If you or a family member has trouble with allergies or asthma, you have likely looked into an air purifier for your home. An air purifier removes contaminants from the air in the room, including dust, pollen, pet dander, and more. Dyson has created an air purifier that goes beyond removing the toxins; it measures and tracks your room's air quality and adjusts the airflow to keep pollution levels down.
The Dyson Pure Cool air purifier claims to be over 99% effective at filtering out toxic particles as small as 0.1 micron, such as asbestos. Not only does the purifier's filter trap particles, the information it arms you with is priceless. If it is reporting that asbestos levels are high in your home, it might be time to call a professional asbestos abatement team. If asbestos fibers are present in the air, there is likely to be old asbestos materials or products breaking down.
Asbestos fibers can cause serious problems within those who are exposed to them. Individually, fibers are smaller in diameter than a strand of human hair. They are not visible to the naked eye unless in large concentrations. This makes air quality testing absolutely necessary if you suspect asbestos is present in your home.
While you should not count on the new Dyson air purifier keeping you safe from asbestos exposure, it could be a valuable tool in finding out if you are being exposed to toxic substances in your home and at what levels.