Air Purifier that Meets and Exceeds WHOStandards for Indoor Air Quality
(Hong Kong, May 20, 2010) - On 16th May 2010, the China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention(CCDCP) released a study on domestic indoor air pollution levels. According to state media, the studyreported more than two million Chinese deaths annually from health problems related to indoor airpollution, with nearly half of them under five years of age. It also stated that indoor pollution can oftenbe 5-10 times higher than China's badly polluted outdoor air.
As these alarming results hit home, a Hong Kong Company Oxyvitallaunches the world's first andonly home air purification system that meets and exceeds World Health Organization (WHO) standardsfor indoor air quality. The Oxyvital Split Unit has been designed especially for homes and schools, toprevent unnecessary illness and deaths from polluted indoor air.
'Through independent research, government studies and the work of Hong Kong's renowned ProfessorHedley, we know that poor indoor air quality is detrimental to health • this new CCDCP study showsexactly how dire the situation is and we have a responsibility to provide a solution', said SiewKiat Wang, CEO of Oxyvitalin Hong Kong.
The Oxyvital Split Unit is the first 'home' product from Hong Kong-based air purification companyOxyvital, which was founded in 1998 by long-term Hong Kong resident and mother-of-two, NseMassenbauer-Strafe, originally from Austria. Oxyvitalproducts utilize a patented, cutting-edge ZeoSieve technology that works on a molecular level to produce the freshest, crystal clear indoor airavailable in the world right now. The product differentiates itself from other air filters by successfullyreducing all nine indoor air pollutants listed by WHO to excellent levels, without emitting toxic byproducts.
Home and office air filtration systems are popular in Hong Kong to combat the poor indoor airquality. 'Filthy air outdoors means filthy air indoors', says Professor Hedley, Hong Kong's leadingauthority on air quality and head of the community medicine department at the University of HongKong. 'Outside ventilation systems bring bad quality air indoors, this, combined with chemical contaminants and microbial pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which arecommonly released by carpets, upholstery fabrics and paint, plus indoor tobacco smoke can create atoxic environment that has been linked to poor health, leading to hospitalization and even death. Indoor air can be improved by quality filtering - as this will reduce exposure to pollutants', he says.
Yet worryingly, even with so much at stake the majority of air filtration products fall short of achievingthe full safety levels stipulated by WHO says Ms. Massenbauer-Strafe. 'When consumers purchase airfilters, they don't realize they are not getting a complete clean-air solution that meets and exceedsWHO standards. You wouldn't knowingly purchase a product that couldn't provide a complete job - sowhy should an air filter be any different?'