Clean Air

What is Clean Air?
Clean air is air that has no harmful levels of pollutants (dirt, dust, airborne microbes, and chemicals) in it.
Clean air is essential to good health and a basic human need.

What is Particulate matter(PM)?
Particulate matter(PM) is the term for a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets found in the air. Some particles, such as dust, dirt, soot, or smoke, are large or dark enough to be seen with the naked eye. Others are so small they can only be detected using an electron microscope. PM10 means particles of diameter 10 microns (0.01mm), PM2.5 means particles of diameter 2.5 microns (0.0025mm), PM0.1 means particles of diameter 0.1 microns (0.0001mm).

What is the source of PM?
Some are emitted directly from a source, such as construction sites, unpaved roads, fields, smokestacks or fires. Most particles form in the atmosphere as a result of complex reactions of chemicals such as sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides, which are pollutants emitted from power plants, industries and automobiles.

What are the Harmful Effects of PM?
PM10 / PM2.5 / PM0.1 can be inhaled into the lungs. From there they can enter into the bloodstream. Exposure to such particles can affect both your lungs and your heart. Numerous scientific studies have linked particle pollution exposure to a variety of problems, including:

  • premature death in people with heart or lung disease
  • nonfatal heart attacks
  • irregular heartbeat
  • aggravated asthma
  • decreased lung function
  • increased respiratory symptoms, such as irritation of the airways, coughing or difficulty breathing.

  • People with heart or lung diseases, children, and older adults are the most likely to be affected by particle pollution exposure. PM0.1 is made up things that are more toxic (like heavy metals and cancer causing organic compounds).

    What are acceptable PM levels?
    According to the WHO air quality guidelines for PM10 is 20mcg/m3 as an annual average, but the data released today shows that average PM10 in some cities has reached up to 300 mcg/m3. eg. if you spend 1 hour in polluted air of PM10 300mcg/m3 then the rest 23 hours you should spend in air having PM10 of just 8mcg/m3 to reach the daily average of 20mcg/m3

    What is the quality of air where you live?
    https://app.cpcbccr.com/AQI_India/

    Can I monitor the Air quality in my home?
    Yes, you can. A portable air quality monitor can accurately tell you the condition of air around you.

    What can be done to improve the air I breathe?
    We breathe 20,000 liters of air everyday. 24x7. We cannot control the quality of air we breathe outdoors but can definitely control the quality of air we breathe when we are at home, in our car or at work.

    I want to understand more on how to inhale better air?
    Just complete the self assessment questionnaire our "MyAir Assessment Program [MAAP]."

    What is [MAAP]?
    MAAP stands for MyAir Assessment Program. This is a tool to assess the quality of air you breath and help you understand the type of optimal air purification you require.

    Size of Room (in Feet)

    Length:
    Width:
    Height:
    Room Air Volume (f3):
    Room Air Volume (m3):
    Room Air Volume Minus Furniture (m3):

    Air Change multiplier for general use is 4

    Air Purifier should have a CADR of atleast (m3/hr):
    Air Purifier should have a CADR of atleast (CFM):

    **CADR = Clean Air Delivery Rate

    Other things to consider before you buy an Air Purifier:

  • Does the Air Purifier Remove Gases and Chemicals
  • What is the CADR for different pollutants (eg. Smoke, Formaldehyde, Nicotine, etc)
  • Does it have any Third party independent certification
  • What is the Minimal Size of Pollutants it can filter ie. 2.5 microns or 0.01 microns or 0.0024 microns (eg. Size of Corona virus is 0.06 microns)
  • Air Purifier is not just a consumer product but it is a "Preventive Health Product". Kindly do due diligence before you buy it.

    To get a personalized requirement just fill in the online assessment questionnaire and we will enroll you for free into our MyAir Assessment Program [MAAP]