Monday, June 7, 2021

Portable Air Purifier -- PURE FOLIO review

 Air sanitisation has been in the limelight since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. The severity of COVID 19 infection varies from mild upper respiratory tract infections to severe chest infection with multi organ failure which may require life machine support, eventually resulting in permanent scarring of the lungs. The SARS-Cov-2 virus is transmitted via droplets and can be aerosolized as well. 

Most of the time bodily fluids such as coughs and sneezes can be projected around 1 meter far. However, the distance differs due to other environmental factor such as ventilation and wind. For example, sneezes can pass infectious droplets to the full length of a bus and ash from a Mexican bushfire was found to have blown all the way to Africa from high winds. 

Other airborne microbes and allergens such as moulds can also cause irritation and inflammation throughout the respiratory tract-- from the nose, throat, sinuses, to the upper airway  and lungs. Sinus congestion, coughing, itchy eyes, rashes, fatigue and sore throats can be some of the manifestations. People who have atopy are more prone to develop these symptoms-- my family included. 

How can we then disinfect the air? Good ventilation, with 6-12 room air changes per hour is recommended by the CDC; be it natural outdoor conditions or mechanical ventilation. Other methods include room air cleaners (using filters, UV etc) and upper-room germicidal UV fixtures. Most of the methods are expensive and are fairly complicated to implement.

Therefore, we use air purifier tubs called PURE FOLIO. They are small, portable and effective air purifying solutions designed to address “Sick Building Syndrome“ as mentioned in the previous paragraph. Enclosed spaces (such as homes, car, small storage, boats, caravans, commercial buildings, large offices, hospitals, cold rooms, transport, museums, universities, indoor agricultural, ships, submarines) can accumulate harmful microbes and spores increasing the risk of allergies, toxicity and sickness. 

PURE FOLIO is powered by SAN-AIR Technology and approved by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) as both Household Grade Disinfectant & Commercial Grade Disinfectant. Extensive research and development has been conducted by Daniel Massaioli, an Australian chemist and SAN-AIR's founder. 

SAN-AIR is able to kill any mould and bacteria at the rate of 55% airborne particles every hour.  After the first 24 hours, the indoor air environment is mostly microbe depleted. Within 24 to 48 hours, the indoor environment there is an obvious improvement in mustiness and levels of airborne contaminants. PURE FOLIO has been proven to eliminate COVID 19 as well. SAN-AIR is also able to sanitise ducted air conditioning and wall mounted units inaccessible to usual cleaning.

Furthermore, PURE FOLIO only contains 100% natural, biodegradable and non toxic SAN-AIR proprietary essential oils. This means PURE FOLIO is safe for children, pets as the ingredients are food safe certified. It does not irritate the respiratory tract or the skin.

What does Dr Yingzangel think?

PURE FOLIO is a convenient and powerful way to disinfect air especially when there is odor from humidity, pets, tobacco, washroom and excretions. Each tub can last 2 months and I love how I can bring the tub with me anywhere I go, especially when I am oncall. The scent of eucalyptus essential oil also helps to calm me down to ensure better quality of sleep. For safety reasons, I will still suggest allergy sufferers to test before use.

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