Air purifiers help in the fight against viruses
Whether at home or at the workplace: We spend up to 90% of the day in enclosed spaces. And that trend is increasing. Whether working, sleeping, shopping or eating – most activities take place indoors. We rarely give much consideration to the air we breathe in these rooms, although it can actually be far more heavily contaminated than the outside air.
There’s something in the air!
You can’t always see it or smell it, but indoor air is full of fine particles and pollutants. Pollen, house dust, tobacco smoke and cooking fumes all adversely affect air quality in a visible way – but what about viruses, bacteria or mould spores? They spread, unnoticed, between rooms, just like gases, fine particulates, odours, particles from furniture, carpets and electronics too. Each of these can pollute the air significantly. Of course, we ourselves also have a significantly negative impact on the air quality. We use oxygen and release carbon dioxide, water vapour, excess heat and body odours into the environment.
Poor air is a real burden that you can make you sick
Regularly sitting inside in poor quality air has many serious and lasting effects on our body and our health. Especially when you consider that every person takes a breath around 14 times per minute and 20,000 times a day. Our lungs really have a lot to endure, and have to work hard to filter out the harmful particles and impurities from the air. It’s easy to see that this can lead to serious and long-term problems.
How do air purifiers help?
The general concept behind air purifiers is to significantly reduce the concentration of pollutants, viruses and germs in indoor air. In this way, they also help to reduce the concentration of coronaviruses in indoor air. This prevents the coronaviruses from being transmitted to people in the first place and possibly making them ill.