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Dyson launches new air purifier that’s strong enough to filter formaldehyde

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Dyson has just unveiled a new and improved air purifier with an all-new formaldehyde-sensing sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration and that’s 20 per cent quieter airflow than the previous model.

The new Dyson Purifier Hot and Cold Formaldehyde and Dyson HEPA Cool Formaldehyde will go on sale in May.

So what’s the big deal about formaldehyde and why would Dyson put it in the name of its latest products?

Formaldehyde is a colourless gas pollutant that is actually released by furniture and wooden products containing formaldehyde-based resins like plywood and fibreboard.

It can also be found in insulation and in products like paint, wallpapers, varnishes and household cleaning products.

Basically, we’re surrounded by formaldehyde.

And because it’s 500 times smaller than particles the size of 0.1 microns, it is really difficult to capture.

Formaldehyde can cause all sorts of irritations in your eyes, your nose and in your lungs.

Dyson’s new machines with the solid state formaldehyde sensors work alongside the company’s unique algorithm so it can precisely monitor formaldehyde levels.

Dyson engineers have also created a sealed HEPA 13 standard filtration so no air bypasses the filter.

This means Dyson’s latest purifiers can block 99.95 per cent of particles as small as 0.1 microns.

The improvements of the airflow journey have also made the Dyson Pure Hot and Cool Formaldehyde 20 per cent quieter – and that’s without compromising the purification performance.

Each of us breath up to 9,000 litres of air each day.

Even before COVID, we spent 90 per cent of our time indoors.

With many people working from home now, even after the pandemic, we will spend even more time inside.

And even in the relative safety of our homes, there are still plenty of indoor pollutants which can affect our health and well-being.

The Dyson unit can precisely sense temperature, humidity and the level of pollutants.

With formaldehyde, the Dyson’s Selective Catalytic Oxidation (SOC) filter destroys formaldehyde at a molecular level.

The Dyson Air Multiplier can project hot or cool air to every corner of the room.

Users can control the machine via the Dyson Link App and can also be activated with your voice through a smart speaker.

The new Dyson Purifier Hot and Cold Formaldehyde and Dyson HEPA Cool Formaldehyde will be available on May 27 and will be priced at $999 and $799 respectively.