Toxic air pollution has become a part of our life now. Despite of so many rules and regulations to control pollution, it only seems like the situation is slipping from our hands. Worldwide, ambient air pollution is estimated to cause about 16% of the lung cancer deaths, 25% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) deaths, about 17% of ischaemic heart disease and stroke, and about 26% of respiratory infection deaths. Serious pollutants can cause certain types of cancers and other long-term health complications. India suffers most pollution related deaths. The results show that 23,26,771 premature pollution-related deaths occur in India every year—maximum in the world.
In times like these when most of our time is spent outdoors breathing in this toxic air, all one can dream of is some freshness once back home. The walls we use to shelter and protect us from the elements also trap airborne chemicals, gases, odour and particles. It has been found that our dwellings may contain air that is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. Indoor air quality is a critical concern that requires immediate action from homeowners.
In families with elderly people and kids, fresh air is of absolute importance as both these age groups are much prone to respiratory problems in comparison to young adults. As for kids, their organs are still in a developing stage and in older people the chances of catching an infection or an allergy are higher than usual. In such a tense situation clean air has not only become important but also a necessity.
Here I am going to tell you “What is the importance of an Air Purifier?
“Its a man made solution to a man made problem”
It is the best way to clean your air indoors, which can be polluted and full of triggering particles like pollen and dust. It also helps maintain a healthy environment by removing pet dander, mold spores, ragweed and more.
Many people prefer keeping air purifying plants inside their homes, as good as this idea feels, plants alone cannot get rid of the huge amount of polluted air we breathe in every day. There is an app that measures the air quality in daily cigarettes, it follows a basic formula: one cigarette per day is equivalent of a PM2.5 level 22 g/m3. Not to scare you but according to an app, breathing in Delhi is equal to smoking 33.2 cigarettes a day. Even if we keep an entire room full of plants, it won’t help until we get some extra help. This is where an air purifier becomes absolutely essential for us.
People sometimes worry about being used to the air purifier in such a way that the air outside may not suit them anymore, it's a myth. It took us centuries long journey of evolution to reach a respiratory system strong enough to heal on its own and get rid of most of the pollutants that try to enter it. An air purifier is something that purifies the air around you so that your respiratory system gets enough time to heal.
An air purifier has fringe benefits in addition to all above mentioned advantages for instance it can also be used for protecting the general well-being of the occupants of a space, it can be of great use to the hospitals in preventing post operative infections by removing airborne bacteria from operating room. It even helps to extend the shelf life of perishable dairy products by removing airborne mold during processing operations.
The concept of an air purifier is rather new to the Asian subcontinent but so was the concept of a water filter and look where that has reached today. We are accustomed to the habit of being inspired by the west when it comes to new technology, but the concept of air purifiers just like water filter needs to developed in the South Asian market as pollution here has reached its highest.
In a nut shell, an Air purifier is in times today an essential appliance for your wellbeing.