Top 6 Myths of Air Purifiers

Air purifiers have been selling like crazy these few months… this is because more and more people are realizing the importance of having a good air purifier at home. Having a good air purifier at home will improve your health, sleep, energy, mood and how you feel every day.

However, there are also a lot of myths and misconceptions about the air purifier. Today we will share the top 6 myths of air purifiers.

Myth #1: There is no Science behind whether air purifiers really work or not.

Many people think that air purifiers are a waste of money because there is no science behind the benefits of air purifiers. Digging deeper, it's not true that there is no science behind Air Purifiers. In fact, there are a lot of science behind the benefits. We shared more in this article 10 Science-Backed Benefits of Air Purifiers.

Some of the science-backed benefits include:

  • Removing nanoparticles that cause health problems
  • Stop viruses and bacteria
  • Reduce spread of Covid-19
  • Help with asthma, allergies, stuffy nose
  • Improve student performance (This is so surprising!)

 

Myth #2: The air indoor is very clean, so there is no need for Air Purifiers.

It's a very common misconception than indoor air is clean, so there is no need for air purifiers. But studies have shown time and again indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air. This study by The Straits Times states that air inside buildings can be five times more polluted than air outside. This is because "there are chemicals from cleaning products, aerosols and perfume rivaling diesel fumes as causes of contamination." 

This article from CNBC also states that "Indoor air can be deadlier than outdoor air, research shows." And that "World Health Organization has said that household cooking with coal or biomass-burning stoves led to 4.3 million deaths in 2021, compared with 3.7 million deaths from outdoor air pollution."

 

Myth #3: An air-conditioned room doesn't need an air purifier.

In reality, air conditioning usually worsens indoor air quality rather than improve it. Air conditioning works by circulating already present air in the room. This is stale and polluted indoor air. This means for air conditioning to work, it has to trap indoor contaminants. Air quality decreases over time with air conditioning.

 

Myth #4: Malaysia's air is very clean, so there is no need for air purifiers.

Many people also think that Malaysia's air is very clean and has no need for air purifiers. As a constantly developing country, the increasing number of motor vehicles on the road and city development happening in major cities in Malaysia contributes to the decline of air quality that we breath in. Thus, it's not entirely true our air is so clean. 

Moreover, it is not only the air outside that causes air pollution. The air indoors causes a lot of air pollution as well.

In fact, looking at the World Air Quality Ranking, Malaysia is not the best in air quality and also sometimes ranks below Singapore, Cambodia or Vietnam.

 

Myth #5: All air purifiers will remove bad smell and odour

Not all air purifiers are built the same. Only the high quality air purifiers with carbon filters are able to remove bad smell and odour. So if you are looking for an air purifier to remove bad smell like mouldy smell, pet smells or musty smells, then it is important to find one that has a carbon filter. All other air purifiers will not remove smell.

 

Myth #6: All air purifiers will cure breathing problems

Studies have proven that air purifiers will reduce allergy and asthma symptoms. However, only high quality air purifiers with HEPA filters can remove at least 99.7% of dust, pollen and mould spores. High quality air purifier filters will also have anti-bacterial function, killing bacteria and viruses. This means that a person with allergy, asthma or stuffy nose should experience little to no symptoms.

 

Do you really need an air purifier?

Understanding these myths, do you think you need an air purifier? There are many studies that prove the benefits of air purifiers. An air purifier will create a safe and healthy environment for your home or office. It will remove harmful air particles, pollutants and substances. 

The only downside is the cost of buying an air purifier. So it depends on whether you personally feel it's worth it.

 

High quality & Affordable Air Purifier

The simplest and most effective to create high quality air around you is to get rid of allergens and dust through an Air Purifier with a Carbon Filter & True HEPA-13 filter.

The Sterra Breeze Air Purifier has a medical-grade True HEPA-13 filter and it is one of the most popular air purifiers in Malaysia. The Sterra Breeze Air purifier is used by thousands of Malaysians and celebrities. It offers maximum protection against bacteria, viruses, allergens, and other air contaminants, without the pricey cost.

The Sterra Breeze Air Purifier also has carbon filter. This means it can remove unpleasant smells and odours.

It uses cutting-edge technology to provide the best air filtering system but comes at a reasonable price. It is a popular household option because Sterra Breeze offers value for money by providing high-quality air purifiers but making them budget-friendly. 

With the Sterra Breze Air Purifier, you can get the UV or Negative Ion feature to receive optimal protection against harmful elements in the air. Sterra is one of the very few air purifiers in Malaysia that have True HEPA-13 filters, Carbon filters and also come with the latest UV and Negative Ion Technology, making it one of the most sought-after brands. 

