If the threats of air pollution have not been made apparent yet, perhaps this will. Did you know that Delhi’s Air Quality Index now stands at 556 from 469 in 2020? This increment is crucial as values above 401 are indicators of severe pollution. Additionally, experts claim that 1 in 8 of Delhi’s recent COVID cases can be attributed to air pollution.
But Delhi is not the only city we need to watch out for. Not many know that the same pressing issue is linked with 17% of India’s 1.26 lakh COVID-related deaths. Here is a look at the top 10 cities based on air quality indicators and pollution rankings:
1. Delhi, India (AQI: 556)
2. Lahore, Pakistan (AQI: 354)
3. Sofia, Bulgaria (AQI: 178)
4. Kolkata, India (AQI: 177)
5. Zagreb, Croatia (AQI: 173)
6. Mumbai, India (AQI: 169)
7. Belgrade, Serbia (AQI: 165)
8. Chengdu, China (AQI: 165)
9. Skopje, North Macedonia (AQI: 164)
10. Krakow, Poland (AQI: 160)
Medical experts have always emphasized the link between air pollution and COVID-19 infections. The spread of the virus is likely to occur without proper control, even if you assume you’re safe indoors. Its relevance is heightened keeping in mind that we spend 90% of our time indoors. This is precisely why we must focus on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – the quality of air within and around buildings.
Why Does IAQ Matter?
Unknown to many, the level of air pollution indoors can prove to be about 2 – 5 times more than that of the outdoors. This takes place through pollutants under 4 broad categories which are as follows:
The most important of these are particulate matter since the EPA has identified it as one of the leading threats to human health. While the human body can filter coarse particles, airborne particles as small as PM10 and PM2.5 tend to create the biggest impacts. They measure less than 10 microns in diameter and can contribute to serious illnesses.
But revolutionary air purifiers like AerMax CS250 and AerMax 500 can make the difference you need.
AerMax CS250 – For All Things IAQ-related
Made to ensure that every breath of air is a clean one, the Aermax CS250 provides high-quality indoor air devoid of airborne bacteria, viruses and gases. What makes it a distinct IAQ solution is its capacity to be used in several applications and in a variety of configurations.
The AerMax CS250 is fitted with three filters:
The ‘Protector’ Pre Filter ePM10 effectively removes large dust particles, lint, etc.
The MG50 effectively absorbs harmful gases, odours, VOCs, etc.
The ‘TrueShield’ HEPA H-13 filter captures ultrafine particles as small as 0.052 microns
The AerMax CS250 comes with a promise of virus deactivation in under 30 seconds and removes particles as minuscule as PM2.5. Its modular design allows easy fitment into several spaces with ease. It can be suspended from the ceiling, installed above the false ceiling, fitted inside AC ducts and even installed on the wall. Based on the size of your indoor spaces, the air change rates (per hour) will vary:
3 for 600 sq. ft.
4 for 450 sq. ft.
5 for 360 sq. ft.
AerMax 500 – For Robust Air Filtration Indoors
Being the ideal commercial air purifier, AerMax 500 is especially useful in poorly ventilated and densely populated indoor settings. This extends to public spaces such as offices, restaurants and hospitals. Silently performing at 52 dB, it is preferred for a variety of reasons:
Simple plug n’ play installation
Captures and deactivates ultrafine particles and airborne viruses
Certified for 99.998% efficiency by national and international laboratories
Can circulate clean, virus-free air every 10 – 12 minutes
Offers 3 – 5 air changes per hour within 750 – 1200 sq. ft.
Here are the main components of the AerMax 500.
The AerMax 500 is fitted with medical-grade TrueShield HEPA H-13 filtration technology. These filters are scanned as per EN 1822 and are independently tested at the NABL Laboratories. Making clean zones accessible, this unique purification system keeps your IAQ in check!
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