Lockdown has had many of us noticing changes in our health and wellbeing. From skin flare ups to changes in our sleep patterns and even new allergies, some of these changes can be a result of poor indoor air quality.
Did you know that indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outside? Blueair’s top-performing air purifiers remove harmful particles from indoor air to ensure you are breathing the cleanest air possible. Not only does an air purifier help to improve your overall health, it also promotes deep sleep and protects your skin from damaging air pollutants. Here, Swedish air purifier experts, Blueair, share the difference an air purifier could make for your health and wellbeing.
What you can’t see in the air can affect your health
Indoor air is made up of a concoction of particles including dust, mould, smoke, bacteria, viruses and pet dander. Breathing in this fine dust or PM2.5 (also known as fine particulate matter) can penetrate deep into the lungs and cause respiratory difficulties, heart and lung problems and a host of other diseases, studies show. Even if you have no other underlying health issues, studies show that improved air quality is conducive to better productivity and a general sense of wellbeing. This is something many of us may have noticed a difference in during the nation-wide lockdown and move to working from home.
Blueair’s air purifiers protect us from the harmful pollutants that cause these issues. Thanks to proprietary HepaSilent™ technology, Blueair’s air purifiers remove
at least 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.1 microns in size from the air we breathe.
Protect your skin from air pollution
Atmospheric factors such as air pollution have been implicated in premature skin aging – this includes air pollutants such as smog, ozone and particulate matter.1 Studies also show a correlation between higher levels of PM2.5 with the increased number of people suffering from skin problems such as pigment spots and wrinkles2, hives3 and eczema4.
As air pollution can be up to five times higher indoors than outside, the negative effects of air pollution are intensified in our homes. Blueair’s air purifiers are designed to remove harmful particles and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from the air. VOCs can be anything from aerosol sprays to fumes from paint. Use an air purifier to remove the particulate matter and VOCs that are harmful to your skin.
Clean air improves quality of sleep
Clean air helps to promote deep sleep, and people who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution are 60% more likely to sleep poorly than those living in areas with cleaner air, according to a YouGov survey looking into global perceptions of air quality, commissioned by Blueair. A 2017 study by The American Thoracic Society also found that people who live in areas with high air pollution are up to 60% more likely to suffer a bad night's sleep.
Since we spend around a third of our lives sleeping it is important to place an air purifier in the bedroom to ensure we experience the full effects of what an air purifier can offer. Blueair’s 200 and 400 series of Classic air purifiers are whisper-silent and have been approved by Quiet Mark, so will not distract you from a good night’s sleep while they silently remove airborne particles in the bedroom.
Cleaner indoor air gives you a better workout
Some of us work hard to stay fit and healthy. Because our lungs take in more air (and therefore more pollutant) while we exercise, clean air at home and at the gym is essential. Studies show that our physical performance is enhanced when air quality is improved. A third of the people in the UK who were surveyed by YouGov for Blueair also consider clean air an important factor when choosing their gyms.
Blueair’s HealthProtect™ tested to remove live SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Blueair’s most advanced air purifier ever, HealthProtect™, is the only air purifier to provide 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria thanks to HEPASilent Ultra™, Blueair’s most advanced filtration technology to date. This technology combines electrostatic and mechanical filtration to remove up to 99.97% of airborne pollutants such as dust, pollen, dander and mould. The technology removes VOCs (including formaldehyde), odours and nanoparticles down to 0.03 micron and removes up to 99.99% of viruses and bacteriai.
HealthProtect™ 7400-series air purifiers have been shown to remove 99.99%5 of live airborne SARS-CoV-2 virus in controlled biosafety level 3 lab testing. The test was conducted by MRI Global, an independent US non-profit research organization, in a 13ft³ (0.37m³) chamber on live aerosolized SARS-CoV-2 virus. Blueair’s HealthProtect™ air purifier is the first air purifier from a major brand tested to remove the live SARS-CoV-2 virus from the air.
Blueair air purifiers are simple to use and have something special: We are the only major air purifier brand to verify 100% of our models for performance for Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).
1 McDaniel D, Farris P, Valacchi G. Atmospheric skin aging-Contributors and inhibitors. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018;17(2):124‐137. doi:10.1111/jocd.12518
5 i HP 7770i removes up to 99.99% from the air through the HEPASilent Ultra™ Technology. HEPASilent Ultra™ technology combines mechanical and electrostatic filtration to provide a higher particle Clean Air Delivery Rate (pCADR) than conventional methods of only using mechanical filtration (at the same rpm on the fan and energy consumption of 18.3W).