Goodbye virus, Hello Magic.
As the world slowly re-emerges from the clutches of the coronavirus pandemic, we have been urged to reflect deeply on our physical and mental health. For the past year, with milestone events being cancelled and time with friends permanently delayed, living in a social-distancing era has put our daily routine on pause. But amid all the gloom, there are still a few silver linings worth celebrating: We are finding ways to nurture relationships with our loved ones and our local community, while businesses are banding together to give back in unprecedented ways. And the most crucial lesson we can take away from living with a threatening virus? A new heightened awareness of hygiene.
Although staying inside our homes is helping to shield us from the pandemic and reduce our chances of being exposed to the coronavirus, it can also cause us to be more vulnerable to other infections. The level of indoor air pollutants — caused by bacteria, mould, dust and allergens — is exacerbated further with more people working from home, especially if they are spending longer hours in poorly ventilated spaces. According to Dr Amanda binti Elli, Medical Officer of Primary Care Services, indoor pollution can be even deadlier because it affects us in places where we spend 80% every day, whereas the concentration of outdoor pollutants rise and fall constantly because of changes in weather, climate and human activity.
Pandemic restrictions have forced many people to adopt new routines, as work commutes disappeared and homes are being turned into classrooms as well as remote workplaces. An easy solution to safeguard ourselves against the spread of contagions indoors, while alleviating our respiratory woes and relieving symptoms of allergies, is to invest in a reliable and powerful air purifier.
A household name in Korea, home appliance expert SK magic has just introduced its new All Clean Virus Fit earlier this month, a trusty companion that seeks to improve something most of us have taken granted for: indoor air quality. Equipped with the advanced technology of UV Arc Core sterilising function and a groundbreaking eight-step filtration system, the nifty air purifier can eliminate 99.9% of mould, bacteria and airborne viruses including Covid-19, and the much-feared Delta variant. Moreover, it has already been recognised as a health equipment and medical device by the U.S Food and Drug Administration.
As opposed to conventional air purifiers, which only touts a single-stage filtration, the All Clean Virus Fit consists of eight stages, which eliminate hazardous pollutants through its Antibacterial Pre-filter and All-in-One Care filter. On the other hand, the UV Arc Core Sterilisation System, which boasts features that cannot be found in other air purifiers in the market, is designed to sterilise airborne bacteria and viruses. UV light is radiated onto the titanium dioxide module to release electrons, which interact with water molecules in the air to form Active Oxygen. This oxygen is released into the air to capture harmful airborne viruses and break them down into non-threatening substances such as carbon dioxide and water.
Most traditional air purifiers lack flexibility and only absorb air from a specific angle in a certain nook of our home. The All Clean Virus Fit — the first air purifier in the industry to be a PA (Pure Air), and certified by the Korea Ozone UV Association — not only covers a 360-degree range, thanks to its All Directional Air Suction function, but also includes a floor suction that provides a whopping coverage of up to 710 sq ft. SK magic is also kind to Mother Nature — its air purifier is made of 50% eco-friendly plastic material known as Post Consumer Recycled-ABS (PCR-ABS). In fact, the production of one All Clean Virus Fit is equivalent to reducing 1.4kg worth of plastic waste and 14% in greenhouse gases.
An air purifier can only maximise its efficiency if it is being used frequently, but prolonged use may also cause the device to be clogged up with dirt. To avoid the accumulation of dust and debris, the vent and fan of the All Clean Virus Fit can be detached and washed so they will stay as good as new. Because the user-friendly air purifier is easy to maintain on your own, you will not even need to engage a cleaning specialist, thus limiting outside contact with others.
Outfitting your home with an air purifier does not have to mean placing a bulky and industrial-looking contraption in your bedroom or living area. Accentuated with a sleek cream beige grainy finish, the All Clean Virus Fit air purifier is packed in a stylish cylindrical design that will blend into your interior seamlessly. Furthermore, the state-of-the-art system is able to detect dust and concentrate delivery of purified air farther and faster.
Just as how we go through the rigorous process of washing and sanitising our hands diligently when we venture outdoors, the same amount of attention should be given to maintaining a safe indoor environment to protect ourselves and our family members, particularly the little ones. We need not look far for a long-term solution — our health, built on a foundation of good habits and a clean routine, starts from home.
SK magic’s All Clean air purifier is available for rent at an introductory price of just RM79 per month while the new All Clean Virus Fit version is priced from as low as RM99 per month. For more information, see here.