Pollution, bacteria and viruses are just a few factors which can threaten one’s health and people with asthma are more prone and at high risk. I know so because my 2 boys and I are asthmatics and of course I have to do everything to prevent attacks. It’s not enough that medicines are easily accessible, the thing is I don’t want us always taking meds for fear that it will eventually take a toll on our kidneys. So, being introduced to Sharp Plasmacluster is very timely!
The event was held at The Gardens at the Grove by Rockwell in Pasig last June 20, 2016. It was a very informative gathering of only a handful of bloggers/media. I listened intently because I was really interested to know how the products can ultimately help my family “breathe clean air” at home.
Here are the Sharp Plasmacluster – Air Purifier with Humidifier, Air Purifier UV+ and Mite Catcher.
Let me tell you something about the Plasmacluster Ion Technology
An innovative way of keeping indoor air clean. Every homeowner tries to keep his or her abode spotlessly clean, but keeping the air clean, pure and safe is another matter. Usual methods of cleaning cannot remove pollens, allergens, mold, mites, viruses and germs in the air.
Enter Plasmacluster Ion Technology — a revolutionary solution that draws inspiration from our own natural defenses. In 1998, then Sharp researcher (now Team Chief for Health and Environmental Systems, Air Purification Division) Kazuo Nishikawa looked at the state of air purification at the time, and realized that the methods they were using had reached the limits of their effectiveness. Deciding that something needed to be done, he began to study air purification technique, determined to make indoor air safer to breathe, especially for children.
Nishikawa and his team tried a few options – including ozone and negative ions – but found them lacking. After a few more tries, Sharp finally developed PCI Technology. Simply put, Plasmacluster Ion Technology is an air purifying technology that is capable of suppressing the effects of airborne viruses, bacteria, microbes, allergens, and other threats. The ions come in contact with the airborne threats in the air, undergoing chemical reactions on their surfaces to form OH radicals. These OH radicals decompose the proteins on the surface membrane of the airborne threats by taking the hydrogen. Without protein, the airborne threats are disabled and in effect, deactivated. The hydrogen then combines with OH radicals, and together they transform into water which is released into the air.
Eliminate harmful microscopic particles, reduce asthma attacks
Using PCI Technology to eliminate microscopic particles that can cause asthma attacks, researchers from the renowned University of Tokyo Hospital discovered that the volume and dosage period of medication prescribed for respiratory symptoms are significantly reduced for children with atopic asthma. It has also been found to reduce the respiratory tract inflammation in patients with infantile atopic-type asthma.
Why the particular interest in asthma? Asthma is a chronic condition that can cause a variety of respiratory symptoms, including coughing, wheezing, a tightening in the chest, and difficulty breathing. It is a very common condition, with almost 11 million sufferers in the Philippines alone. That’s roughly one asthma sufferer in ten Filipinos. This condition can be exacerbated by a number of common elements found in any home: dust, dust mite allergens, mold, and other airborne allergens, which can’t be eliminated by surface cleaning alone.
For the Filipino homeowner who values health and wants to reduce asthma attacks, Sharp recommends the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+ and the Sharp Plasmacluster Mite Catcher, two new additions to the Plasmacluster lineup of air purifiers, air purifiers with humidifiers, and air conditioners and refrigerators equipped with Plasmacluster Ion Technology.
A breath of fresh, clean air with the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+
Not all air purifiers are created equal. Generic air purifiers claim to keep the air safe, but in reality, they only provide a false sense of security. These inferior appliances cannot completely eliminate airborne viruses and bacteria, asthma-inducing allergens, and mosquitoes. The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+ delivers one amazing solution to these indoor air problems.
Powered by the exclusive Plasmacluster Ion Technology, this air purifier deactivates up to 99% of airborne allergens, viruses, and bacteria while reducing unwanted odors. Air Purifier UV+ is also equipped with a True HEPA Filter, which can capture 99.97% of particles as tiny as 0.03 microns such as smoke particles, dust, pet dander, and pollen.
In addition, it has a 5-step mosquito-catching mechanism: an effective, chemical- free way to eliminate mosquito threats indoors. The Air Purifier UV+ has a black exterior and emits UV light, both of which attract mosquitoes indoors. The mosquitoes are also enticed to enter the tiny entrances, sucked in with the air purifier’s powerful suction and trapped on a chemical-free glue sheet.
Sleep easy with the Sharp Plasmacluster Mite Catcher
Dust mites — microscopic insects with a lifespan of two to three months–are all over beds, pillows, carpets, and upholstery. Vacuuming doesn’t remove them from fabric surfaces, where they live, eat, breed, and die. Their remains and excrement (from eating dead skin cells) are known allergens, which can cause itchiness, rashes, and respiratory symptoms in people with asthma and dust mite allergies.
With the Heat & Clean Function, the Sharp Plasmacluster Mite Catcher effectively eliminates dust mites and other allergens on the bed and other textile surfaces. It releases up to 60°C heat to weaken the dust mites’ hold on fibers, while also sanitizing the mattress and reducing its odors. Plasmacluster Ions are also released, deactivating bacteria and microbes living in mattresses, pillows, and cushions. The powerful Cyclone Suction, a strong centrifugal suction force, then removes all particles, pesky dust mites included, from mattresses and other such surfaces.
The Mite Catcher is very easy to use and easy to maintain. Using one means you won’t need to air out your mattress in the sun. Changing your bed sheets won’t make your mattress free from dust mites. But you can still sleep on a dust mite-free, thoroughly clean bed with the Plasmacluster Mite Catcher, only from Sharp.
If I have the budget I will definitely get the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+ and the Plasmacluster Mite Catcher. The Air Purifier UV+ has many functions including air filter, purifier and mosquito catcher while the Mite Catcher is badly needed to rid our mattresses of bed bugs. I feel itchy sometimes while lying on our not so old bed and I’m guessing because of dust mites. Sometimes I wake up with tiny red spots and it’s not mosquito bites. So, these 2 products are a must-have in this household! Another great news is that these Sharp Plasmaclusters are energy-efficient too!
The Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+, Plasmacluster Mite Catcher, and Air Purifiers are available in leading appliance stores nationwide.
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