SINGAPORE, 27 February 2020 — Air pollution is often attributed to larger scale disasters such as ozone pollution or global warming. However, the indoor air quality matters just as much, as harmful outdoor air particles that travel into the home such as emissions from motor vehicles and nearby construction sites, coupled with poor indoor air ventilation could lead to long term health risks[1]. The occasional transboundary smoke haze from forest fires in the region also affects Singapore’s air quality[2] and could potentially trigger allergies or health problems. This is where the award-winning LG PuricareTM comes in handy to create an inviting indoor air environment for families, professionals who work from home and those with toddlers and newborns.

The LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier (AS60GDWV0) which is capable of 360-degree absorption and discharge, helps to maintain indoor air quality and keep all these pollutants at bay. It can deliver clean air even to low areas where toddlers crawl, ensuring all families can enjoy fresh air from every corner of the room that it is placed in. With a modern look, the LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier features a cylindrical design with Snow Flake Air Holes that has gained recognition from international awards, including the Reddot Award 2017 and iF Design Award 2017.

Located at the top of the air purifier, the LG PuriCareTM Clean Booster feature removes dust up to 74% faster[3] than conventional air purifiers and can deliver clean air to a distance of up to 8 metres, covering rooms up to 21.6 square metres[4]. This allows indoor air to be regulated quickly while covering the far ends of a room once the air purifier is turned on. 

The LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier’s 360-degree filter uses a six-step filtration process which eliminates six major types of pollutants[5]. The first three steps remove allergens and filter over 99% of extremely fine dust[6], beginning with large dust particles, fine dust particles, and finally allergens. The subsequent three steps remove harmful substances of smog (sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide) and living odors[7] (such as ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid). This six-step filtration process can help users and their loved ones breathe easier with cleaner air, which in turn will mitigate potential long-term health concerns[8].

Users can connect it to the LG ThinQ® app to activate the air purifier remotely, check the indoor air quality and change the air purification mode at home. Users can also activate the functions through voice commands thanks to its Google Assistant compatibility.

The LG PuriCareTM Air Purifier retails at S$1,099, and is available at Best Denki, Courts, Harvey Norman and Mega Discount Store.

For more information, please visit: https://www.lg.com/sg/air-purifier/lg-AS60GDWV0

[1] Common pollutants found in air such as Particulate Matter (PM), Nitrogen Dioxide, Sulphur Dioxide, and volatile organic compounds can detrimental respiratory problems when exposed long term. Source: https://www.mewr.gov.sg/ssb/our-targets/air-quality

[2] The main pollutant of concern during periods of smoke haze is fine particulate matter or PM2.5 (particulate of size 2.5 microns and below). These particulates enter air-conditioned buildings through the fresh air intake, and through openings and gaps. Source: https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/pollution-control/air-pollution/managing-haze

[3] Tested by LG internal lab & KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) / Products: PuriCare AS95GDWP2 with Clean booster mode on & off / Condition: 203m3(10.6 x 7.1 x 2.7m), 24.7 degree Celsius, Products installed in the middle of space Checked cumulative dust concentration at 1.5m height from and 7.5m away from a product during 15mins.

[4]Tested by LG internal lab & KIMM(Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials) / Products: PuriCare AS281DAW / Condition: 203m(10.6 x 7.1 x 2.7m), 24.7 degree Celsius, RH 37% / Test Particulate size: 0.3µm diameter smoke or potassium chloride(KCI)

[5] The six-step filter is accredited by different international organizations, including The British Allergy Foundation, Korea Asthma Allergy Foundation and Korea Air Cleaning Association.

[6] Based on KIMM test, model no.: AS281DAW, test condition: 30m, testing the ultra-fine dust removal rate according to the air absorbed. The test results are based on the laboratory condition; the results may vary in different environments.

[7] Based on KIMM test, model no.: AS281DAW, experimental substances: 5 major types of harmful gases (ammonia, acetaldehyde, acetic acid, toluene and formaldehyde), with an average deodorizing rate up to 95% and above. A removal rate for 2 major types of harmful gases (toluene, formaldehyde) up to 100%. KIMM experimental standard, model no. AS281DAW, test condition: 4m, experimental substances: SO2, NO2. The test results are based on the laboratory conditions; the results may vary in different environments.

[8] Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of infections, lung cancer and chronic lung diseases such as asthma. People who already have lung disease are at greater risk. Source: https://www.lung.org/our-initiatives/healthy-air/indoor/indoor-air-pollutants/

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