The Sterra Breeze Air Purifier is on a limited-time 35% OFF sale now! 

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10 Science-Backed Benefits of Air Purifiers

Air purifiers have been selling like crazy these few months... this is because more and more people are realizing the importance of having a good air purifier at home. Having a good air purifier at home will improve your health, sleep, energy, mood and how you feel every day.

But many people think there is no Science behind Air Purifiers... So is there any science to back this up? Well…there is. In fact there is a lot of scientific studies that prove the benefits of air purifiers. 

There have been numerous studies on their performance that show many benefits that have been peer-reviewed and published for all to see. We have included a link to the primary research for each benefit so you can learn more if you want.

These are 10 Proven Science-Backed Benefits of Air Purifiers..

1. Removes nanoparticles that cause health problems

Tiny particles in the air known as nanoparticles are often responsible for a wide variety of different health problems; specifically, nanoparticles can cause respiratory issues including asthma and associated allergies, lung fibrosis, and lung cancer, among other serious ailments. 

Additionally, in the worst-case scenario, nanoparticles can also cause DNA damage, potentially leading to a whole host of other health issues, many of which are quite serious. 

Fortunately, air purifiers with HEPA filters do a great job at eliminating nanoparticles from the air in your home. HEPA technology combats particulate matter circulating in the air by trapping them in the filter, which will help prevent these harmful nanoparticles from contributing to those ailments. 

That’s not to say that by operating an air purifier, you won’t get any of the health problems listed above, but you can significantly decrease the odds when you consistently run a HEPA-based air purifier in your home. 

2. Stop aerosols and viruses

Aerosols and viruses can spread very quickly throughout indoor spaces, contaminating the area and infecting those who enter the space. There are, of course, countless viruses that are harmful to humans, all ready to infect us. To trap these contaminants, you will need a stronger filter than the standard HEPA. We recommend going for a unit that houses a medical-grade (H13 or H14) HEPA filter to tackle these tiny particles.

Many aerosols contain toxic compounds that are harmful to both you and your pets. By breathing in aerosols, such as those released when using household cleaning products, you can damage your lungs and respiratory system; therefore, it’s unwise to use these products in your home without proper ventilation, a mask, and other personal protective equipment (PPE).

Air purifiers can combat and effectively eliminate both airborne viruses and aerosol pollutants. In fact, a recent study found that by using HEPA air purifiers, up to 99% of aerosols could be removed from indoor spaces in as little as five and a half minutes. 

3. Improve student performance

Not all of the benefits associated with operating an air purifier are strictly health-related, at least not in the physical sense of the word. There is circumstantial evidence to suggest that air purifiers may also indirectly be related to improved cognitive performance and mental health

In January of 2020, a gas leak at a secondary school prompted custodians to install air purifiers to eliminate gas from school corridors. In the days and weeks that followed, educators at the school noted that there was a marked improvement in test results school-wide in both Math and English. 

Custodians later noted that there were no other known environmental factors that could have contributed to the increase in test scores apart from the installation of the air purifiers in the school. 

4. Eliminate Bacteria 

Bacteria is one of the biggest culprits contributing to general illness and disease. Bacteria can be spread through a variety of means, including but not limited to absorption, ingestion, and of course, inhalation. In other words, airborne bacteria can infect those who breathe in the bacteria as it is absorbed into their respiratory systems and distributed throughout the rest of their system. 

Air purifiers with H13 HEPA filters do an excellent job of eliminating airborne bacteria. They are able to neutralize airborne pathogens, including most types of household bacteria, by trapping them in the filter’s tightly packed fibers.

So, by running a HEPA-based air-purifier in your home, you can effectively help prevent the illnesses and diseases likely to spread throughout your respiratory system as a result of breathing in airborne contaminants, including harmful varieties of bacteria.  

5. Reduce the spread of Covid-19 in the home

After more than two years of field and clinical research, the medical community determined that there are a number of ways the Sars-COV-2 virus, better known as Covid-19, can be spread, but the principal method of transmission is through the air. 

Although tests are still being conducted, air purifiers with H13 HEPA filters have been shown to remove the Sars-COV-2 virus and its variants from the air in close quarters, including indoor spaces, such as homes and vehicles. 

6. Relieve asthma due to air pollution

Approximately 1 in 3 Americans suffer from asthma. The debilitating ailment attacks the respiratory system, making it very difficult for asthmatic people to breathe. Although inhalers can treat the symptoms, they are unable to combat the underlying conditions that cause such attacks to occur in the first place (and the costs rack up over time). 

