Like me, some of you who might have spent time in the US or overseas should know Dyson well, and when I was studying in the US, I remember I was super amazed by the TV ads showing Dyson’s Ball Vacuum gliding around objects in the living room gracefully!
I never did buy one because I was just studying and couldn’t bring it back to Malaysia, but I swore I would get one in the future. You can’t imagine how happy I was when last week, I was invited to attend Dyson’s workshop on their latest product, the Pure Cool Link air purifier fan!
I reached Dyson’s office earlier than anyone so that I can check out all of their products. I was really excited to know more about Dyson products and also play with them. Workshop started by Dyson representative giving us a little background story of the company and the owner James Dyson. I was quite amazed at the James Dyson determination! Then he moved on to introducing Dyson’s latest product. The Pure Cool Link air purifier fan that is not your ordinary fan =)
Before this workshop, I did already know about needing to have clean air at home, and we do have a very basic air purifier at home, but I didn’t know that harmful pollutants and ultrafine particles from the outside are trapped in our homes!
Did you know that air pollution inside your home can be up to 5 times worse than outside, and we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors! Deterioration of our cities’ air quality also affect indoor air quality, not to mention when there’s haze, things get even worse. Modern buildings are built to be sealed up from the outside, and this traps ultra-fine and harmful particles, which are invisible to the naked eye.
If you read my post (http://www.bobostephanie.com/journey-to-wellness/) on my ‘Journey To Wellness’, I talked about undergoing a heart procedure called cardiac ablation to treat my SVT and from that point on, I decided to adopt a new, healthier lifestyle, where I exercised regularly, ate cleaner, and changed my lifestyle habits.
I also did some research on causes of heart diseases and one interesting link I found was that research has shown that pollutants smaller than PM2.5 (Particulate Matter) are related to fuel combustion, and can lead to heart disease over time (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/More/MyHeartandStrokeNews/Air-Pollution-and-Heart-Disease-Stroke_UCM_442923_Article.jsp#.V6SSZkZ97IV).
How can I adopt a healthy lifestyle when the air that my family and I breathe at home contain harmful pollutants? And why bother undergoing cardiac ablation to fix my SVT when the air I breathe contain harmful pollutants that might bring about more heart problems in the long run?