The tragic story of clean air
Do you know-
Indians are dying four years early because of inhaling toxic air
- Air pollution kills about 600,000 children every year under the age of 15 years, as per a 2018 report by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
- There are only four cities in India with ‘good’ air quality- Eloor, a suburb of Kochi in Kerala, Thane near Mumbai, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala and Kota in Rajasthan
Aren’t the above facts choking? However, in case it didn’t affect you much then either you have accepted to inhale the contaminated air or are unaware of the harmful effects of air pollution.
Thus, let’s enlighten you on some of its harsh ill-effects that can lead to irreversible changes in humans, across age-groups. Inhaling of contaminated air by pregnant women can impair the overall foetal growth in unborn babies that may result in low birth weight and even autism. In young children, it may hinder lung growth, inhibit brain development and increase the risks of developing allergies, and asthma. In adults, it can cause life-threatening diseases like lung cancer, heart ailment and acute respiratory infections.
Hopefully, now you are shaken enough to understand the criticality and severity of toxic air that you and your loved ones are breathing in, every day. The leading causes of this lethal air are stubble burning, vehicle exhaust, resuspended dust on the roads due to vehicle movement and construction activities, heavy industry including power generation, small-scale industries, and more. The gases released from these activities and industries, thereby, release abundant harmful particulates, such as carbon monoxide, black carbon, dioxins, furans, and mercury that consequently, result in poor health and even premature deaths.
But, before you get stressed and anxious about the dangers of inhaling polluted air, we’d say wait. Wondering why? That’s because fortunately, there is a technologically advanced product called the air purifier available that can help you breathe clean air, at least indoors. This high-tech machine further helps in keeping an instant check on the air quality at all times and can remove over 99.5% of air pollutants.
Though a recent invention, this product since its launch has become a necessity in most cities of India and even other countries that are fighting the demon called air pollution. But, unfortunately, many people still think the air purifier is a marketing gimmick of companies to sell this product.
To clarify if this thinking is a reality or a misconception, all we will do is share some benefits of this cleaning equipment and let you decide its need for yourself.
But before that, let’s start by understanding the functioning of this essential device. An air purifier has a simple yet powerful method of pulling the impurities like allergens, foul smell, bacteria, and viruses and cycling it through a series of filters such as pre-filters, HEPA filter, carbon activated cleaners. This advanced cleaning process can filter up to 0.3 microns, i.e. 80 times smaller than PM 2.5 which then circulates back the purified oxygen into the room.
Now, coming to its advantages, as the name suggests, it cleans the indoor air by attacking, trapping, and collecting any airborne contaminants that may float around your home.
Apart from the basics, as humans have consistent exposure to dust, pollen, and other airborne particles, having an air purifier will ensure the air inside is clean and pure which will thus keep the lungs healthy. It is also a recommended device for a household with children who are more prone to allergies and breathing problems because of a low immune system. The advanced HEPA air purifier effectively catches and traps carcinogens from the indoor air to produce fresh and healthy air. It also helps combat seasonal allergens by significantly reducing pollen allergy triggers.
Furthermore, it is essential for households where there is regular use of computers or laptops as these two gadgets continuously produce fumes and dust from the fans that keep them cool. Thus, an air purifier in this scenario cleans air impurities to cleanse the indoor air.
Therefore, purchasing an air purifier is an intelligent investment, especially when the air quality in many cities of India is deteriorating and is hanging between poor and hazardous category. So, make an informed decision and purchase it only from a specialized and reliable company like Havells. The four variants of the organization have one core similarity of guaranteeing fresh and clean air. So, fight air pollution by exploring the Havells newest range of air purifiers now.