The Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde range, as the product name implies, features new solid-state formaldehyde sensing technology.
In addition to capturing ultrafine dust and allergens like regular Dyson air purifiers, purifier with formaldehyde sensing technology has the capability to destroy potentially dangerous VOCs including, well, formaldehyde.
For the uninitiated, formaldehyde is a colorless gas pollutant released by furniture and wooden products that has formaldehyde-based resins like plywood and fiberboard, insulating materials and products such as paint, wallpapers, varnishes and some household cleaning products.
What makes formaldehyde dangerous is, it is 500 times smaller than particles the size of 0.1 microns and it is very difficult to capture. It is worthy to note that the formaldehyde sensor is in addition to the a dedicated VOC sensor in the air purifier that works to detect other gases.
Moreover, the new formaldehyde range also boasts HEPA 13 standard filtration that “not only ensuring that no air bypasses the filter, but blocking any potential leak points through which dirty air might enter the airflow.” All told, it can remove 99.95% of particles as small as 0.1 microns.
The Dyson Purifier Formaldehyde range will launch in Australia on May 27, 2021. However, pricing is not yet disclosed.
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