Need of Air Purifier!

Do we need AIR Purifier’s?

Every now and then we hear that “Delhi” is the most polluted cities of the world. A recent study published in Journal -Lancet has quoted that “Country’s air is turning more toxic by the day”, with Air pollution killing 2 people in India every minute .

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Its so frequent to read that PM2.5 levels in Delhi are 10-15times higher than what WHO has prescribed (>120micrograms/cubic metre)

! Approx. 18000 people die every day due to immense Air pollution

! >80% people are exposed to high Air pollution levels

! It all is leading to more and more people getting prone to Pneumonia, respiratory problems, Lung cancers, Heart problems, Pulmonary disorders

! Every breath we take is a killer breath, be it breathing in the garden for the sake of jogging & walking

Isn’t all this scary? Further its not just an Outdoor pollution, it has come to notice that Indoor air pollution (being termed as Silent Killer)is  a major health problem for close to 3 billion people globally . Leave globally, we can’t even ask to keep homes properly ventilated due to the amount of toxic air outside the homes.

So what leaves us with the measure?

Let me share you my own example living in Delhi & having a 2year old kid. In Oct he had severe chest congestion which was not being recovered even after multiple strong doses for kids leaving the doctor frustrated.  With immense discussion, my doctor suggested me to leave Delhi for next 15-20 days & move out in Hills or small town just to breathe fresh air. Well that might sound funny or crazy, but this instance can measure the intensity of the problem with kids who are being brought up in tis environment . Yes, we did not go to the hills due to other commitments but then we made a choice of getting an “Air purifier” installed at our place .

With the single reason, at least we get chance to breathe pure air for 8-10 hours daily, leave aside any immunity factor.

So let me just brief you as to how Air Purifiers actually works:

The air inside the homes is more dirtier and can be house of many air contaminants. Moistures can lead to spores formation , even cooling systems circulate dust & bacteria’s. Entry of pollens can easily make one allergic.

Most commonly Air purifiers use fine filters that filters various particles, big & small circulating in the air. This filter basically exchanges the air using a fan to draw air via purifier. The dust & particles remain on the filters of purifier & pure air circulates in the room. Hence it is suggested that finer the filter is, better the functionality . HEPA Air filters are one of the kind which are made from tiny glass fibers which have immense protection from these air pollutants usually above 0.3 Microns. More the air passes in filters, cleaner will it become.

Now the question comes to selection?

Well we believed in “Pureit from HUL” which removes 99% of 6 widest range of pollutants in just 1hr-

  • Cigarette Smoke
  • Dust (like airborne micro-dust)
  • Particulate Matter (like PM 2.5 and PM 10)
  • Air Borne Bacteria (similar to Tuberculosis and Conjunctivitis)
  • Air Borne Virus (similar to H1N1 and Influenza)
  • Allergens (Pollen, Mold Spores, Dust Mites and Pet Dander)

It also comes with World’s First Refresh display, which refreshes your room air every 13 mins and shows you how many refreshes have happened since the purifier has started working.

It also has some unique features as :

  • Air Quality Indicator -detecting the pollutants & displaying every 2sec
  • It comes with 3 different fan speed
  • Have no-noise sleep- Using Night mode
  • Low Power consumption -as low as a ceiling fan.

Why we feel that Pureit air Purifier is one of the Best in Market ?

  • It is the only Air Purifier certified for a measurable efficiency of 99% removal of 6 different pollutants in an hour.
  • Their devices have not originated in China, rather have been designed in world class standards in Korea.
  • It runs Asia’s first Air Lab, which is the only lab in Asia that can test Virus removal.
  • It is a known brand in Water purification, making about 1 million water purifiers in India alone every year and is the world’s largest Water Purifier Brand.

