Most Indian metro cities are suffering from a very critical health hazard, open drain canals. The smell from these drains have long caused health issues for the residents of nearby housing societies.
Here are some of the health issues and problems caused by open drain canals in Delhi.
- Excessive smell from dirty water pervades the localities nearby. Often causing nausea and triggering respiratory dysfunction.
- The canals are progenitor of various mosquitos and germs that can become airborne and enter homes.
- Posing life hazard for locals due to their open nature and lack of adequate fencing.
The most imposing of all these problems is the first one, the smell that can make living in nearby housing unbearable at times.
Home air purifiers that come with odour removal filters are a new smart home product that help in purifying your home’s ambient air. The special activated carbon filters in these products absorb all kinds of smells and volatile organic compounds to give your house a fresh smelling environment.
For example, the Honeywell Air Touch Home Air Purifier comes with a multi-stage air filtration technology. The pre-filter of Honeywell Air Touch removes larger dust particles, hair, and PM10 pollutants. The air is then passed through a high quality HEPA filter, which is considered the best air purifier technology right now, removing fine dust particles (also known as PM2.5). Finally, the air goes through the patented HiSiv filter from Honeywell. The HiSiv filter removes odour, volatile organic compounds and formaldehydes from the purified air, making it fresh again.
If you are having trouble breathing due to an open drain canal near your home in Delhi, buying an air purifier with HEPA and activated carbon filter is definitely recommended. These air purifiers provide instantaneous relief from bad odors and help you breathe in cleaner, fresher air.
However, do note, that every air purifier is not using the same technology. Air ionizers are a type of air purifier which are not recommended for using in homes. The reason being, an air ionizer may produce Ozone as a by-product, which is harmful for human and animal health. Also, Ozone has a particularly strong smell, which means, you may end up with even more foul smell inside your house.