Air Quality Declines in Delhi: How Effective Are Air Purifiers?
Air quality has plunged again in the national capital. The city's air quality slumped to the "severe" category due to a dust storm in northwest India.
So as air pollution continues to haunt our health, air purifiers and pollution masks seem like the best friends we desperately need by our sides. So how effective are these air purifiers really, how many do you need in your house and do they really protect us from this toxic air?
To clear all doubts and answer all our questions, I decided to speak to an expert.
How Effective is an Air Purifier?
Anupam Mathur, Sales Director, Honeywell explains that there are a lot of myths in the market about what an air purifier actually does.
How Can Air in Large Spaces Be Cleaned?
Can something be inserted into air conditioners in offices that can clean the air?
He adds that adding filters to air-conditioners, however, can obstruct not just the air but the process of air-conditioning itself.
How Effective Are N95 Masks?
Mathur labels the N95 masks as the ‘gold standard on PM 2.5’. The particle filter built into them prevents basic pollutants and PM 2.5 to pass through, ensuring inhalation of cleaner air.
What Steps Can Be Taken To Reduce Pollution?
Will Installing Filters in ACs Help?
And as for air purifiers, my Air Quality Monitor questions their impact when they are kept at even a little distance away from the air purifiers. They lure you with a false sense of security.
But with the paucity of options available, they might be here to stay.
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