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Why your car air purifier will make you a better parent

by Vidya Sury September 8, 2017 10 comments
Why your car air purifier will make you a better parent Vidya Sury

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 solution?

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.

Philips GoPure Compact 100 Airmax Car air purifier

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

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.Philips GoPure Compact 100 Airmax Car air purifier
    • 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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Asha September 9, 2017 at 12:54 pm

Good product. Very needed in today’s polluted environs and even more of a boon for people like me who are allergic.

ashish bist June 27, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Looking at the current scenario, the Government of India should make it compulsory to keep one such product at your home. It will not only save lives but the hospital bills for both the parents and the government. I hope, the Methanol plants are built quickly in the neighboring states, so that the pollution from the agricultural waste can be reduced.
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Buck May September 15, 2018 at 6:20 pm

Basically, an air purifier is a contrivance that pulls out the impurities from the air in a compartment. It is highly advantageous to the individuals having asthma or any kind of allergies. The engine air filter performs the task of cleaning. But over the time, it gets clogged with dirt, pollen, and debris. Well, in that case, the role of an air purifier can never be understated. Using an air purifier in the convertible does not imply you will skip the task of air filter replacement completely. Absolutely not. Only you can put this auto upkeep assignment on hold for a few days. So, you should replace the air filter timely, and use an air purifier to reduce the possibility of inhaling toxic air while driving the roadster.

Malisha Mishel December 5, 2018 at 1:04 am

You are right, Philips GoPure Compact 100 Airmax Car Air purifier is really a good air purifier. I’m also using this air purifier in my car. It’s really of great quality. Thank you for informing some new tips on the air purifier with us. Learned something new! 🙂

sam July 10, 2019 at 7:34 pm

Exposure to indoor air pollution has been linked to the development of everything from infections to asthma to lung cancer. It can also cause less serious side effects such as headaches, nasal congestion, nausea, fatigue and dry eyes. Having a good air purifier at our home and office can definitely save us from many health hezards.
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airy July 21, 2019 at 12:15 am

Polluted air poses a high risk of developing respiratory disorders and can be potentially harmful to people already suffering from respiratory problems. But you’ll be glad you have an option of personal air purifier hanging around your neck, kept by your side, perched on your desk at work, or by your bed at night. They’re great for taking along with you while traveling as well.
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John November 4, 2019 at 5:04 pm

Thanks, Vidya! This is a great post — I often talk about the importance of indoor air quality in our homes and offices, and I really like that you shed some light on the importance of air purifiers in the car. This is definitely something I need to consider for myself and my family. Thanks again!
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Shraddha June 11, 2021 at 3:08 pm

Indian summers are here and along with the unbearable heat, the dust and polluted air are also back with a vengeance. The air these days is thick with smoke, dust, harmful particulate matter, and most of all, the lethal covid particles that remain suspended in the air.
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Amber Lee May 11, 2022 at 11:36 pm

Wow! I’ve never though of putting an air purifier in my car, but it makes great sense to! Especially when I think of all the particles a vehicle can produce, trap, and outdoor air pollution. Thank you for taking your time to write and share this blog.
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manisha mishtra July 26, 2022 at 11:21 am

Yes absolutely right. I have been using it for 5 years. Thank you so much for sharing new tips and I got to know new things.


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