AC filters to help combat indoor dust, pollen, allergens launched

first_imgAC filters to help combat indoor dust, pollen, allergens launched 3M3M AC FilterAC filtersallergensCertification by Allergy StandardsCOVID-19Electrostatic PM2.5 AC Filterindoor dustpollenrespiratory diseasesUN Environment Programme By EH News Bureau on June 4, 2020 Share WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Read Article Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Comments (0) The filter can filter up to 90 per cent* of PM 2.5 within two hours of use, whereas the Allergen variant, which is certified asthma and allergy-friendly by Allergy Standards captures up to 93 per cent* in same amount of timeImpure air, in recent times, has come to be amongst one of our most prominent problems and health concerns including respiratory diseases and it is not just about outdoor air. A UN Environment Programme (UNEP) report found that indoor air pollution contributes 22- 52 per cent to the overall ambient pollution levels which multiplies the burden of respiratory diseases.In an effort to address the situation of poor indoor air quality, 3M has been working extensively to come up with easy-to-use air filtration solutions. After their launch of the Electrostatic PM2.5 AC Filter, a DIY solution for improving indoor air quality, 3M has now launched two even more impactful variants with a superior technology. These variants facilitate better air flow through the ACs while trapping airborne particles and delivering cleaner, healthier air. These two variants target specific challenges that users face including pollen, dust mite debris and other allergens, which are prevalent in cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai and others. The new Household Dust variant of 3M AC Filter can filter up to 90 per cent* of PM 2.5 within two hours of use, whereas the Allergen variant, which is certified asthma and allergy-friendly by Allergy Standards (ASL), captures up to 93 per cent* in the same amount of time. Both varieties are made with unique Filtrete brand 3-in-1 technology, which traps unwanted airborne particles, without compromising on cooling. The Household Dust AC Filter variant is tough on particles like dust mite debris, mould spores, pollen and household dust, and the Allergen AC Filter variant captures a wider range and higher percentage of allergens which includes these particles as well as pet dander. The asthma and allergy friendly Certification by Allergy Standards (ASL) for the Allergen variant of 3M AC Filter indicates that the product has been scientifically tested and identified as more suitable for people with asthma and allergies. It has been suggested by various reports that groups including pregnant women, young children and babies, elderly people and those with pulmonological issues like asthma or allergies may be particularly sensitive to the decline in air quality.Talking about the filters, Sanjit Satapathy, Head, Consumer Business Group, 3M India, said: “In the last couple of years, air quality has become a growing concern in India, especially in urban areas. Reports are proving that indoor air can be two to five times worse than the air outside. Furthermore, an increasing number of people are reporting sensitivities to pollen and other airborne particles, particularly during season change. As leaders in innovation, we at 3M believe in applying science to life, to help make everyday life better for everyone. Right now, even more so, there is an increasing concern regarding recirculation of air in crowded places by ACs, which may contribute to the transmission and spread of COVID-19. Our new AC filters are an ideal option to help improve air quality in Indian homes, offices and clinics which relay on wall-mounted ACs and are backed by our proven track record in meeting the highest international standards of quality and performance.”Each pack of the new Household Dust and Allergen AC Filters contain four filtration sheets that can be easily installed in split ACs as a DIY installation, without any help from a technician or using any tools. The pack also contains two filter change indicators which help the user to understand when their installed filter needs to be replaced for best results in terms of air filtration and air flow. Add Comment Related Posts The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story News Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healphalast_img read more

KATHIE’S KORNER — Tell the Truth: It never changes

first_img Next UpI was raised to always tell the truth and still have that honesty in my mind and bones. My husband, Mike and I taught that to our children as a moral offense.3 John 1:4 says,  “… I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the Truth.” (NIV) God and I both believe this.The truth is not determined by popularity, friends, a show of hands, a glorified opinion, social acceptance, personal preference, scientific research or religious institutions. The truth never changes. Come visit me at my online Rock Church, Southeast and Golden Triangle Church on the Rock. I’m there with my husband, Mike, on Sunday mornings at 10:30.Please come up and say howdy or I will pray for you.Have a blessed summer!Kathie Deasy writes about faith for The Port Arthur News. I always encourage people who are in physical or mental calamity to go Back To The Peace, which is Philippians 4: 4-8.Or, if this is new for you, write it down and read it every day, a lot. This wonderful Word as you repeat reading it will go into your mind and gradually move down to your heart and give you such relief in your life as only the Word and His Presence can give you, amen.It will tell you not to worry or be anxious, but pray, thanking God and His peace will guard your heart and mind, then He tells us what to think (ponder) instead of the problem, whatever is true, noble, lovely, just, admirable. You read it in your Bible and practice it all and the God of Peace will be with you. Wow, again.So, always tell the truth because it never changes.center_img Truth Definitions: Sincerity in action, character and speech, actuality and Spiritual Reality (according to the True Bible)Truth, evidently, has many meanings to many different people of various backgrounds. Unfortunately, lies (opposite of truth) have been reduced to colors, making them small or believable?Little lies, White lies … come on folks, a lie is a lie. A Truth Serum (hypnotic) was even invented to force questionable people to tell the truth. Wow! Maybe we should go back to the premise of Pinocchio and noses growing longer as a body lies!last_img read more

Uchishiba to compete in All-Japan judo championships

first_imgMasato Uchishiba, who won the gold medal in the men’s 66-kg weight category at last summer’s Athens Olympics, will compete in next month’s All-Japan judo championships, judo sources said Tuesday.Uchishiba’s appearance at the open weight championships, getting under way at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on April 29, will be the first by a wrestler in the 60s classes since Yoshiharu Minami took part 28 years ago. The average weight of the wrestlers appearing at the championships is over 100-kg, but All Japan Judo Federation official Haruki Uemura hopes Uchishiba can show what he is made of against the heavyweights. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img