The hazardous smokey haze that strikes Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore perennially dominates world headlines. The haze is expected to persist as forest fires burn across Indonesia.

In response to the haze which effects large parts of South East Asia, QNET reminds everyone about the advanced capabilities of our air purifier, AirPure Air Purifier.

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Air Pollution in Malaysia and Singapore from clearance of forest and vegetation was the worst on record in 2013. No adequate solution has yet been found to the haze problem which means haze producing conditions are likely to continue periodically. This problem is not going to go away quickly, so it is important to take steps to protect the health and well-being of you, your family and loved ones.

The main risk from the haze is toxic particles called PM2.5 which refers to “particulate matter” above 2.5 microns in size. Even when the haze has eased, levels of these particles remain above safe levels.

The people most at risk are the elderly, pregnant women, children and people with lung disease, heart disease or stroke. N95 masks are prescribed for outdoor use however these are not practical inside but people most at risk may be unable to wear a mask for prolonged periods due to reduced lung capacity.

The Governments of Singapore and Malaysia advise residents to stay indoors as much as possible during severe haze. Therefore, inside it is important to do what you can to ensure the air you breathe is safe. Air conditioners do filter the air somewhat; however additional filtration can be achieved using an air purifier such as QNET’s AirPure.

The United Nations has called on Governments to do more, with greater urgency, to tackle the challenges associated with worsening air quality in the Asia Pacific. The problem may seem big but you can improve the quality of the air you breathe today.

Find the AirPure Air Purifier under Home Care in the your eStore.