Best ways to filter the bad air

Here are some of the best anti-pollution masks you can wear when outdoors and a purifier you can install in the car


Atlanta healthcare cambridge N99 masks use military-grade filtration technology, and protect you from dust.
Atlanta healthcare cambridge N99 masks use military-grade filtration technology, and protect you from dust.

Atlanta healthcare cambridge N99

Rs1,799 onwards

These masks are available in three variants—no valve, one valve and two valves. For standard daily use, a no-valve option should suffice. The single- and dual-valve options are useful in medium or heavy activity, to reduce moisture build-up inside the mask. These masks use military-grade filtration technology and protect you from dust, fuel-based contaminants, particulate matter, infectious pathogens, virus, bacteria, mould and spores as well as pollen.

Dettol air protect air mask

Rs699

This anti-pollution mask uses the KN90 filter type, and will protect against PM 2.5, bacteria, dust and pollen. The life of this mask will depend on how much pollution and other airborne particles it has to block out regularly. Remember, it doesn’t have exhale valves, and is a good option if you do not intend to run or jog regularly wearing it.

Vogmask N99

$41.90 (around Rs2,810; shipping extra)

These masks, available in microfibre and organic cotton variants, offer multiple layers of filtration before you breathe in the air. Apart from the N99 filter, there is also the layer in which the coconut shell derived carbon, along with acrylic, is bonded to polyester.

Honeywell move

Rs5,999

This compact in-car air purifier runs the air through a compound Hepa (high-efficiency particulate arrestance) and activated carbon filters. It can remove toxic gases, bacteria, cigarette smoke and particulate matter. Next time you roll down the windows, the purifier will do its work.

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