Air pollution is increasing with every day in India’s urban centers like Delhi NCR, Bangalore and Mumbai. We see people wearing pollution masks and travelling in closed vehicles to be safe from the harmful effects of particulate matter or PM2.5/PM10 as they are popularly known. Some of us have gone even a step further and bought a car air purifiers to ensure maximum safety from air pollutants while travelling. But which one is the best solution of them all?
Here, we do a comparison of the protection offered by air pollution masks and car air purifiers, so that you can decide for yourself about the effectiveness of these popular products.
Car Air Purifiers
High-quality car air purifiers like Honeywell Move Pure and Honeywell Move Pure 2 come with hybrid HEPA filters. These filters combine the particulate arrestance technology with activated carbon filtration to remove over 99 percent of air pollutants, like PM2.5, PM10, volatile organic compounds, cigarette smoke, and foul odors.
These portable air purifier units can be mounted on the dashboard or placed under the seats or in the rear parcel tray. The noise levels from a car air purifier are comparable to your car’s air blower and do not create any distractions while you are driving.
Comparing the Two Technologies
Where a car air purifier has higher filtration efficiency, a pollution mask is more portable and protects you even when you move out of the vehicle’s cabin. However, a car air purifier not only protects you from air pollution but also safeguards your fellow passengers. In addition, a car air purifier removes unwanted smells and dust from your car’s insides, keeping it smelling fresh.
In our opinion, it wouldn’t hurt to buy both the car air purifier and a pollution mask for all-around protection from air pollution. In the meanwhile, you can visit us at www.honeywellconnection.com to know more about the air purifiers and pollution masks.