If you start to experience twitchy and watery eyes and nose, you're not alone. Singapore is anticipating bouts of haze which will affect the island and neighbouring countries.
According to a media release by the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS) on Tuesday (30 May), Singapore's inter-agency Haze Task Force is coordinating action plans in anticipation of these conditions brought about by the El Nino and the positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) phenomena.
A few pieces of advice that MSS is sharing is to wear proper N95 masks and have an air purifier on standby.
Besides taking precautionary steps to limit time outdoors and reducing activities, parents with young children are also advised to stay indoors. While keeping indoor plants can help filter some harmful pollutants in haze, there are a number of air purifiers in the market that can clean the air and help fight the worsening haze.
Here are our best picks of air purifiers in the market you should get for your homes and office to combat haze:
1. Xiaomi Mi Air Purifier Pro
A customer was so impressed with this air purifier that he left a five-star comment: ‘Works very well during the haze. Air is much fresher in my house after turning it on.’
What’s nifty about this air purifier is that it shows a light indication of the surrounding air quality once it finishes its duties. Not only that, it adopts a new OLED display screen and a highly accurate laser particle sensor to bring a healthy lifestyle to your home.
2. LG PuriCare Mini (currently unavailable)
This lightweight purifier brand has been awarded the BAF (British Allergy Foundation) certification, for its capabilities such as its Inverter Motor's performance of creating faster, more powerful airflow and purification. Weighing only 0.53kg, you can easily carry this to different parts of your home to purify each section.
3. Sharp FP-J30E Air Purifier (no longer on sale)
Featuring a simple and compact design, this Sharp air purifier can be placed in any corner of your shop or office with ease. It functions with a density Plasmacluster Ion technology that powerfully and quickly removes airborne particles.
4. Novita Air Purifier A11
The Novita air purifier is powered by long-lasting brushless DC motor system to produce high air flow rate of 500m3/hr with an extended coverage area of up to 1,076ft2. Equipped with a far infrared PM2.5 Sensor, A11 displays the PM2.5 count (μg/m3) based on two minutes moving average, providing a quick indication of your current air quality standard.
Note: A favourite among Yahoo readers, this unit has been restocked, but discounted to slightly above S$300.
5. Levoit Air Purifier Core 200S for Home (up to 915sq ft)
This brand of Levoit Core 200 Air Purifier has three stages of filtration (ultra-fine nylon pre-filter, H13 True HEPA filter and a High Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter) that tackle 99. 97% of particles, odours, and airborne contaminants as small as 0. 3 microns.
If you want to splurge:
Philips Series 3000i Air Purifier, now 43% off
Dyson Air Purifiers start from S$449
Philips 2-in-1 Air Purifier & Fan, now 13% off
Honeywell Air Purifier, now 23% off
Blueair Bedroom Air Purifier, now 9% off
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