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The Unknown Risks of Air Pollution

The World Health Organization (WHO) describes air pollution as a “major environmental risk to health,” noting that air pollution increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, lung cancer and respiratory diseases. But we don’t hear much about it in the news and the public isn’t educated on its risk and how to decrease air pollution in particular.

Outdoor Air Pollution

The most common causes of outdoor air pollution include combustion fuels for transport, power, heating and cooking. It is caused by combustion processes e.g cars, fuel burning and industry. Common pollutants of ambient air include ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and particle matter. Health risks associated with outdoor air pollution include asthma, heart and lung issues. 

MH tip: do your bit for outdoor air pollution and leave the car at home. Choose to take a bus, walk or cycle to work.

Indoor Air Pollution

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Indoor Air Pollution

Many people don’t see indoor air pollution as a big a problem as outdoor pollution but in fact, the average home can be up to five times more polluted than the air outside. Cooking and heating are among the most common causes of indoor air pollution.

MH tip: the Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Link purifier fan captures up to 99.5% of potentially harmful pollutant particles in the air. It’s intelligent, automatically monitors indoor air quality and reacts accordingly, while the Dyson Link app gives you the ability to access air quality information both inside and out. 

1 Particle capture tested to EN1822. Gaseous capture tested to JEM 1467 (acetic acid, acetaldehyde, ammonia) and GB/T18801 (formaldehyde, benzene) and DTM-003282 (NO2). Gaseous capture rates vary.

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