Technology has been advancing towards improved parenthood experience. Here is a list of such technologies to have
Do I Need an Air Purifier?
he first step would be checking outdoor air quality as industry and traffic have a significant role in releasing hazardous chemicals into the air. The most health-relevant air pollutants are particulate matter (PM) with a diameter of 10 micron or less, which can penetrate deep inside the lungs and induce reaction of the surface and defense cells. Average particulate air pollution levels in many developing cities can be 4-15 times higher than WHO air quality guideline levels. Concentration of carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matters (PM10, and PM2.5), sulfur dioxide (SO2), Nitrogen dioxide (NO2), Ozone (O3), Nitrogen monoxide (NO) are important factors defining outdoor air quality. Outdoor air may have enough ozone to react with skin oils and is irritating to lung tissue and can produce toxic by-products in reaction with some cleaning products based on citrus and terpene extracts. However, indoor air quality is not only defined by the outdoor air. Airborne allergens, bacteria, fungi and viruses can still grow indoor. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) also need to be considered as their concentration can be several times more during winter when the windows are shut and they are trapped inside in absence of air exchange. VOCs can be found in paints and coating of walls, and furniture, cleaning products with cholorofluorocarbons and cholorocarbons, fossil fuels used directly and indirectly, benzene in tobacco smoke, and perchloroethylene used for dry cleaning. Most factors in the air have compounding long impact on health rather than an acute toxic effect. Hence, poor air quality can remain unrecognized without proper measurement apparatus. You may buy and install the required equipment to monitor air quality continuously or occasionally rent them which puts the latest technology in your hands at a lower cost. As the air quality change, the measurements need to be repeated and compare with the maximum allowed levels defined by the regional regulating agencies.
Technology today allows enhancing indoor air quality by filtering particulate matters and eliminating microorganism.
AC3256/10 air purifier with high-efficiency particulate absorber (HEPA) qualification than can remove allergens, pollen, house dust, particles as small as 0.02 microns, odor and gases from the air. Removes up to 99.97% of common allergens in the air, hence suitable for people suffering from allergies with specially developed allergy mode. Effective for the room sizes of up to 95 m². Low noise sleep mode and easy auto-mode and app in a higher model for controlling the device. AeraSense technology informs about the air quality in real-time.
PU6080 intense Pure Air Connect XL air purifier displays indoor and outdoor air quality with different controls of speed, auto-mode, timer and app for controlling the device. Has four filter levels against100% allergen and free-floating particles. Smart control including auto day and night modes and detection of poor air quality with touch panel. Effective for the room sizes of up to 33 m².