As we continue to live with the ‘new normal’, it’s safe to say we now spend at least 90 percent of our time indoors – as most people work and receive their education from their homes. Not to mention, we are seeing multiple reports of better outdoor air quality due to less traffic congestion and fewer outdoor activities.
While it’s great that we now see the outdoor air quality improving for the better, the question remains: what about the air quality within the confinement of our home? Do you know, studies by World Health Organization (WHO) revealed that indoor air pollutants are one of the leading causes of disease in the world. Shocker.
It’s common knowledge that indoor air circulation is often compromised from sources such as tobacco smoke, furniture, cooking, other indoor activities, and of course, humans. Indoor air contains microscopic particles that are invisible to the human eye and is hazardous to health. In the long-term, it can result in serious medical conditions ranging from asthma and other respiratory diseases to heart disease and cancer, which can be severely debilitating or fatal. We wouldn’t want that now, would we?
As modern homes become better sealed to comply with energy efficiency requirements, it is also important to ensure that we do our part to improve the air quality. So how exactly do we do this?
The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology revealed that between 10 and 30 percent of the global population suffers from allergic rhinitis, characterised by sneezing, congestion, an itchy throat, and irritated eyes. These are caused by allergens, which are airborne particles that we may be allergic to. The most common of these includes:
- Pet/animal fur, hair, or feathers
- Mold spores
- Cockroach debris
Home appliances play a role in helping to eliminate allergens to ensure you don’t sneeze up a storm in your own home. Maintaining your home’s ventilation and air conditioning system keeps allergens at bay, filtering out the particles from outdoor air to give you just the good stuff. Having the right type of filtration and having it properly installed makes a big difference on how clean your air is.
Equipped with Plasmaster Ionizer, LG DUALCOOL Air Conditioner helps sterilise the air going through the air conditioner and the entire surrounding. Its comprehensive auto cleaning function prevents the forming of bacteria and mould on the heat exchanger and sterilises the interior once more with ions to remove harmful microscopic airborne particles and odours. sterilisation process is complete, water molecules are produced to provide extra moisture in the room to ensure your skin remains healthy and supple.
So, you’re getting both a room with clean air and moisturised skin like our favourite K-Pop idols. Wow, talk about killing two birds with one stone.
Cleaner Lungs For Easier Breathing
Breathing is, for the most part, an unconscious action. You do it without thinking twice, but if your home’s air quality is low, breathing becomes laborious.
Surviving on shallow breaths puts a lot of stress on your body, especially your heart and lungs, making even climbing a flight of stairs a physically tiring task (think Po from Kung Fu Panda). With cleaner air, you can take big, easy breaths and give your body the oxygen it needs.
To help you breathe better, products like the LG PuriCare™ Air Purifier is equipped with industry-grade 360° High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters with 6-step filtration. This function removes large particles from the air as well as allergens, harmful gas, odours and airborne chemical. Together with its patented and certified Plasmaster Ionizer, it removes up to 99.99% of 0.01 micron particulates.
So now you don’t have to worry about turning into Po! Thank goodness for that!
Cleaner Air = Cheerful Tummy = Happier You!
Most people aren’t aware of how important the respiratory system is in the process of digestion (come to think of it, we weren’t aware of this too). Clean, fresh oxygen is needed in order for the muscles of the digestive tract to function as they should by breaking up food and moving it along in the digestive system.
Additionally, Serotonin (usually called the ‘happy chemical’ because it contributes to wellbeing and happiness) is a highly important neurotransmitter responsible, among other things, for regulating mood and anxiety. Serotonin production and uptake in the brain are dependent on numerous factors, including oxygen intake. Enzymes responsible in the production of Serotonin can be impaired by low quality oxygen intake, leading to feelings of depression and anxiety.
Basically, when you breathe in cleaner air, you and your tummy gets happier! Wow, who knew?
Now that you are made aware of the benefits of cleaner indoor air, what are you waiting for? Time to cleanse the air within your home! Better do that quickly or we may end up becoming like Po!
Article brought to you by LG Electronics Malaysia