Mr. Shuvendu Mazumdar, National Product Manager- SHARP Air Purifier Business
Dangerous. Hazardous. Apocalyptic. Many environmentalists had used such words for Air Quality soon after Diwali this year. Of course, it had to do with the air pollution levels in Delhi. The National Capital and its inhabitants struggled for a breath of fresh air for months. The Air Quality Index reached the dangerous level of over 1000. Till date, it hovers around 400 mark, which is considered to be unhealthy. Research on air pollution from Delhi and surrounding areas revealed that all-natural-cause mortality and morbidity increased with higher air pollution. Moreover, symptoms like Nasal Blockage, Allergy, dryness of skin and even children falling sick frequently are on rise in lieu of bad Air Quality for a considerable period.
It’s true that many of us might not suffer from serious health conditions because of air pollution immediately. But the damage is slow, progressive and often permanent. From irritations of eyes and mouth to depleted energy levels, respiratory issues and drastically reduced lung function; air pollution can have a devastating impact on your overall health. If you think you can safeguard yourself from the ill effects of air pollution by staying indoors then think again. Several studies have noted that indoor air quality all over the country remains abysmal and can be the cause of serious health hazards. With every breath some pollutant or the other enters our body, bombarding our immune system thus affecting our health. If we can reduce the intake of toxic pollutants by breathing clean and fresh air at least while we are sleeping, inflammation can be reduced which in turn reduces sick days. Several research documents and field trials have proven the effectiveness of Air Purifier at homes or other indoor spaces, but they can be can be more effective if used for a longer duration of time and at a stretch.