Let’s join Pureit in their awareness campaign towards Air Pollution in Delhi & help ourselves lead a pure and healthy life!

https://www.pureitwater.com/air/

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Turning Roof into a Green Playground

We are living in a Jungle made of Steel and concrete . Yes , that how a modern metro city can be defined . With growing Population due to  large volume of people moving towards Metro city for Job opportunities , their is a hugh spurge in Skyscrapers  buildings for residential and commercial purposes . As per Sqft Prices are going up , the average size of a flat is reducing , no. of floors on a tower is increasing and many of the parks , garden have been legally/illegally encroached to turn them into profitable business means .

Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts
Rapid Form of Urbanization .. Buildings growing taller then EGO/ANGER of their resiednts

One of my childhood friend ( Ashish Kalra ) lives in a Greater Noida in a  residential complex  made by prominent Builder with 5 towers located closeby with a occupancy of almost 5000 persons . Being a prime city location , there are 18- 20 more complex located in vicinity . So a nearby park is 4-5 km away from his house .Although , as per govt rules and to market these projects the builders shows lush green parks and jogging tracks in their sales brochure but in reality most of these are converted into parking space for 2/4 Wheeler’s leaving no space for tress/garden for people to breathe in fresh air even at early morning hours . There are club houses for kids activities and RWA assembly but they are more sort of Big size AC containers .

To make up for lack of fresh air , modern solution  was providing AIR-PURIFIER in each home which can virtually make you feel safe . But me and my friend comes from a generation where we spend almost 50% of our time in our home town closed to nature , walking in woods , playing sports in green field and roaming around spotting flowers/fruits/vegetables and even taking short naps between tuition on the benchmark below shades of trees in park located everywhere in town few footsteps away .

Definitely  work compulsion have bounded to live closeby to office in these skyscrapers , but deep inside we missed those breeze of air and knew that without closeness to mother earth our kids immunity towards disease and the feel of freshness which unleash creative side of brain/mind would suffer as they grow old .

So almost after 6 months , During a meeting of RWA held to approve permission to open Restaurant on roof of all 7 towers helping them to  earn Roof Rent and fixed fees from franchise which would reduce AMC charges for all Flat owners . As the proposal was providing monetary benefit , everyone agreed to it . But ASHISH has a different thought in mind and asked 7 days to evaluate pro-cons and meet again . As the suggestion was coming from Ex-IIT , IIM passout  , Committe agreed to follow .

In Next Meeting , ASHISH Showed a Presentation on concept of ” TERRACE GARDEN ” , how the place which is currently dumped with waste building material , chillar units , Dish attenna and mobile tower can be converted into a perfect hangout place for everyone to chat / play / discuss and get close with nature .

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How it can be a workshop on growing organic food . How can it reduce cooling requirement for the building . After this he introduced a Child Specialist who demonstrated how kids of the block are suffering from asthama and other disease due to lack of fresh air and how this rooftop garden can benefit them . For Housewife’s , Senior Citizen ad kids these place can be a meeting point close to nature . The IDEA got real appreciation from all of the residents and they applauded on the thought process of Ashish which goes way beyond commercial sense and instantly brought real happiness on face of all . images (1)

Everyone agreed to contribute in term of there skill set and profession for realizing the concept and agreed to form 5 CLUB HOUSES with names derived from  ” ELEMENTS OF EARTH ” . Every Saturday was en-marked for get-together and people avoiding past meeting as they felt jailed in those club house were first one to confirm .

And After 2 months of effort and work , a portion of dull steel – concrete jungle was replaced by ” GREEN SMILE ” . A view which instantly brought relief to resident’s eyesight and people who used to spend evening endlessly switching TV Channel and kids glued to Mobile games were all on the roof . Playing , Eating , Sharing ideas and watching the mother nature delivering its magic on plants .

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It shows , being progressive doesn’t mean you are confined by virtual walls know as Status .  Rather move out and be open for all as mother nature , who teaches us perfect lesson of humbleness which treat everyone and anyone as it’s kids without playing  favoritism .

Kissan has started a similar initiative to bring us back memories of good time and urge to get back to our roots to relish real love and care . Do checkout their TVC which brought a  smile on my face lasting for a long time .#RealTogetherness