If we’re purely going to base on advertisements, air purifiers might just be the next ‘super product’. These claims might be a little shocking at first glance, especially coming from established brands.
The big question is, is there actually any scientific evidence to these impressive benefits? Is breathing dirty air detrimental to our health and well-being? How can such a small device (which you can carry around) help you combat viruses and stay healthy?
Astonishingly, there’s a lot of scientific research behind air purifiers and the importance of clean air to the human body. As years go by, the list continues to grow longer with more proven health benefits.
Here are the top 10 science-backed and proven benefits of air purifiers:
1. Removing nanoparticles that cause health problems
Nanoparticles are tiny particles in the air that can cause respiratory issues and lead to serious medical conditions including:
Asthma and allergies
In the worst-case scenario, breathing in nanoparticles can also cause DNA damage, potentially leading to a whole host of other health problems, many of which can be life-threatening.
Fortunately, air purifiers with HEPA filters can remove nanoparticles from the air in your home in as fast as minutes. HEPA technology traps and captures these particles to prevent it from entering your system and causing serious ailments.
Consistent use of a HEPA air purifier helps to significantly reduce the risk of the above ailments.
2. Stops toxic aerosols
Aerosols contain toxic chemicals harmful to humans and pets. Aerosols like those found in household cleaning products can damage your lungs and respiratory system. There are potential dangers to using these products in your home without proper ventilation, a mask, or personal protective equipment (PPE).
Aerosols spread very quickly indoors, contaminating the area and people within reach. To trap these contaminants, you will need a more effective filter than the standard HEPA.
We recommend using a medical-grade (H13) HEPA filter to keep these contaminants at bay.
Air purifiers can effectively eliminate toxic aerosol. A recent study found that by using HEPA air purifiers, up to 99% of indoor aerosols are removed in as little as five and a half minutes.
In January of 2020, a gas leak at a secondary school prompted custodians to install air purifiers to remove gas from school corridors. After a few weeks, educators at the school noticed improvements in test results school-wide in both Math and English.
Custodians later noted that there were no other environmental factors that could have resulted in the increase in test scores besides the installed air purifiers in the school.
Viruses and bacteria are one of the biggest culprits linked to general illness and disease. There are several ways of spreading it. Airborne viruses and bacteria can be inhaled, absorbed thru the respiratory system and distributed throughout the rest of the system.
By using a HEPA air purifier in your home, you can help prevent illnesses and diseases brought by viruses and bacteria from spreading and entering your system.
5. Reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the home
After over two years of field and clinical research, the medical community concluded that there are several ways for Sars-COV-2 virus or Covid-19 to spread, but the principal method of transmission is through the air.
Around 1 in 5 children suffer from asthma in Singapore. This debilitating illness attacks the respiratory system, making it very difficult to breathe. Although inhalers can treat the symptoms, it can’t address underlying conditions that cause asthma attacks to occur in the first place (and the costs add up over time).
Air purifiers filter airborne pollutants from the air making it a much-needed device for those suffering from asthma and other respiratory ailments. HEPA air purifiers remove allergens from the air, alleviating asthma symptoms and providing relief.
7. Help those with dust allergies
Allergy symptoms are often triggered by breathing in dust, dander, and pollen.These symptoms are wide-ranging and may vary, but they typically include cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, and more.
They are not actually allergic to the animals, just to pet dander that comes from pets. In fact, pet dander is one of the leading causes of allergy symptoms recently.
Many animal lovers prefer not to go within close proximity to pets due to the risk of pet dander triggering allergy. Pets shed dander throughout the day which floats into the air so even simply being in the same room as an animal can trigger an attack on an allergic person.
It’s a big help that many air purifiers thoroughly remove pet dander from the air. This means that, in many cases, animal lovers can be around their pets withoutexperiencing the negative effects associated with pet dander allergies.
9. Reduce stuffy nose at night
Prolonged exposure to airborne contaminants like dust, dander, and other air pollutants are among the reasons why many people find it hard to sleep, breathe, and even get congested nasal passage or stuffy noses at night. This prevents you from getting a well-rested sleep which can cause negative side effects on your overall health.
Running an air purifier before going to bed or even while sleeping can dramatically reduce nasal congestion as a result of dust, dander, or other airborne allergens.
Asthma can be triggered by airborne allergens in the home. Children may find it incredibly difficult to breathe and function normally, especially for kids who often engage in physical activity.
Using an air purifier is one of the most effective ways you can reduce asthma symptoms or prevent triggers. This can dramatically reduce the risk of your child having an asthma attack due to airborne allergens and pollutants.
While there are many skeptics, air purifiers have been scientifically proven to have numerous benefits including removing viruses, bacteria, airborne pollutants, contaminants, and allergens from the air. By filtering, capturing, and cleaning the air in your home, an air purifier can help alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms, lower your risk of contracting a virus, support lung and respiratory functions, and much more. It is not, however, supposed to replace medication and sanitizing products.Not all air purifiers have the same features and capabilities, so it’s important to always research the exact model so you can be sure that it will match your intended purpose.
The simplest and most effective way to improve air quality and get rid of a wide variety of air pollutants (dust, toxic compounds, pet dander, viruses & bacteria) is by using an air purifier equipped with a HEPA13 filter.
It is one of the most popular air purifiers in Singapore, used by thousands of Singaporeans including celebrities. It offers maximum protection against bacteria, viruses, allergens, and other air contaminants.
It uses cutting-edge technology and provides the best air filtering system at a budget-friendly price.
Aside from its True HEPA-13 filter, the Sterra Moon Air Purifier is offered with a UV add-on feature for optimal protection against 99.99% of viruses and bacteria. Sterra is one of the very few air purifiers in Singapore that has a True HEPA-13 filter with latest UV and Negative Ion Technology, making it one of the most effective and value-for-money air purifier options in the country.