Yesterday, I waved to a parent driving off to drop her kids in school. I noticed that the kids wore masks, to fight air pollution.
With every passing day, the air we breathe is turning more and more toxic.
My local pharmacy tells me that pollution mask sales are rapidly on the rise. Did you know that every day, at least two people die from air pollution, according to a study by UK medical journal, The Lancet? The study states, “
a million Indians die each year from ambient air pollution, which has become the deadliest form of pollution and the fourth leading risk factor for premature deaths, worldwide.”
I could give you more details about that study, but I am sure you get the point. In fact, according to Greenpeace’s report,
“India’s air pollution has become a public health and economic crisis.”
India also has some of the worst polluted cities in the world. Certainly not a statistic to be proud of!
Inside the home, there are a hundred ways to tackle air pollution. What about when we go outside? Especially if you drive a car? Of course, I can instantly think of five ways to prevent outdoors air pollution.
- Sell your car (Really?)
- Stop going outside (Yeah, right!)
- Move to a place far away (Like where? Iceland?
- Live in a bubble (So practical)
- Install an air purifier in each room of the house (*Raised eyebrow*)
Not very clever, right? Obviously we cannot avoid going outside—to work, to school, to play.
Today, practically every family gets around on its own wheels. I read somewhere that the level of air pollutants is three times what you see on the highway. And to think that in a parked car, those air pollutants are having a party with the windows shut! How are you going to clean up after that?
Philips has recently launched two variants of their car air purifier, the Slimline 230 and the GoPure Compact 100 Airmax.
My cousin uses the Compact Airmax 100 to make sure that his 8-year-old daughter and his nieces, and his family breathe fresh air. But first let’s understand…
… Why you should not ignore the danger of breathing polluted air
That high levels of air pollution pose a major health hazard is something we all know. Exposure to urban smog and certain toxic air pollutants cause an irritation in the eyes, nose and throat. It can also lead to wheezing, coughing, a tightness in the chest and difficulty in breathing.
Those with existing heart and lung health problems suffer more. Even for normal people, air pollution increases the risk of heart attack. Long-term exposure is known to cause cancer, besides damaging the immune, neurological, reproductive, and respiratory systems. Sometimes, air pollution can be fatal.
Did you know there’s something called particle pollution in the outdoor air that comes from vehicle exhaust and industrial sources? This accelerates heart disease and worsens respiratory problems, increasing the risk of early death. While bigger particles can be sneezed or coughed out, the smaller ones are trapped in the lungs and can enter the lungs, damaging our health.
For parents, this is an even more serious issue
Children are the most vulnerable to allergens and dust as their metabolisms are not fully developed and cannot eliminate pollutants like adults can. Having pets in your car simply adds to this.
Considering that the monsoons are in full swing with mounds of garbage festering everywhere, AND with Diwali around the corner, I dread to think of the outdoor air we must inevitably breathe.
The Philips GoPure Compact 100 Airmax Car air purifier. This is a portable, plug-and-play, palm sized air purifier that you can place anywhere inside your car. It operates automatically after ignition, giving you and your family a healthier driving experience, breathing fresh air.
Who needs this?
- Perfectly healthy people, because you want to stay healthy, right?
- Those suffering from allergies
- Those who drive with kids
- Pregnant women
- Asthma patients
- Pet owners
- Those who enjoy long distance travel specially with kids, pregnant women, allergy sufferers, asthmatic patients and pet owners
A brief overview of Philips GoPure Compact 100 Airmax Car Air purifier
- Compact design, weighs much less than a kilogram
- Easy to install and operate, and comes with a 4 m 12V power cable and mounting accessories. You can safely install it on the dashboard, headrest, under seats and rear deck
- Clean air efficiency with healthy air in your car in just 13 minutes. Cleans 50% of all fine particles inside an average sedan car, removing dust, allergens, smoke, bacteria, viruses and odor
- Keeps you and your family in good health with unique 3-stage “SelectFilter” high-efficiency filtration technology. This efficiently removes Fine Particles and Toxic Gases, neutralizes and eliminates toxic gases and chemicals from the air through a powerful adsorption and oxidation process.
- Fine particles removed with a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR) of 14m3/hour. This includes cigarette smoke, pollens, human hair, pet hair, dust, pollen, dust, PM2.5 particles, and airborne virus or bacteria superior to 0,3 micron.
- toxic gases are removed and neutralized with a CADR of 11.5m3/hour. This includes car exhaust fumes, chemicals emitted by plastic materials and finishes used in car interiors, smoke, and odor emitting substances e.g. volatile organic coumpounds (VOCs), toluene, formaldehyde and food smells
- Tells you when to replace your filter. Filter lifetime is up to 350 hours and can be used up to one year, based on air quality.
- Automatically switches on and off. Switches on when you start your car and has a two speed filtration power adjustment.
As a trusted name with experience in home purification systems and over 100 years in the automotive industry, Philips created the GoPure Automotive Clean Air System for the most effective air cleaning performance in the market.
Why do I recommend this product as a parent?
Simple! If there’s one thing a parent prioritizes, it is the health of her kids. Everything else comes second.
And I know from personal experience how frustrating it is to live with a bouquet of respiratory issues. My Mom suffered from interstitial lung disease. My son had chronic wheezing and is still prone to them. I can never forget how he suffered during allergy season, sometimes having to miss school because of sleepless nights.
The worst thing is, the immune system takes a hit and that’s not what a parent wants for her child.
Of course there’s ongoing treatment, but isn’t it sensible to proactively do something about air pollution?
Does it not feel good to drive without sneezing at the peak of the allergy season?
Does it not feel great to breathe fresh air?
Install the Philips Compact Airmax 100 car air purifier in your car today.
Take control of your health.
When it comes to your family’s health, there is no compromise.
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