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Probiotics, as we know them, began their journey over a century ago when Russian scientist and Nobel Prize winner Elie Metchnikoff of the Pasteur Institute in Paris discovered them. It took a few decades to the 1970s with Professor Tomotari Mitsuoka’s scientific work that paved the way for the application where intestinal flora balance enhances human health and prevention of diseases;

We are at the beginning of a new era where the crucial role of beneficial bacteria (Probiotics) on our health, mental moods, life longevity, and prevention of infectious diseases is discovered, including linkage to obesity, neurological balance, and even cancer. It comes with the understanding that probiotics boost our immune system, and a strong immune system cope better with all sort of illnesses. The assumptions are slowly becoming a reality, as evidenced by recent studies and consequent publications by first-tier research centers.

The active ingredient consists of naturally occurring (non-GMO), safe and effective Bacillus strains

This cocktail of strains was selected out of hundreds of strains isolated from soil, plants, and soil. The screening was based on their absolute safety for humans and animals and efficacy against a wide range of allergens, pathogens, and other harmful organisms in our indoors. Additional criteria tested was their ability to work as a collection of micro-organisms, providing broad protection not available by each individual, creating a case where 1+1 equals more than 2. The Enviro-Biotics formula performed with significant efficacy under various conditions and topologies.

betterair’s Enviro-Biotics have undergone and passed all the required tests by EPA standards at EPA-certified GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) labs. Upon successful completion, it has become EPA registered (94339-1, August 2021). Furthermore, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared Enviro-Biotics as GRAS – Generally Recognized as Safe.  In addition, the US’s Made Safe, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), Australia’s Sensitive Choice, British AllergyUK, Italian SIMA, EU’s EcoCert, and Chilean ministry of health have all certified Enviro-Biotics, among others.

Betterair has received EPA registration (94339-1, August 2021).
 In addition, the US’s Made Safe, Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), Australia’s Sensitive Choice, British AllergyUK, Italian SIMA, EU’s EcoCert, and the Chilean ministry of health have all certified Enviro-Biotics, among others.

betterair’s patented technology repetitively and continuously releases microscopic sized Environmental Probiotics which form a protective layer of microflora on all surfaces and objects, where our probiotics agents deny pathogens (mold and bacteria) access to nutrients (food), therefore obstruct and disable pathogens growth on these surfaces and objects; In addition, and concurrently, Enviro-Biotics consumes harmful organic particles that are the source of allergies and diseases.  The result is a healthier, safer and more pleasant indoors space where bad odor disappears too

betterair is the first and only “all in one” technology that purifies all and every Surface, Object, and Air of our indoor space. Other indoor purification devices offer only air cleaning via physical filtering of airborne particles or radiation of particles by emission of UV, or even ionization of the air by releasing free radicals into the air. Radiation and emission of particles into our indoors may be unsafe, and their usage has been significantly limited in recent years. But, even if an effective cleaning of the air is executed, the cleaning of surfaces and objects is far more important. Remember that pathogens and allergens need food resources that exist only on surfaces and objects; therefore, the air is just a traveling space to reach their target – food that exists only on surfaces and objects. The center for disease control (CDC) and environmental protection agencies (EPA and others) declare that pollution on surfaces and objects is five times greater, on average than in the air!
Should a need for a conventional filter to mitigate chemical pollution such as cigarette smoke and formaldehyde, our new device – the BA-2080, offers superb HEPA technology in tandem with our Enviro-Biotics dispersion, making the BA-2080 the only “all in one” device for filtering and purifications of all elements and pollutants of our indoor spaces.

betterair has tested against a wide range of strains known to be most prevailing and harmful in the indoor environment. Using multiple strains ensures wide-range efficacy that is not possible with a single strain solution; it is impossible to test against all as there are thousands of species, but we have found a wide range of common efficacies that ensure maximum protection.

Most allergies are triggered by allergens abundant in our indoors, such as Dust mites, Mold toxins, Pet dander, and Pollen. Our devices reduce all of these, reducing the trigger of allergy attacks, including Asthma.  Medication against allergies does not resolve the root of the problem, which is the significant number of allergens around us. For proper remedy, Cleaning the areas we spend most of our time in – bedrooms, offices, and even our cars, ridding of allergens is crucial. A combination of betterair automated and portable devices should protect these areas where we spend most of the time; in addition to allergens suppression as a direct cause of allergies attacks, a cleaner indoors provides the required conditions for our body and immune system to heal and get stronger, and consequently cope better with attacks by allergens and infectious diseases.

The use of Bacillus spores as probiotics and bio-control agent has increased significantly in recent years. A new approach in the abatement of certain pathogenic microorganisms is the use of antagonistic microorganisms. This approach is based on the application of probiotic bacteria in human and animal intestines to create a pathogen unfriendly environment, stimulating the host’s overall health. Expansion of the probiotic concept towards the environment has designated a biocontrol, when the application is antagonistic towards a certain pathogen [1]. Recently, the ‘health’ of hospital surfaces has been re-thought as the health of the human body, considering that, rather than eradicating all pathogens, replacing them by beneficial microbes might be more effective in preventing infections [2, 3].

Betterair has conducted multiple studies in various topologies and environments that demonstrated its total efficacy against allergens, mold viruses and bacteria. A sample of “Before and After” microbial reading of the treated indoors were taken by certified laboratories. The results have measured a significant reduction. One of the larger studies has been conducted in 2018 at The Biology and Built Environment Center (BioBE). led by Dr Jessica Green. The BioBE scientists introduced pathogenic substance to their simulation chamber, where our device had worked for 4 weeks and measurement of before and after treatment were carefully taken.  Summary of BioBE study as other studies conducted in multiple locations and environments, are presented on our portal 

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Bacillus species are one of the largest sources of bioactive natural products, exhibiting a wide range of antimicrobial activities. Bacillus represents a mechanism whereby organisms can eliminate competition and colonize space. The only realistic way to prevent the pathogenic microbes threat is to introduce entirely safe, beneficial bacteria continuously.

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    2. Hewitt KM, Gerba CP, Maxwell SL, Kelley ST: Office space bacterial abundance and diversity in three metropolitan areas. PLoS ONE 7(5): e37849.
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    4. Korves TM, Piceno YM, Tom LM, Desantis TZ, Jones BW, Andersen GL, Hwang GM: Bacterial communities in commercial aircraft high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters assessed by PhyloChip analysis. Indoor Air 2013, 23:50-61.
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We have defined a general average where our recommendations are for the dispersal of 1ML of Enviro-Biotics covering 75 cubic meters (for ease of calculations, one can measure its area where 1ML is for 25 square meters where the ceiling height is not greater than 3 meters) There are many factors such as traffic, temperature, and humidity, That influences the level of indoor contaminations, and betterair addresses the desire for adjustable usage through the design of our automated dispersal units equipped with sensors for humidity level and temperature that automatically adjust the ratio of applied Enviro-Biotics into a treated space. This has been implemented with our commercial products line.