The increasing presence of pollutants and contaminants in the air have led to an increased pursuit of solutions. Every day we get exposed to organic pollutants, toxins and carcinogens which could build up to become damaging to your health.
Recent research has shown that despite all of the pollution risk faced outside the home, the kitchen could have even worse air pollution than any city center. Indeed, indoor air pollution can be thrice as noxious as high traffic areas. Gas cookers have been seen to produce toxic levels of carbon dioxide, with air fresheners contributing their quota to air pollution within the kitchen.
With the use of air purifiers, some of these pollutants and air microbes can be removed; cleansing the air for your consumption. There are many benefits that make having an air purifier in the home and in your kitchen a no-brainer.
HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) Filters
Every air purifier is fitted with HEPA filters that help clean the air around. These filters attack and get rid of air impurities and contaminants. HEPA filters can remove dust particles (dust, pet dander, smoke, bacteria, etc.) bigger than the standard 0.3 microns, up to 99.9%. It thus renders the air dust free.
Air purifiers come with a number of health benefits. Studies have shown that indoor air pollutants account for (cause or worsen) about half of all major health issues. Air purifiers work at removing most of the airborne particles within an environment. As a result, air purifiers help prevent problems such as allergies to air particles – which may be indicated through eye and nose irritations, headaches, and asthma among others.
No one likes odors. An odorous room or building repels individuals and might pose minor health concerns to others. Spices, curry and onions carry strong odors that can last long after you are done cooking. If you desire your kitchen to smell fresh, without the risks associated with air fresheners you might consider an air purifier. Air purifiers contain ozone purifiers. These ozone purifiers expel medicinal odors, residual smoke (cigarette or other), cooking odors (onions, spices, vegetables, etc.) and any other odors present. Some air purifiers are specially equipped to tackle stale home odors.
There is no shortage of bacteria in every household. Sneezing and coughing spreads bacteria in the air, and the warm, humid nature of certain areas in the home breeds bacteria and can cause serious maladies. Kitchen with all of the food it houses also has the potential of housing more bacteria than other parts of the home. Ionic air purifiers with UV-C sanitizers use electrostatic purification to remove allergens, unfriendly odors, irritants and dust. With an ozone power of (03) < 0.05ppm, UV-C sanitizers are effective at removing allergy causing pollutants in the air.
Not all air purifiers are ideal for your needs. While some are better at breaking down residual smoke, gasses and odors in the air; others are much better in handling allergy-causing particles; others tackle toxic gasses and chemicals that could cause lung cancer; and so on. Be sure what your target is and be sure that your air purifier can actually achieve that target. Most importantly, before purchasing an air purifier make sure your kitchen and home have been assessed by an air quality specialist.
Home Air Quality Check for Healthy Indoor Air
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