As winter is here, the weather is becoming drier, accounting for higher amounts of dust particles in the air. With so much accumulation visible on the pieces of furniture at home, imagine how much dust we are actually inhaling throughout the day!
Air pollution is the greatest environmental threat to public health globally and accounts for an estimated 7 million premature deaths every year . Invisible particles in the air have the capability to penetrate every cell and organ in our bodies, causing acute and chronic diseases including asthma, strokes, heart attacks and dementia. Moreover, many babies also suffer from adverse, long-term impacts of breathing polluted air from their very beginning. On top of that, inhaling such polluted air creates incomparable difficulties for people suffering from respiratory problems and seasonal allergies.
To make things worse, the Air Quality Index (AQI) of Bangladesh (particularly Dhaka), mostly remains around the “Unhealthy” level, causing the city to often being ranked highly among the “most polluted cities in the world”. PM2.5 (tiny particles of 2.5 microns or less in diameter that can cause an array of dangerous health complications ) concentration in Dhaka is mostly seen to be few folds of the WHO annual air quality guideline value .
We may think that we are safe indoors, but turns out that the quality of air outside the house has been found to be better (if not the same as) than inside the house . A number of pollutants including biological pollutants such as dust mites, cockroach parts, bacteria or viruses, pet dander and pollen can be found in the air. Besides, harmful gas and chemicals such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, etc. are also emitted indoors, catering to the birth or worsening of serious health hazards.
Now the question arises – is there any solution? Fortunately, the answer is yes. Technology has stepped in to introduce easy solutions to such issues, enabling us to breathe safe to live safe. Combatting outdoor air pollution is still a long-term battle to fight, however, a wide range of air purifiers are now available in the market to keep the indoor air clean. Among the available ones in the market, Samsung’s air purifier stands out with its unique offerings. The South Korean tech company’s HEPA Filter and Wi-Fi enabled air purifiers cover relatively larger areas so that you are never out of the safety bubble – be it your home or office!
Moreover, the quality of indoor air can easily be known through the machine’s digital display. A Laser PM Sensor detects the tiniest dust particles (till less than 1.0㎛) and gaseous contaminants. The numeric display then shows the exact level of PM1.0/2.5/10 sized air pollution and highlights how clean the air is with a 4-color Indicator. They have a multi-layered purification process to purify the tiny particles, harmful gases and germs present in the indoor air, by extracting larger dust particles; while an Activated Carbon Deodorization Filter removes harmful gases. The HEPA Filtration with ultrafine dust filter then captures up to 99.97% of 0.3㎛ sized dust. On top of that, their three-way airflow technology ensures germ-free fresh air within moments. Their Auto Mode senses the air pollution level and automatically adjusts the power and fan speed, significantly saving effort and energy use. And making life even easier, these machines can easily be controlled with the SmartThings app.
When buying any tech product, sustainability and quality come first. Hence, buying the best quality air purifier in the market ensures health for you and your family. Keeping that in mind, Samsung is offering three types of air purifiers, with prices ranging from BDT 24,900 to BDT 47,900.
Hence, it is very much possible to tackle indoor air pollution with such technology, truly allowing you to get home after a long day at work to an actual breath of fresh air!