Tag - Air Purifier Buying Guide

Here’s why you need an air-purifier for a healthy and germ-free home if you’re living in Delhi

Here's why you need an air-purifier for a healthy and germ-free home if you're living in Delhi The war for clean air has been heating up all over the country in the recent past. While the problem of rising air pollution remains to be one of the most crucial health concerns in India, it is only recently, with the series of chaos and debates that it has finally dawned upon us about the ill-effects of polluted air. Though people are [...]

Delhi smog and air pollution remains very high

You know you’re living in Delhi if your eyes burn, your throat is sore and your chest feels heavy. It’s been four days since Diwali night, however the cover of toxic air doesn’t seem to be lifting. The blame lies partly with the excessive fireworks display on Diwali night and partly with the farmers in Punjab who refuse to pay any heed to the environment and continue burning the crop stubble left behind after harvest. There’s also the failed attempt [...]

Many have brought the purifiers for either children or senior citizens.

  The record-breaking pollution levels have spiked the sales of air purifiersand masks in Indirapuram in the past three days. Many have brought the purifiers for either children or senior citizens. While many people bought these items as a preventive measure before the festival of lights and crackers, there has been a significant rise in sales post Diwali as well. According to Snapdeal, the category has seen an overall three-fold increase in demand this year compared to the same time last year. "Between [...]

Trying to keep the dirty air away from their children and older parents.

NEW DELHI — For days, many in Delhi have been living as if under siege, trying to keep the dirty air away from their children and older parents.   But it is not easy: Open a window or a door, and the haze enters the room within seconds. Outside, the sky is white, the sun a white circle so pale that you can barely make it out. The smog is acrid, eye-stinging and throat-burning, and so thick that it is being [...]

The battle to buy a smog mask in India’s pollution-Olans two products you deserve

  My own mother usually kicks off our phone conversations by asking, "Have you eaten yet?" But since I moved to New Delhi three weeks ago, she has adopted a new opening question: "Have you bought a mask or air purifiers?" This weekend, I finally relented and bought a face mask designed to protect against pollution particles. I did it for mom. But I also did it because Delhi's air has reached levels of toxicity that are putting my asthmatic lungs -- [...]

Buying an air-purifier: HEPA filters are a must, as is the right size

(Surgical masks, despite their popularity in Delhi these days, are useless against the smog and pollution haze.) The blanket of toxic air over Delhi — the product of road and construction dust, vehicle emissions, crop- and waste-burning, smoke from Diwali fireworks, and the currently prevalent cool, still atmospheric conditions – doesn’t seem to be lifting. While the government struggles to get moving on an effective long-term plan to tackle the problem, many residents have begun to invest in air-purifiers for [...]

Fresh hot words: haze influence you?

    Recently, much of the country has suffered haze weather, the northeast, North China, central China area have undergone severe haze weather. In late October, haze enveloped Harbin, forcing the bad weather in the primary school, kindergarten classes (suspend class). Recently, the Beijing Municipal Meteorological Bureau (Weather Bureau) within a week released 4 haze early warning I do not know, whether serious haze will affect Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics (Winter Olympic Games)? Winter day, Shanghai AQI Shen [...]

Air purifier sales spike in India as its cities battle pollution

As the government fumbles over effective measures to curb severe air quality in India’s capital of New Delhi, people are increasingly looking at air purifiers for relief. SEE ALSO: NASA reveals why New Delhi is blanketed with deadly smog Major ecommerce businesses in India are reporting significant surge in the sales of air purifier units in the country. The product category, which has existed in India for over two decades but struggled to become a household name, has suddenly become a [...]

Outdoor air purifier project gathers dust

While the Delhi government is considering installing outdoor air purifiers at traffic intersections, it turns out that the last time the city experimented with such a project, it was left hanging for five years. The New Delhi Municipal Council had set up an air filtering station in 2010, before the Commonwealth Games. The purifier was installed outside Palika Bazaar in Connaught Place free of cost by a company called System Life on March 6, 2010. The machine cleaned 10,000 cubic metres [...]

How to choose an air purifier: 6 tips to help you find the best one

Diwali marks the beginning of winter smog in north India and the air remains thick with pollution till April. If your lungs are protesting and you are at your wits end over what to look for in an air-purifier to clean indoor air, look no further. Barun Aggarwal, CEO of BreatheEasy, provider of indoor air purifying solutions, gives a checklist of things to look for in an air-purifier for your home or workplace. HEPA filter is a must Check the specification of [...]