Alternative solutions for better air quality in the home and office are being sought by everyone who want cleaner indoor air. We spend 90% of our time indoors and the impact of air pollution affects us more in these spaces than outdoor air. Buildings often emit toxic chemicals from paint, carpet, cement, glue, mold, and other indoor pollutants. In addition, there are issues with air conditioners and heating ducts recirculating bad air. The forced air dries out mucus membranes, further aggravating allergies and causing inhabitants (especially in office settings) to catch colds and flus and contract other respiratory tract infections.
Globally, on a broader scale, air pollution is an epidemic with some areas in China recording air quality of 1000 PM 2.5. To put this in perspective, PM 2.5 are fine particles less than 2.5 micrometres in diameter that can lodge in the lungs and get into the bloodstream. The World Health Organization says anything over 25 PM 2.5 is a health hazard. Meanwhile, in India, the air purifier industry is growing at 45% CAGR and will increase to 55-50% CAGR in the next four years, according to Quartz.
Air purifiers can offer a high-tech solution by removing impurities such as dust particles (including PM 2.5 particles – which cause the most damage to human health), pollen, smoke and other airborne irritants. Some air purifiers go further to remove particles from the air all of the way to PM 0.007. This helps to not only provide uncontaminated air but also reduces allergic reaction and asthma attacks. LifeAir, a fast-growing Swedish company, is capable of removing such particles down to PM 0.007. This technology addresses more than 90% of all particles in the air. The IonFlow air purifiers also neutralize more than 97% of viruses in the air helping to protect against influenza, bacteria and other microbes. The three options offered by LifeAir are stylish and add to the décor while bridging the gap offered to consumers as a device that enhances both personal health and environment.