How to deal with air pollution in Milan
Although Milan is often associated with smog and pollution, the factor that has the greatest impact on health is indoor air quality.
Indoor air pollution in Milan: the real problem
In everyone's common scenario, when we think of air quality we inevitably think of the open spaces outside our homes or the enclosed places we usually frequent.
We spend 90% of our time in closed places: the home, the office, the gym, the stores, etc.
This translates to almost 22h out of the 24h of our our day.
Air pollution, whether we like it or not, is always present in our day, at any time. But in particular, indoor air pollution is our real problem.
And confirming this is the WHO (World Health Organization), which declares the close correlation that exists between outdoor and indoor air: the more polluted the outdoor air is, the more polluted our indoor air will then be. In fact, indoor air can be up to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
By now we know very well that Milan's air has several sources of pollution:
- Traffic smog
- Heaters in homes, offices and stores
- Industries that emit large amounts of particulate matter, methane and nitrogen oxides
Milan exceeds, even doubling them, all levels deemed safe by WHO for not harming health of CO2, PM2.5 and NOX. In this article The Local states that Milan's air quality is the worst in Europe.
And indoor air will inevitably be more polluted than outdoor air due to several factors:
- The stagnation of dust, odors and chemical cleaners
- Kitchen fumes when we cook our meals
- The humidity levels influenced by heating
- Ventilation systems that recirculate air without purifying it
- The failure to use air purifiers to remove pollutants
- Bacteria and viruses that increase the onset of disease and inflammation
Air purifiers: the solution to a healthier indoor air
In recent years, the vital importance of air purifiers in our homes and offices is being recognized.
Given the large amount of pollutants in the air in Milan, the market for purifiers is booming because it is now considered to all intents and purposes the same as an everyday household appliance, with an added advantage: it allows us to take care of the air, which is the most essential element for us.
Air purifiers can help us a lot in this goal, because thanks to their filtering system they manage to remove the pollutants that, although invisible, are present in our air and that we are inevitably forced to inhale.
Which air purifier to choose?
The best-known solution is undoubtedly the HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) technology, which are air purifiers that have filters composed of tight mesh that trap pollutants but do not eliminate them.
Unfortunately, these solutions have some limitations:
- They require constant filter replacement (minimum €100 per year!)
- The filters they use are not recyclable and highly wasteful
- If not changed in time, they themselves become a prolific environment for bacteria and germs
- They do not eliminate pollutants, but merely retain them
Eteria: the air purifier with no filter to change
Eteria is an air purifier with a built-in monitoring system.
Thanks to its technology, Eteria is the only air purifier that doesn't need to have the filter changed. All you have to do is wash it under running water and it will be as good as new!
In fact, unlike other solutions on the market, its technology is not HEPA but PHOTOCATALYSIS: a filtering system that doesn't block pollutants, but eliminates them thanks to the power of its nanomaterial, tungsten trioxide (WO3).
This technology acts on pollutants by disrupting them at the molecular level through the formation of a few electrons that in very few milliseconds eliminate the pollutants passing through the filter.
And through the power of the WO3 nanomaterial, Eteria covers a wide spectrum of substances such as:
- Volatile Organic Compounds (also called VOCs)
- NOx (oxides of nitrogen)
- Fine dust
While its state-of-the-art monitoring sensors can precisely track the air quality in your room, giving you real-time results by connecting with the Vitesy Hub app of levels of:
- VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
- CO2 (carbon dioxide)
Get Eteria on our website for €299. And remember, there won't be any extra costs in the future because you won't have to buy any more filters, unlike the other purifiers!
Make the best choice for your health, your financial savings, and the environment!