Air Pu­ri­fier with mos­quito catcher helps bat­tle vec­tor- borne dis­eases

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Mon­soon makes the per­fect breed­ing ground for germs, bac­te­ria and mos­qui­toes. The pesky visi­tors not only trig­ger ir­ri­ta­tion and skin rashes but also are agents of deadly dis­eases like Dengue, Chikun­gunya, Malaria, Yel­low fever and Zika virus.In past few years, the rate of in­fec­tion and mor­tal­ity has risen dra­mat­i­cally in In­dia, which is in­deed a grow­ing con­cern.The re­cent data re­leased by the Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion of Delhi (MCD) states that hos­pi­tals across the city have al­ready re­ported 1,185 cases of Dengue, 392 cases of Chikun­gun­yaand 524 cases of Malaria.

To pro­tect them­selves from mos­qui­toes and the re­lated dis­eases, peo­ple in­vari­ably use mos­quito re­pel­lants and in­sec­ti­ci­dal sprays.Th­ese chem­i­cals in some in­di­vid­u­als es­pe­cially in chil­dren can pre­cip­i­tate res­pi­ra­tory al­ler­gies and bronchial asthma. Ac­cord­ing to Dr Vivek Nan­gia, Di­rec­tor - Pul­monology De­part­ment at Fortis Hos­pi­tal and renowned con­sul­tant and spe­cial­ist in this field, “it is ad­vis­able to adopt mea­sures that re­duce the mos­quito habi­tat without the use of chem­i­cals. It is es­sen­tial to em­ploy an in­te­grated and sci­en­tific ap­proach to get rid of mos­qui­toes as hav­ing a mos­quito re­lated dis­eases­can be fa­tal. Nat­u­ral and or­ganic re­pel­lents like Le­mon Eu­ca­lyp­tus Oil, Laven­der, Neem Oil and Cin­na­mon Oil should be pre­ferred. Mos­quito catch­ing equip­ment can also help re­duce the over­all bur­den of mos­qui­toes.”

Sharp has re­cently in­tro­duced an Air Pu­ri­fier with mos­quito catcher which serves dual pur­pose, cleanses the in­door air and rids the en­vi­ron­ment of mosquites.With its CHEM­I­CAL FREE 5 step mosquito­catch­ing mech­a­nism, the pu­ri­fier ef­fec­tively cap­tures mos­qui­toes whilst pu­ri­fy­ing in­door air, keep­ing you safe from the dreaded vec­tor and pol­lu­tants. It boasts a stylish black ex­te­rior with tiny en­trance on both sides to en­tice near­ing mos­qui­toes. While the blue lights at­tract mos­qui­toes which are then driven by pow­er­ful air suc­tion that traps them on a strong glue sheet. Th­ese non-toxic sheets have three lay­ers, one for each month. Re­place­ment sheets are avail­able for

1000 (good for 3 months) on var­i­ous e- com­merce por­tals. You may con­tinue us­ing the air pu­ri­fier all year round even without re­plac­ing the glue sheet if there are not enough mos­qui­toes in your room.

Mos­quito in­fes­ta­tion hit the high­est point dur­ing and after Mon­soons. More cases of vec­tor-borne dis­eases are re­ported be­tween mid-July and Novem­ber end. The new de­vice from Sharp is a non- chem­i­cal pre­ven­tive so­lu­tion that pro­tects your fam­ily from po­ten­tial mos­quito-borne dis­eases by trap­ping them in­side the ma­chine. With ad­di­tional fea­tures be­ing added to air pu­ri­fiers, con­sumers may seek mul­ti­ple health ad­van­tages and can fur­ther ad­dress res­pi­ra­tory dis­or­ders along with men­ace of vec­tor borne dis­eases. `

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