Offer: Roidmi F8 Storm

For the first time I have ordered a Cordless Vacuum Cleaner with a HEPA filter. It is called Roidmi F8 Storm. It is already commercialized by Xiaomi, but currently, it is available on Indiegogo for $289 and I have access to a secret Perk link for $279 (-$10 off) for those who want to use this offer. The offer ends at the end of July 2018.

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Formaldehyde WP6930S vs uRAD A3

Formaldehyde CH2O is a very dangerous chemical-gas that can be easily found inside a house because it off-gases from paints, carpets, furniture, etc… In this article I am going to find out how well a cheap, handheld air quality monitor WP6930S compares to a more professional solution such as the uRAD A3.

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Handheld AQ Monitor made in China WP6930S

Time-to-time See The Air readers contact me because they want to know if some portable Air Quality monitors made in China worth an investment, so I decided to research and find out which of them is the best. First, I cross checked the features as they were presented online and I noticed that some of them have a laser Particulate Matter PM2.5 sensor, which is good, and some other use an optical one. With that in mind, I purchased the WP6930S.

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Musk’s Flamethrower

Elon Musk needs money for his projects, so he decided to sell a flamethrower and apparently everyone is so exited about this useless device. A huge hype for a device that doesn’t complete any purpose.

Of course, my real worries aren’t whether the flamethrower has a purpose or not but what consequences will have to the environment. A device which throws flames everywhere and is capable to destroy forests, houses and burn habitats. More importantly, we suppose to fight against global warming and yet we create more devices which burn oxygen and generate carbon dioxide CO2 and air pollution.

The paradox is that Musk first revolutionized the automobile industry with his electric vehicles and his company Tesla which at first made me believe that he cared about the Earth’s future but I don’t think he cares about the environment anymore. He wants to leave Earth for a dry red planet called Mars.

Unfortunately, humans aren’t perfect and mistakes can be happened, so imagine someone creating an environmental disaster by burning a forest in an accident because he/she was playing with a “cool” toy the flamethrower.

Companies must become more responsable on how they earn money and people have to think twice before purchasing useless things. The Boring Company which sells the flamethrower has some clever guys on the marketing department who decided to call the device as a “NOT-A-FLAMETHROWER” for obvious reason to manipulate the perception of the general public.

Finally, I see this device as a weapon and it should have been regulated more strictly by the government.

Please if you share the same opinion as I, share this article with your friends and relatives on all social media platforms.

P.S. Funny enough, Musk sells separately Fire Extinguishers.

 

BRISE C200 PM2.5 Efficiency Tests

On the previous article, I presented a new air purifier with an A.I. Engine called BRISE C200. In general, the best way to prove the efficiency of an air purifier is by taking measurements with a respectable 3rd party AQ monitor while there is an air quality issue ongoing inside the room and that is what I did. I used the uRAd A3 Monitor for the measurements and the device was placed near the purifier.

At first, I had set the purifier off on purpose because I didn’t want the A.I. engine to kick in automatically before I was able to register the event. When a PM2.5 spike was registered, as you can see on the picture below from 4μg/m3 to 26μg/m3, I turned on the purifier and the air quality inside the room immediately improved till it returned to the normal PM2.5 concentration and the purifier turned itself off automatically.

AQ-BRISEC200

In the picture below you can see the FC200 4-in-1 Combo filter after one month of usage. The carbon pre-filter has captured PM10 particles, hair, dust and even a little dead spider, which was caught by the purifier’s air flow when it was set on Turbo Mode. After that, we can see the blue anti-bacteria filter and under it the HEPA filter responsable for capturing all PM2.5 particles. Finally, the TiO2 will absorb harmful chemical vapors.

FILTERS C200 BRISE

I wanted to repeat the experiment with the BRISE C200 purifier and a different AQ Monitor in a different room and day, so with the help of the AirVisual AQM I set them up in my bedroom. This time it took 14 min into Turbo Mode to clean the air, the bedroom is a bit bigger. When the purifier achieved a concentration of ±1μg/m3, I turned it off and with the door closed the air inside the room was kept clean, but immediately after I opened the door the air quality was decreased. Below you can see the results.

airvisaul brise

Review: BRISE C200 Air Purifier

It was time to review an air purifier because it is a vital device for those who suffer from air pollution and allergies. The purifier that I am going to review is called BRISE C200. It was first launched in Taiwan in 2017, although the company’s headquarter is in the Netherlands with team members in Germany and Taiwan. I have been following this company since their first steps into the air quality market.

The reason I wanted to review this purifier first is because it is the first air purifier with artificial intelligence aka A.I. and because it combines two devices in one, an air quality monitor and a purifier, obviously.Read More »

Air Pollution & Mental Illnesses

It is well known that exposure to high levels of air pollutants raises the risk of physical illnesses such as respiratory infections, lung cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and Alzheimer. However, there are new studies suggesting that air pollution is responsible for mental illnesses too.

Back in 1970 Lead Pb (from the Latin plumbum) was used to be added in the petrol fossil fuel, as a result, it was later associated for contributing to behavioral problems, learning difficulties and lowered IQ among children.

In recent years, Sulphur Dioxide SO2, has been associated with a high risk of hospital admissions for mental disorders in Shanghai.Read More »