Reconsider your home environment: how indoor air quality can majorly affect your health
If we look at an average human’s air intake and put it in calculations then it would be derived that more than half of the oxygen inhaled by a person is breathed at home or other indoors only. Most of the airborne diseases stem out of this indoor air and can lead us to the fact that indoor air pollution should be of much concerns than the outdoor pollution, the latter also being a major issue in itself. Much of the credits for indoor air pollution is given to the change in lifestyle and introduction of new products at home but it’s interesting to note that indoor air pollution has been one of the major environmental issues for more than a hundred years, since the beginning of the hygienic revolution at around 1850 until outdoor air pollution intruded into the scenario and stole the thunder. Time and again, the concerns are now shifting to the indoor air and more stress is given to its related components.
Now, the indoor air pollution doesn’t sound really hazardous until you realize that you spend about 90% of your life being indoors which also includes your workspace, cars or other vehicle and of course your home. According to IHME report, 2.6 million premature deaths were attributed to household air pollution alone in the year 2016. One major cause of indoor air pollution in the late 90s was the inefficient use of solid fuels used for cleaning and cooking. After observing the data closely, it was found that in 1980 almost two-thirds of the world’s population used solid fuels for their cooking. 30 years later this went down to 41%. These statistics can be directly linked to poverty as in the European and American countries, the use of solid fuels was merely around 40% wherein the African and Southeast Asian countries, it was about 90%-100%. Nevertheless, the slopes in graph rapidly fell down but the issue always remained intact. Only the causes of the pollution shifted from necessities to luxury, the indoor air quality still is a matter of worry. What causes them are different emissions from electrical appliances, paints, products and not only that, it can also be a result of modifications by outdoor air pollutants like Ozone, PM, VOCs, and NO2. For the aid of it, there have been various UV Air purifiers, Air cleaners, and energy recovery ventilators introduced by technology but none seems to be useful unless the people are well aware of the problem.
It’s not a rocket science to talk about indoor air pollutant and their severe consequences if we look at the bits and pieces rather than viewing it holistically. You’ll find that your home holds a capacity to many incoming dirt and germs and is a potential home to several parasites and fungus, growing in the holes and different moist cavities. These can generate infectious environment and may also lead to what’s called the ‘sick building syndrome’. Not just this, there are multiple other compounds which exist in the air that we breathe in. Sadly, we can’t completely barricade these little particles to grow but can surely keep a check on them, whenever they get at the PM 2.5 level, which is considered dangerous at the air quality indexes.
Having this concern in agenda, Kaiterra has launched its new Laser Egg 2 devices which is basically a monitor that can be used to minimize, regulate and purify the air pollutant mentioned earlier.
The Laser Egg 2 works on the technology which enables it to turn on the air purification methods automatically whenever the PM 2.5 level rises. Considering the fact that small particles can be more harmful than the other ones because they can penetrate and travel inside us very easily and cause some serious health issues, the Laser Egg works on a laser-based light scattering which counts the particles as they enter the device.
This device can be controlled using Siri voice modulation and can be customized as per your accordance. It has not got a new upgrade which is called the Laser Egg 2+ which consists of even better features, including high precision TVOC (Total Volatile Organic compound) sensors which can even detect levels of formaldehyde, toluene, and other compounds. The Laser Egg 2+ has the ability to display the temperature and make the weather forecast.
Whilst everyone else is engaged in procuring a good outdoor air quality, a big chunk of a person’s life quality can also be improved by spreading awareness about keeping home environment safe and clean and making some useful technological devices a part of their lifestyle while living in a tech-savvy world.