It’s all about the air we breathe! “Since the first caveman noticed that his cave started smelling like week old Brontosaurus, man has tried different ways to make his dwelling smell better...” Present day we use chemicals to make the room smell cleaner or more sanitary, but it actually does the opposite. Your lungs don’t like vanilla flavored chemicals any more than they like breathing dirty air. Filtering is a little like herding cats. It may be a great filter but getting the dust to cooperate and go THROUGH the filter is the hard (if not nearly impossible) part.
Oh SURE the answer sounds simple but the process is complicated and delicate. Is it thunderstorms that emit the chemicals and conditions to purify the air we breathe? Well, these are the questions that we get the answers to from William Converse president and inventor of the Critter Zone Air Purifier. Over thirty years in the business and having served on the board of Indoor Air Quality, we believe he knows a little something –something!
Our host Lisa Smith-Putnam wants you to know that the Critter Zone is “a blessing” and helps us humans as well as our pets (our family) co-exist in an indoor environment by bringing that “outdoor” environment to you indoors! So, check out this episode! Lisa has not steered you wrong yet!
Oh! We almost forgot …for all of our listeners (because you are just that fantastic) Critter Zone is giving a $10 discount on your order. Use the code “PETLIFERADIO” for this offer! Woof to you and here’s to breathing a lot easier sooner than later. Lisa and William agree, PETS ARE FAMILY, so if you are going to have your pets indoors why not make it an enjoyable and livable situation for all?
William Converse is the president and inventor of the CritterZone. He has three decades of experience in the air purification industry.
Converse launched Alpine Industries in the 1980s, when he developed a product that helped rid the air of contaminants. His wife noticed her headaches stopped when she was around the air purifier. Converse realized he was onto something, but the company he was working for at the time wasn’t interested in the technology he was inventing. He started his own company, and it quickly became a springboard for numerous product successes, including air purifiers. Alpine grew from revenues of $7 million in 1994 to $187 million in 1997.
As his product lines grew, Converse became a pioneer of non-filter air cleaning technology, especially in the home. He has served on the board of Indoor Air Quality and is a sought-after consultant in the air-quality industry. Converse has been a guest on numerous radio programs and has testified at a Congressional hearing on air quality issues. He has been invited to speak at several university-sponsored indoor air quality conferences. He has shared his knowledge at an air-quality symposium of advanced oxidation techniques at University of Beijing, as well as air-quality conferences in Canada and Japan and a medical conference in Mexico.
Converse also has used his expertise to help tackle high-profile global air pollution problems. He was invited by the Australian government to help Sydney reduce air pollution in the city’s tunnels. He also traveled to Kuwait after Desert Storm to help fight pollution resulting from the burning oil fields. After the tragedy of 9-11, Converse worked with the U.S. government to improve the air quality at the Pentagon.
He also holds a patent for a new air-purification system for use in food-processing plants.
Converse retired in 2002, but he couldn’t turn off his drive to invent. He decided to return to the air purification industry a few years later, and created the CritterZone Air Naturalizer, which launched in 2013.