To address indoor air issues which are said to affect almost 11 million Filipinos suffering from asthma, Sharp Philippines introduced to the local market Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+ and Mite Cleaner with Plasmacluster Ion (PCI) technology, an air purifying technology which releases positive and negative ions capable of suppressing the effects of airborne viruses, bacteria, microbes and allergens.
According to Takahiro Tanaka, president and GM at Sharp Philippines, issues about indoor air must be addressed to improve the lives of Filipinos, particularly those who are suffering from asthma.
To this end, “PCI is an innovation engineered by Sharp to ensure clean indoor air and emphasized that there must be awareness on the importance of having a clean air at home,” Tanaka said.
One solution to indoor air problems is the Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier UV+. Powered by PCI technology, this air purifier deactivates up to 99% of airborne allergens, viruses and bacteria while reducing odors and molds. It is also equipped with a True HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) Filter that can capture 99.97% of particles as tiny as 0.03 microns, such as smoke particles, dust, pet dander and pollen.
The air purifier also has a five-step mosquito-catching mechanism. It has a black exterior and emits UV light that attracts mosquitoes indoors. The mosquitoes are enticed to enter the entrances, sucked in with the air purifier’s suction and trapped on a chemical-free glue sheet.
Another device that eliminates allergens that can cause itchiness, rashes and respiratory symptoms in people with asthma and dust mite allergies is the Sharp Plasmacluster Mite Catcher.
Mite Catcher eliminates dust mites and other allergens on the bed and other textile surfaces. With its Heat and Clean Function, the device releases up to 60-degree centigrade heat to weaken dust mites’ cling onto fibers while also penetrating the mattress to sanitize and reduce odors from within. Plasmacluster ions are also released to deactivate bacteria and microbes in mattresses, pillows and cushions while reducing odors. It also has a Cyclone Suction feature that captures almost all dust mites and other particles on the bed.
The devices are available at Anson’s, Abenson and SM Appliance Centers in the Greater Manila area. The Air Purifier UV+ costs P14,998, while the Mite Catcher costs P19,998 (the latter will be available in the first week of December).