Delhi pollution has been the talk of the town for obvious reasons. Reaching hazardous toxic levels of AQI (Air Quality Index) 494 and thick smog covering the city in the last few days, it's of course evident how severe the condition is. So keeping oneself safe and protected from the deadly air has become a top priority. Gone are the days when one would contemplate buying an air purifier, thinking it to be an added expense. Air purifiers and pollution masks are now a necessity to stay safe from toxic levels of pollutants in the air.
While the capital city has started recovering from air pollution emergency and you can see the sun shining bright, don't be fooled to start believing that we are now safe. Pollution level is still high in the city, and prolonged exposure can lead to various diseases in the long run, even causing permanent conditions. Like the wise say, prevention is better than cure, it's about time you start taking steps to beat pollution and look after your health. What can help you at this time is getting home an effective air purifier to ensure you breathe filtered air.
Air purifiers reduce air contamination inside the house along with indoor pollution. But are all air purifiers as good as they claim to be? The answer is no. Not all work effectively in filtering toxins from the air. This is the reason why you need to ensure that you pick those that come with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters that are more effective in combating indoor pollution.
A HEPA filter is a type of mechanical air filter that works by forcing air through a fine mesh that traps harmful particles such as pollen, pet dander, dust mites and tobacco smoke among other pollutants. The major difference between ordinary air purifiers and HEPA air purifiers is its ability to remove impurities from the air. A HEPA filter sucks airborne contaminants and pushes out clean, fresh air.
Here are some high-quality air purifiers with HEPA filters:
The Dyson air purifier contains two different types of filters - a pair of H-13 grade glass borosilicate HEPA filters and a pair of activated carbon filters. The very fine pre-filter layer traps the larger particles before the air passes through the HEPA filter. It delivers fast and even room heating in winter, powerful cooling in summer and efficient purification through all seasons. The machine automatically detects airborne particles and gases, and simultaneously reports to the new LCD screen and Dyson Link app in real-time, encouraging wellbeing and maintaining comfort levels in the home.
The Samsung air purifiers are built with a thick HEPA filter and an activated carbon filter. The HEPA Filter also have anti-allergen coating which gives double protection. AX7000 provides faster purification through advanced PM2.5 filters. The AX7000 gives faster air purification with a higher Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) and covers a large area with the three-way airflow and four-step air filtration.
Eureka Forbes Aeroguard AP 700 D comes with six-stage filtration. It removes large particles such as dust, hair, pet danders and fibres. It also removes dust particles holding harmful dust that settles in lungs. It is capable of removing up to 99.97 per cent of micro-particles, such as particulate matter (PM 2.5 and 10), fine dust, pollen and mould spores. You can also pick AP 500 model .
Philips Mario (AC3821) is a 2-in-1 device that not just purifies the air but also maintains an optimum humidity in the room. With HEPA filters, it removes pollutants and allergens as small as 0.003um from the air, 800 times smaller than PM 2.5, apart from removing dust, smoke and pet dander. It also offers a smart humidity sensor that enables the consumer to precisely manage the humidity level of the room and shut off automatically to prevent over-humidification, hence, making indoor air healthy and comfortable to breathe.
SHARP has also air purifiers which have HEPA filter that are instrumental in combating air pollution. Sharp FU-A28E uses Plasmacluster Ion Technology, which deactivates suspended airborne mould, viruses, dust mite allergens and bacteria. For those under a budget, this will prove to be a good pick for your bedroom.
Choose from these effective air purifiers and beat #delhiairpollution
With inputs from IANS/Bharat UpadhyayComments
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