06 Jun 2018 - 8:22
Blueair air purifiers remove microplastics from air
Doha: In the wake of a recent research on the negative human health effects of breathing microplastics, Blueair, a world-leader in air purification solutions for home and professional use, proudly presents that all its air purifiers remove airborne microplastics.
Research published by the Fernando Pessoa University in Portugal shows that every day we breathe in up to 130 tiny plastic particles.
Due to their small size, microplastics once inhaled, travel into the deep lung where they may induce lesions in the respiratory system. Microplastics found in lung tissue indicate that the body is not able to rid itself of the particles – i.e. that the microplastics are bio-persistent.
“Microplastic particles penetrate the deep lung tissue and cannot be removed, or “digested”, by the human immune systems,” explains Kevin Luo, PhD in Particle Deposition in the Human Respiratory System, and senior air filtration expert with Blueair.
“The smallest particles can also pass into the bloodstream and cause cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, induce cancer, and affect the human immune and nervous system” continued Luo.
Luo noted that children are particularly at risk: “Children breathe more rapidly than adults, taking in more air in relation to their body weights. This makes them more vulnerable to microplastic pollution. Children are also more at risk as their respiratory systems are still developing — and small children often spend time playing on the floor, where microplastics settle in the form of dust” said Luo.
Blueair is one of the world’s leading producers of air purification solutions for home and professional use. Founded in Sweden, Blueair delivers innovative, best-in-class, energy-efficient products and services to consumers in over 60 countries around the world. Blueair is part of the Unilever family of brands.
Blueair air purifiers are available at all Jumbo Electronics showrooms, Spark Lifestyle Electronics and select hypermarkets.