About air pollution
Air pollution can harm humans, animals, plants and can even damage buildings.
While most air pollution is man-made, it can also occur naturally as a result of wild fires.
Air pollution is most common in cities where there are emissions coming from many different places.
However, even in smaller towns and cities there still are often problems with air pollution and many suffer the effects of breathing contaminated air.
Dangers of air pollution
Some air pollutants include carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen oxides, ground-level ozone, particulate matter (PM2.5) and sulfur oxides.
The microscopic particulate matter can reach deep into your lungs and poses a great threat to health.
Exposure to particle pollution has been linked to premature death and many illnesses.
Different areas each have varying levels of particle pollution; you can use our online tool to check the air quality and levels of pollutants where you are by clicking here.
The Health Effects Linked To Poor Air Quality
Breathing in contaminated air can results in a wide variety of health problems and complications.
Here are some of the health effects linked to poor air quality:
- Small particles (known as PM2.5 or fine particulate matter) such as bacteria and viruses like COVID-19 pose the greatest problems because they bypass the body’s natural defences and can get deep into your lungs and potentially your bloodstream.
- Aggravated asthma.
- Development of chronic respiratory disease in children.
- Development of chronic bronchitis or chronic obstructive lung disease.
- Premature death in people with heart or lung disease, including death from lung cancer.
- Sulphur and Nitrogen dioxide can cause respiratory problems such as bronchitis. It may cause coughing, wheezing, phlegm and asthma attacks.
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
- Shortness of breath.
- Hypersensitivity and allergies.
- Sinus congestion.
- Coughing and sneezing.
Purify contaminated air indoors
You can still breathe safe and clean air with an air purifier capable of removing harmful pollutants.
Our medical grade purifiers capture, kill and convert harmful pollutants including formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), ammonia, odour, ozone, bacteria, virus (including COVID-19), pollen, Carbon Monoxide, Benzene, Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and particles smaller than PM2.5.
Intelligent sensors automatically detects particles and gases in your room, constantly reporting them on the LED screen along with temperature and humidity levels.
Purer Clean Air® purifiers are rated as HEPA filter, MERV 13 – medical grade.
Purer Clean Air® purifiers are rated as P4 and F4 grades, the highest levels of performance on the CCM scale.
Purify the air In vehicles
Using our vehicle air purifiers you are able to provide yourself and your passengers with safe air to breathe in the car.
Air pollutants found in vehicles include nitrogen dioxide, sulphur dioxide, micron-level particulate matter, carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons. All have a damaging impact on the health of people and the environment. Many areas and particularly cities still fail to meet the health based national air quality objectives and limit values – especially for smaller particles and nitrogen dioxide.
The use of our In Vehicle air filtration units with patented DNO filters will purify air pollutants including formaldehyde, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), ammonia, odour, ozone, bacteria, virus (including COVID-19), pollen, Carbon Monoxide, Benzene, Sulphur Dioxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and particles smaller than PM2.5.