The main contributing factors in most asthma attacks are airborne allergens and air pollution. As such, air purifiers can reduce the risk of asthma attacks and help alleviate the symptoms of asthma in those who suffer from the condition. 

By filtering airborne pollutants out of the air, air purifiers are a must-have for those who suffer from asthma and other respiratory ailments. Air purifiers with HEPA filters help remove allergens from the air in your home, alleviating asthma symptoms and providing much-needed relief for sufferers. 

7. Help those with allergies

The majority of allergy symptoms are caused by people breathing in dust, dander, and pollen, all of which are transmitted directly through the air to the respiratory system of the affected individuals. These symptoms are wide-ranging and vary from person to person, but they commonly include cold-like symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, and more. 

Just as air purifiers work on helping those with respiratory issues breathe by eliminating airborne pollutants, they also help people who suffer from seasonal and/or dust allergies. By introducing an air purifier into your home, you will dramatically reduce the chances of you suffering from an allergy attack or experiencing allergy-related symptoms as a result of breathing in these airborne contaminants.

8. Help people with allergies live with a cat or dog

It’s not that these people are actually allergic to the animals; it’s that they’re allergic to the pet dander that is often given off by pets. In fact, pet dander is one of the leading causes of allergy symptoms these days. 

Many people who love animals suffer as a result of not being able to come within close proximity to their pets or other people’s pets due to the risk of pet dander triggering their allergy symptoms and causing them to experience unpleasant side effects as a result of this interaction. Pets cast off this dander throughout the day, and it settles into the air; as such, simply being in the same room as an animal can be enough for an allergic person to suffer an attack. 

The good news is that many air purifiers do an effective job of removing pet dander from the air. This means that, in many cases,  animal lovers can be around their pets without experiencing the negative side effects associated with pet dander allergies. 

9. Reduce stuffy noses at night

As a result of airborne contaminants, including dust, dander, and other airborne pollutants, many people find it hard to breathe at night and often can’t sleep due to a congested nasal passage, commonly known as a stuffy nose. 

Nasal congestion can be incredibly uncomfortable and can prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep, which can in and of itself cause negative side effects on your overall health. 

Running an air purifier for a few hours before going to bed can dramatically reduce the odds of you having nasal congestion as a result of dust, dander, or other airborne allergens in your bedroom. 

This is because air purifiers filter out and remove these allergens from the air in your home. So, if you often find that you have a stuffy nose when you are trying to fall asleep, then consider running a HEPA air purifier in your bedroom, and you should notice a dramatic improvement in a short amount of time.

10. Help asthmatic children

We know how asthma can be triggered by airborne allergens in the home. For children, allergy symptoms can be almost unbearable and can make it incredibly difficult for them to breathe and function normally, especially for kids who often engage in exercise or physical activity. 

Air purifiers are one of the most effective ways you can help your asthmatic child cope with asthma symptoms. By operating an air purifier in your home, you can dramatically reduce the risk of your child suffering from an asthma attack brought on by airborne allergens and pollutants. 

 

So... what should we do?

Air purifiers have been scientifically proven to provide a number of significant benefits for consumers, including removing viruses, bacteria, airborne pollutants, contaminants, and allergens from the air. By filtering, absorbing, or otherwise purifying the air in your home, an air purifier can help alleviate asthma and allergy symptoms, reduce your risk of contracting a virus, aid lung and respiratory functions, and much more. 

That said, there are some things that most air purifiers can’t do, such as eliminating CO2 or, in most cases, removing volatile organic compounds. Therefore, when purchasing an air purifier, always do your homework and research the specific model so that you can ensure it will work for your intended purpose. 

The simplest and most effective to create high quality air around you is to get rid of allergens and dust through an Air Purifier with a True HEPA-13 filter.

The Sterra Breeze Air Purifier has a medical-grade True HEPA-13 filter and it is one of the most popular air purifiers in Malaysia. The Sterra Breeze Air purifier is used by thousands of Malaysians and celebrities. It offers maximum protection against bacteria, viruses, allergens, and other air contaminants, without the pricey cost.

It uses cutting-edge technology to provide the best air filtering system but comes at a reasonable price. It is a popular household option because Sterra Breeze offers value for money by providing high-quality air purifiers but making them budget-friendly. 

Other than True HEPA-13 filter, with the Sterra Breeze Air Purifier, you can get the UV or Negative Ion feature to receive optimal protection against harmful elements in the air. Sterra is one of the very few air purifiers in Malaysia that have True HEPA-13 filters with latest UV and Negative Ion Technology, making it one of the most sought-after brands. 

The Sterra Breeze Air Purifier is on a limited-time 35% OFF sale now! 

Click here to check the availability!

 

 

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