Air filtration and safe rooms could very well be a necessary part of your preparedness plans in the near future. A terrorist attack using nuclear, biological or chemical agents is one scenario. A swine flu epidemic is another.
One effective thing you can do for yourself and your family is to have some sort of certified, positive pressure nuclear, biological and chemical air filtration system in your home with a HEPA quality filter. Any air filtration system should ideally have a back-up power system in case of power disruption.
Here is a brief description as to how our air filtration systems from American Safe Room operate. An effective biological air filtration system draws air from the outside of the house via dedicated ducting It purifies the air and then pumps the purified air, under positive pressure, into the house or into some sort of relatively airtight isolation room. Positive pressure is a pressure greater than the normal air pressure outside of the house. A greater pressure inside the house causes the house, safe room or shelter to become very forgiving in terms of air leaks and infiltration from outside the house.
Safe rooms are not difficult to set up in any home. For more information on how to create your own safe room, please refer to our book Do-It-Yourself Emergency Preparedness.
The air filter from American Safe Room can also be used to create isolation rooms if an individual with a contagious illness needs to be isolated from other people.