Caring for the quality of the air we breathe, a priority for our health – Samsung Newsroom Colombia
We spend 90% of our time indoors and not realize that the quality of the air we breathe can drastically affect our health.
In recent months, there has been frequent news about air pollution and its impact on health or the environment. In general, they refer to the pollution in the outdoor air mainly caused by the fossil combustion of cars, factories, waste, and electricity generation.
Bogota and Medellin are cities that consistently present high pollution rates. In addition, in the first quarter of the year they suffer from climatic phenomena that increase the concentration of pollutants. On the one hand, in Bogotá due to high temperatures occurring in the day and low temperatures in the early morning, a thermal inversion occurs, which leads to the inability of the cold air to rise, which prevents the circulation of the atmosphere, and on the other hand, in Medellin, due to the shift of the season Dry to rainy season, the movement of particulate matter is reduced, which makes them suspended on the surface and affects the air quality in the city.
According to the World Health Organization, these large amounts of particles from fossil fuels cause about 4.2 million premature deaths in the world annually, resulting from cerebrovascular accidents, lung cancer, chronic and acute pneumopathy, including asthma. Air pollution is one of the biggest problems we face today.
A study by University College London found that exposure to some particulate matter (PM2.5) can increase the risk of developing macular degeneration (AMD) by 8%, resulting in loss of central vision and exposure to other types of particles, such as nitrogen oxide that generates changes in Retina.
Pollution in the home is a health hazard
However, little is said about the air pollution in our homes, offices or schools, which causes around 3.8 million premature deaths annually. This pollution is caused by moisture and mold. Cigarette smoke and stove. Antiseptics. Insecticides; makeup; Air fresheners; Vinyl flooring and allergens. In fact, there are also the same type of polluting particles in the atmosphere as nitrogen oxides from combustion of gas stoves and stoves.
Either way, our health is at risk, especially respiratory and cardiovascular health. It is important to find solutions or tools that mitigate the impact of pollution on our bodies; However, finding a tool that mitigates the effects of air pollution on our health is difficult, as it is a problem that requires everyone’s effort. Now that we spend 90% of our time indoors, we must, even more, make sure that the air we breathe is cleaner and healthier. It’s easy to take care of the air quality in your home or office if you use technology.
Samsung introduces an air purifier that enables users to take care of air quality at home and contribute to respiratory health. This device has the ability to clean an area of 40 square meters in a few minutes, through a three-stage filtration system. The pre-filter removes the largest particles of dust, such as cat and dog hair; A second activated carbon deodorizing filter removes harmful gases and odors; Finally, the HEPA dust filtration system with an ultra-fine dust filter captures up to 99.97% of the ultra-fine dust and prevents bacteria.
This type of filter allows capture of particles as small as 0.3 microns. That is, it picks up from the largest particle matter such as 2.5 microns and this as we saw earlier can cause blindness, even the smallest 0.3 microns.
Likewise, for large spaces like offices or stores, Samsung has multiple air conditioning systems in which the new air purification panel can be installed. This is a specialized panel that features pleated air filters that filter out pollutants in the air. Samsung’s new air purification panel can filter dust particles down to 0.3 μm / micron and sterilize certain types of bacteria thanks to an electrostatic charger to provide cleaner air