Management and prevention of allergies and related diseases such as asthma can be improved using air purifiers, association says as spotlight falls on immune system hypersensitivity
As the UAE races towards summer, the incidence of allergies is on the rise thanks to dust-storms, hay fever and more time spent in unclean indoor environments. On the occasion of World Allergy Week, an annual event taking place from April 7-13 this year, the nation’s residents are being urged to pay more attention to their health by employing better prevention and management strategies such as air purifiers in their homes and cars, to mitigate the impact of allergens.
Asthma Allergy Nordic, the association of allergy and asthma organisations, recommends Blueair air purifiers for those suffering from hypersensitivity to allergens such as dust, pollen and pet dander. These triggers are a growing global concern with their cost to the global economy estimated in millions of dollars each year, thanks to lost sick-days, medication and physicians’ visits.
“At Blueair, we are committed to improving the lives of people suffering from allergy and asthma by providing best-in-test air purifiers that remove allergens such as dust, mites, pollen, pet dander and chemicals from the air,” said TR Ganesh, General Manager, Blueair Middle East. “We are therefore proud that Asthma Allergy Nordic recommends our air purifiers for people with asthma, allergies and respiratory problems.”
World Allergy Week, an annual World Allergy Organization initiative to raise awareness of, and advocate for, better management and prevention of allergies and related diseases such as asthma. With nine out of 10 people on the planet breathing polluted air, known to both cause and exacerbate allergies, this is an important initiative.
There are three main triggers for UAE residents. Dust storms are endemic to the UAE and sand particles inhaled during such atmospheric events can irritate the respiratory airways, with the viruses and bacteria in desert dust causing infections. Indoors, it is household dust that causes the problem, principally because of the presence of dust mites, the tiny organisms that feed on skin and waste proteins found in dust. According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round- allergies and asthma. In the UAE, dust and dust mites are a major problem for residents because air-conditioners and their ducts are usually not properly cleaned, and even when they are, they may still leave several allergens undetected. Some 150 million people around the world are allergic to dust.
Pollen allergies comprise the third major irritant. About 40% of the world’s population or 3 billion people suffer from hay fever, or allergic rhinitis, a risk factor for asthma and other chronic upper-airway diseases. Seasonal allergic rhinitis generally lasts between two and four months but due to climate change, which makes the pollen season both longer and more intense, and air pollution, which exacerbates the effects, studies indicate that the number of sufferers will double by 2050. In the UAE, pollen is a particular problem as imported plants and trees contribute to the plant matter in the atmosphere.
Air purifiers work by filtering out these problematic particles. Blueair’s unique HEPASilent technology removes 99.97% of all airborne particles down to 0.1 micron in size including pollen, smoke, dust, mold, spores, bacteria, viruses and pet allergens. “Breathing clean air is essential for a healthy living. For asthma and allergy sufferers, access to clean air can help reduce the need for medication,” Mr. Ganesh added.
With superior performance even at the lowest speed, Blueair air purifiers are whisper silent and energy efficient. As a result, Blueair air purifiers and recommended for people with allergies and asthma.
Blueair has a range of air purifiers for home and professional use. Asthma Allergy Nordic, a collaboration between the asthma and allergy organizations in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, recommend Classic 405, Classic 480i, Classic 605 and Classic 680i. The Classic range is among Blueair’s most high performing air purifiers used today by consumers in over 60 countries around the world. The Blueair Classic 405 is also, for the second year in a row, recognized as “Best-in-Test” in an independent laboratory testing of 10 different air purifier brands conducted by accredited Intertek Testing & Certification and IBR Laboratories in 2019.
Blueair air purifiers recommended by Asthma Allergy Nordic:
Blueair Classic 405 is designed for medium-sized rooms (40m²) and is a wise choice for people with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Blueair’s HEPASilent- technology provides a top performance at all speeds and a virtually silent operation with minimum power consumption. Classic 405 is Wi-Fi compatible and works with Blueair Friend app and has a user-friendly touch display with clear LED icons.
Blueair Classic 480i is designed for medium-sized rooms (40m²) and fit most needs and removes virtually all allergy and asthma triggers and other airborne pollutants – quietly and efficiently. Blueair’s HEPASilent-technology provides a top performance at all speeds and a virtually silent operation with minimum power consumption. A user-friendly touch display with clear LED icons provides an overview of the operating mode, Wi-Fi connection and filter status, in addition to indoor air quality with indications of the levels of PM2.5 and VOCs. The free app Blueair Friend can be used to control the operating speed, parental control, night mode and other functions remotely via your smart device.
Blueair 605 Classic gives you cleaner and healthier indoor air in larger rooms (72m²) such as large living rooms, open space and offices. The air cleaner is also equipped with wheels making it easy to move. Blueair’s HEPASilent-technology provides a top performance at all speeds and a virtually silent operation with minimum power consumption. The clear LED icons indicate the status of the air cleaner’s Wi-Fi connection, the operating speed and filter status. Blueair 605 is Wi-Fi compatible for easy remote control via smartphone or tablet.
Blueair Classic 680i gives you cleaner and healthier indoor air in larger rooms (72m²) and large living rooms, open spaces and offices. The air purifier is also equipped with wheels making it easy to move, and with built-in sensors to help yu take control of your indoor air quality. Blueair’s HEPASilent-technology provides a top performance at all speeds and a virtually silent operation with minimum power consumption. A user-friendly touch display with clear LED icons provides an overview of the operating mode, Wi-Fi connection and filter status, in addition to indoor air quality with indications of the levels of PM2.5 and VOCs. The free app Blueair Friend can be used to control the operating speed, parental control, night mode and other functions remotely via your smart device.Email This Post