TERI claims that 27.5 % of under-five mortality is due to indoor air pollution.
TERI claims that 27.5 % of under-five mortality is due to indoor air pollution.

Here are some startling facts about the air we breathe inside our homes: As per the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.3 million people in India die because of indoor air pollution every year. In addition, research by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) claims that 27.5 % of under-five mortality is due to indoor air pollution, while yet another study explains how over 80% of the women in India are impacted by poor air quality indoors. To make it worse, sources if some of the most dangerous indoor pollutants such as formaldehydes and VOCs can be traced back to common household items —such as cooking fuel, furniture, pets, paints and cleaning fluids, among others.

One obvious answer to this quandary is to install air purifiers, so that we can exercise some control over the air quality in our homes and protect the most vulnerable members of the family—particularly children and senior citizens. At the same time, most of us are either hesitant or unaware of the benefits associated with air purifiers.

The following infographic, created in association with experts from Honeywell Air Purifiers, explains the function of air purifying systems and their effectiveness at keeping our homes and loved ones free from harm.

Refer to another infographic for a deeper dive into the sources of indoor pollutants.

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