Time For Action: Start Caring About The Air Your Breathe
Thailand is currently suffering from dangerous levels of Air Pollution. Forest fires have sent air quality in nine provinces to a level considered harmful to people’s health, as cities in the North like Chiang Mai registered air quality that was among the world’s worst at almost 296 0n the AQI (Air Quality Index)
AIR QUALITY INDEX (AQI)
The AQI measures a broad spectrum of air pollutants including PM2.5, PM10 and carbon dioxide. PM2.5 refers to atmospheric particulate matter (PM) with a diameter of less than 2.5 micro meters, which is about 3% the diameter of a human hair. It can lodge in the lungs and enter blood vessels, leading to respiratory and cardiovascular disease.
According data collected from 17 air-quality-monitoring stations in nine provinces in March, the level of PM2.5 ranged from 70-296 micrograms per cubic meter (µg/m³), exceeding the safety standard of 50 µg/m³ or lower.
- Dryness and irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin.
- Shortness of breath.
- Hypersensitivity and allergies.
- Sinus congestion.
- Coughing and sneezing.
HEALTH PROBLEMS & SYMPTOMS
Many people do not realise the dangers of being exposed to high levels air pollution. Symptoms of breathing poor quality air include
Long term exposure can lead to respiratory and cardiovascular diseases and the people most at risk are the elderly, young children and those with existing poor
With all this in mind it is important to do all we can to improve the quality of air we breathe when in confined spaces. Wearing filter masks outside and using air purifiers with Micro Filters and Multi Level Filters when inside ensures we breathe a higher quality of air.
THE RIGHT AIR PURIFIERS
Choosing the right Air Purifier is important. The 2 most important things to look for are
- What size particles can it remove from the air? (Microns)
- How many Cubic Meters per hour of clean air can it produce? (M3/hr).
Most air purifies will remove particles down to only 0.5 microns, however, the Bios Life Air can remove particles down to 0.01 Microns.