filtration and Why You Need One

A NBC (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical) Air Filtration System is an air filtration system that is capable of protecting your air supply from contamination such as from a radioactive fall-out and chemical and biological agents. An NBC Air Filtration System works by drawing outside air into the ventilation duct and sophisticated filters remove at least 99.999% of dust, mold, bacteria, nuclear fallout dust particles and other chemical and biological compounds.

Why you need an NBC Air Filtration System

Nuclear Threats

Not only is there threats of nuclear attacks from the many small countries hell bent on attaining them, there are also terroristic threats. In the news recently, there was a story out of Mexico in which a truck containing nuclear material was stolen. Looking into that, we found that this is not uncommon in the world. Check out this link to the most resent (reported) nuclear material incidents, I think you will be shocked.   If you take a glimpse at this article from the Washington Post, you will gather that it is not uncommon for nuclear material to be stolen. Although you may look at these incidents and ponder if nuclear bombs can be made of material waste created for the treatment of cancer.  After all, you need more then waste from chemotherapy, and nuclear weapons are highly sophisticated. The waste that was stolen out of Mexico could have easily been transformed into a dirty bomb. In that case, random thieves actually stole that truck being ignorant of the content. If ignorant thieves can steal radioactive material, how hard would it be for terrorist to get their hands on?

Take a look at Fukushima. They built a nuclear power plant on the coast of a region on a significant fault line. The Japanese nuclear plant is said to be still contaminating the Pacific Ocean to this day. Fukushima isn’t the only nuclear plant built in a really stupid place. The image below depicts where nuclear plants are located and also where the earthquake hazards are at the highest threat. This image is as of 2000, since then fracking (allegedly) and other factors have cause the earthquake zones to change. We see a lot of nuclear plants located in hurricane (and tsunami) prone areas, fault lines, tornado valley and in densely populated regions.


Biological Threats

Biological agents are toxins or organisms that can kill or seriously hurt people, crops and livestock. A biological attack is the purposeful release of biological substances or germs that make you sick or kill you. There are three basic groups of biological agents that are most likely to be used as weapons; included are bacteria, toxins and viruses. Most of these biological agents break down quickly when exposed to environmental factors such as sunlight; however, there are others like anthrax spores that can live a very long time. Biological agents can be spread by a spraying them in the air, effectively infecting animals (like mice, fleas, birds and mosquitos) that carry the disease to humans, as well as contaminating our food and water supply.

The pentagon is focused on threats to troops and population and recently ramped up $13.5 million in a research contract to a pharmaceutical company that is learning more about different bacteria that has the potential to be used in biological weapons. If it’s an area of concern with the government, it should be an area of concern for you and your family.

Chemical Threats

Chemical agents are toxic vapors, aerosols, liquids and solids that have a poisonous on people, plants and animals. Chemical weapons can be deployed by bombs, sprayed from planes, boats and other vehicles. They can be used as a liquid to create major hazards to people and our environment.  Many chemical agents may be tasteless and odorless. They can have an immediate effect, or a delayed effect of up to two days.

The most recent chemical weapon attack in Syria has shed light on how real a chemical weapon threat is. U.N. inspectors have recently reported that rockets loaded with nerve agent have been fired from in or around Syria’s military bases. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called it “the most significant confirmed use of chemical weapons against civilians since Saddam Hussein used them”. Chemicals are really being used as weapons in the world right now.

Different Components of The NBC Filtration System

HEPA Filters

HEPA is a type of air filter. They are used in medical facilities, aircraft, automobiles and homes. They must satisfy a certain standard of efficiency, such as the must remove 99.97% of particles that have a size of 0.3 micrometers. HEPA filters are effective in trapping fine particles such as pollen and dust mites.  To learn more about HEPA filters, see our   HEPA Filters informational page.

ULPA Filters

A ULPA filter can remove at least 99.999% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria and any other airborne particles with a size of 120 nanometres . This type of filter can even effectively remove anthrax that passes through its system. ULPA filters are used in air filtration to control airborne particulate levels and to stop the spread of toxic agents and infectious disease.

TEDA Carbon Filters

Typical carbon air filters are designed to remove common airborne contaminates, however, they are not designed to protect against deadly NBC agents. NBC agents can only be effectively removed by using specialized treated TEDA carbon filters. Charcoal is carbon, and activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen to create millions of tiny pores between the carbon atoms. TEDA Carbon filtration is effective in filtering out the tiniest of particles. TEDA Carbon Filtration is used by the government and considered military grade.


NBC Air Filtration Solution

Rising S Company has combined the most effective HEPA and ULPA filters as well as military grade activated TEDA carbon. Our NBA filter system will effectively filter out 99.999% of the air contaminations and toxins from the air. Our system can safe guard the air against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents.

Exploded View of a NBC Air Filtration System

The most important element to your survival is your air supply. A NBC Air Filtration system can protect your air supply. There are a growing number of threats all over the world (and even in our own backyard) that are legitimate reasons to be concerned for air filtration.  Common military strategy is not to attack the opposing force directly, but to attack its life’s supply. In other words, it’s more effective to poison the air supply rather then drop a couple of bombs in a few towns.

In a prepping mentality, it seems more important to protect your basic life’s essentials such as the air you breathe. Stocking up on water, food, ammunition will not help you if the air that you breathe is toxic. NBC Air filtration should be your number one priority for any prepper.