Air pollution in India is breaking records and we are running out of clean air. Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region) cities are among the most polluted cities in the world. The records show that about 10,000 people a year may die prematurely in Delhi due to air pollution. If Delhi follows the air-quality standards set by WHO, its people will live for 8 years more.
Do we need air-purifiers at home?
• Air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; it is the fifth-largest killer in India.
• Poor quality air irreversibly damages the lungs of 2.2 million or 50 percent of all children in Delhi.
•Burning of fossil fuels like petrol, coal and other combustible substances is the major cause of air pollution. Vehicles release hazardous gases but our dependence on the automobiles is dominating over health concerns. Silly of us.
• Agricultural activities like using insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers plus the burning of stubble spur crucial rise in air pollution.
•13 out of the 25 most polluted cities of the world are in India. Authorities are finding it difficult to cope with the situation.
• Children and old people suffer the most because of the weak lungs. Air-purifiers promise to decrease the acuteness of the problem at least indoors.
•It is advisable to install good quality Air-purifiers at home to stay safe indoors when pollution is unbelievably high.
I’ve complied a list of some good Air-purifiers for the ready reference.
1) Philips AC1215/20 Air purifier, removes 99.97% airborne pollutants with 4-stage filtration.
2) Philips AC2887/20 High Efficiency Air purifier, removes 99.97% airborne pollutants with numerical PM2.5 display, ideal for master bedroom
Dedicated pollution, allergen and bacteria/virus auto modes, 100 percent ozone free, Wattage: 60 watts.
3) Havells Freshia AP-20 40-Watt Air Purifier with Remote (White/Blue)
4) Honeywell Air Touch i8 42-Watt Air Purifier (Champagne Gold)
5) KENT ALPS 55-Watt Air Purifier (White)