Smog hanging over cities, smoke billowing out of factories, black fumes drifting from exhaust pipes, these are the most familiar and obvious forms of air pollution. There are different kinds of pollutants—some visible, some invisible—that can cause damaging effects on living things and the environment.
Not all of these are outside What about the harmful pollutants inside our homes? Paint, carpeting, and cleaning agents all can emit chemical vapours. And it’s not just human activity that can cause indoor pollution – dust, pet dander, pollen, mould, mildew and dust mites are natural sources which can all be found in homes.
With recent studies showing that a typical modern family now spends as much as 90% of their time indoors, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has warned the air inside our homes can actually be more polluted (up to three times worse) than the air outside!
The negative effects of indoor air pollution led Nikken to develop the KenkoAir® Purifier – which launched on 1 May 2012 to the European market. The KenkoAir® is a recirculating air cleaner designed to remove airborne particles and allergens such as dust, smoke, pollen, animal dander, and harmful fibres.
But what makes the KenkoAir® better than other air systems out there? It is Nikken’s KenkoAir® that features an ultra-low particulate air-filter (ULPA) – a breakthrough in air filtration technology. This medical-grade filter is certified by independent testing laboratories to remove 99.9995% of all airborne particles as small as 0.12 micron over an area of almost 30 square metres. That’s significantly more effective than the long-time standard for hospital operating rooms!
Don’t just take our word for it – ask the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation, British Allergy Foundation, and Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association all of whom endorse Nikken’s KenkoAir® Purifier!
A home free from pollutants and allergens is a happy, healthy home!
Read our blog post on World Asthma Day, if you missed it, to find out more about the KenkoAir®, allergies and asthma.