San Diego-based nanofiltration pioneer at forefront of movement to eliminate secondhand smoke supports efforts to protect domestic and wild animals
San Diego, CA — Philter Labs, Inc. — the first and only technology-enabled filtration company to pioneer a new category of micro-sized personal air filters to eliminate 97% of airborne contaminants and secondhand smoke and smell — announced today that they are partnering with the San Diego Humane Society to donate a portion of their September sales from PHILTER products purchased to further the organization’s mission.
Domestic and wild animals are at risk as historic wildfires ravage the West Coast. But it’s not just natural disasters that produce harmful smoke, of course. Smoke from tobacco and cannabis products contains more than 7,000 chemicals; hundreds are known to be toxic and about 70 can cause cancer. Dogs that live in secondhand smoke filled environments are 250% more likely to contract nasal tumors and exposed cats are at risk of contracting oral cancer.
“We launched The PHILTER Project to partner with organizations that are actively working to create a change in society,” said Amanda Byrd, Chief Marketing Officer at Philter Labs. “Pets are a crucial part of our families and with people confined to close quarters, we need to do everything in our power to reduce airborne contaminants.”
The San Diego Humane Society is an open-admission shelter that is focused on creating a more humane world and advancing the welfare of animals and people. They have helped San Diego become the largest city in the United States to save animals from undergoing euthanasia by offering safety net programs, and are permitted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to be a wildlife rescue.
“We would not be able to do the work we do without the support of generous partners like Philter Labs,” said Rhea Marie, Philanthropy Specialist at San Diego Humane Society. “We know that the team at Philter cares about protecting our pets, wildlife, environment, and others from secondhand and thirdhand smoke, and we’re grateful to partner with an organization working to also make a change, especially during these devastating fires.”
The PHILTER Project will donate a percentage of proceeds from PHILTER products purchased through September at no extra cost to their customers. The social responsibility and advocacy division of Philter Labs, their goal is to give back and help improve communities throughout the country. In August, their partnership with the Last Prisoner Project generated $1,000 in donations to further their mission of releasing unjustly incarcerated cannabis prisoners. In June, The PHILTER Project donated meals via The Okra Project to Black trans people experiencing food insecurity. In May, The PHILTER Project provided veterans suffering from combat-related PTSD free PHILTER PHLIPs to reduce the stigma associated with vaping cannabis, through a partnership with the Veterans Cannabis Group. Their April partnership with global reforestation non-profit One Tree Planted helped to plant over 1,000 trees in the Amazon rainforest.
Philter Labs’s next-generation filtration technology, crafted by a team of industry experts, scientists and engineers, is specifically designed to reduce the impact of secondhand smoke and shift the culture of vaping and smoking to one that focuses on collective social responsibility.
To learn more about Philter Labs and purchase PHILTER products, visit: PhilterLabs.com.
ABOUT PHILTER LABS: Philter Labs, Inc. is a technology company creating advanced solutions for the modern-day vaper. Pioneering a new category of personal filtration accessories, Philter Labs, Inc. invented Zero-5™️ Technology, the first-of-its-kind, scientific process to eliminate smoke and vape through a series of molecular changes that results in zero emissions. Offering practical, reliable products that encourage conscientious, universally acceptable vaping practices, PHILTER™️ is on a mission to serve as a catalyst for necessary and impactful social and environmental change. For more information please visit PhilterLabs.com.
ABOUT SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY: San Diego Humane Society’s scope of social responsibility goes beyond adopting animals. We offer programs that strengthen the human-animal bond, prevent cruelty and neglect, provide medical care, educate the community and serve as a safety net for all pet families. Serving San Diego County since 1880, San Diego Humane Society has campuses in Escondido, Oceanside, Ramona and San Diego. For more information, please visit sdhumane.org.