The weather has been quite bad lately. It has been really hot and humid. The PSI has been fluctuating between the moderate and unhealthy range due to the lack and rain and incidents of forest fires in our neighbouring countries.
Many people around have been failing sick and the poor air quality that we breath in certainly has contributed to this occurring.
Bad air quality can make one sick and trigger sicknesses like Asthma and other allergies. I sure that no one wants to fall ill. I certainly don’t!!
It doesn’t mean that the indoor air quality is better then the outdoors if you keep your doors and window’s shut. On the contrary it is possible for indoor air to be up to 30 times more polluted then outdoors.
VOCs, Formaldehyde, Fungi, Mould, Bacteria, Viruses, Pet Hair, and Dust Mites may be present in the house that contribute to the air being polluted.
Although it is impossible to control the quality of air outdoors it is certainly possible to improve the quality of air indoors if you have an air purifier in the house.
The kids and I were down at the Philips Roadshow at Vivo City earlier on this week to view the Breathing Wall, an installation art between Philips and Nils Volker , a Berlin-based media artist who specialises in fusing technology and art to create unique sensorial experiences.
The Breathing Wall was design to engage Singaporeans and in turn educate them on the the importance of indoor air quality. This is in relations to the ongoing campaign called #AirMatters.
The art work stimulated the pattern of air sacs in the lung which inflate and deflate as air is breathed in. The boys used a balloon to show how particles can get stuck in our breathing tubes during the expansion and contraction that occurs during breathing.
Polluted air ,and in particular Particle pollution, can increase the risk of heart disease, lung cancer and asthma attacks and can interfere with the growth and work of the lungs. If those particles get stuck in our lungs there is no way of removing them. Breathing particle pollution may trigger illness, hospitalization and result in most severe cases, premature death.
There are millions of air particles surrounding us which are invisible to the naked eye. This concept can certainly be really hard for one to visualize. Especially for a child.
The kids were able to “see” for themselves what “air” looks like in a space with the living room set up at the roadshow. There were plastic blue bubbles being used to represent air particulars which filled up an open space and they came in very useful when I explained the concept of air occupying space to them.
The kids received an impromptu Science lesson when they got to actually “see” how air occupies space and what effect it has on our surrounding environment.
There was a information board on display which runs a slideshow on the LCD screen. near the breathing wall. This Q & A Panel provided visuals and answers to questions such as
– How effective is Philips’ air purifier in filtering ultra-fine particles?
– Ozone pollution may cause respiratory health problems. True or false?
-Can air conditioners can filter as well as air purifiers?
It was interesting to learn about the different facts regarding air quality and how to select a suitable air purifier from the information shared on the Q & A board.
One could also show that they cared about air by snapping a selfie , tagging it with #airmatters and sharing across the various social media platforms like twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
It was at the Philips Roadshow where we were introduced to this beauty- Philips Combi (2 in 1) AC 4081/31.
Having a Philips Combi (2 in 1) in the house would be the ideal product to have to combat indoor air pollution.
Retailing at $1,099 the Dual Sensor AC 4081/31 which has VitaShield IPS & NanoCloud is able to provide the double benefit of a Air Purifier and a Humidifier.
It helps to maintain a optimal humidity level of between 40-60% while not emitting any unnatural artificial compounds. This makes the air at home healthier, comfortable and refreshing to breathe.
** Do note that one should not drip essential oils into the water tank of the AC4081 as it may damage or hamper the usage of the air purifier. It is advisable to use a separate diffuser for oils if you desire the use of essential oils together with the air purifier.
Even though air quality can be easily measured with a IAQ-Calc Indoor Air quality Meter this device is not readily available for an average household.
The Philips Combi (2 in 1) eliminates the need for having such a gadget as the built-in particle sensor measures the air quality in the room and automatically selects the appropriate speed setting to guarantee the best possible air quality in your rooms.
With an advanced 3-step filtration system the air is cleaned of harmful agents in stages:
- HEPA filter with antibacterial coating filters out fine dust and eliminates germs and mould. High grade HEPA filter that can remove up to PM0.3 sized particles, trapping 99.97% of particles – highlight effective in haze situations.
- Antibacterial pre-filter catches big particles like regular house dust
- Activated carbon filter removes odors and harmful gases
- Natural filtration (better for asthma patients) – Competitors’ionic/plasmacluster machines charge particles in the air to attract them but generates trace amount of ozone. Ozone has harmful effects to human health and those especially susceptible include people with asthma and pulmonary disease patients.
The Air Quality Indicator on the machine clearly shows air quality level (Blue-Good, Purple – Fair & Red – Bad)
A Healthy Air Protect Alert gives you a timely warning when to replace the filter. When the filter is not replaced in time, the appliance stops functioning to avoid no effect since the filter is full. It is your assurance of healthy air always.
This air purifier is certainly one that you can consider to purchase if you need one for your home.
Other models of Philips Air Purifiers on sale
30th March to 5th April
Vivo City Level 1 ( Outside Bakerzin)
Read my review on the Philips Ac 4014
Disclaimer: This is an Advertorial by Philips. The opinions expressed herein are those of Dominique’s and are not indicative of the opinions of Philips .