"City air can contain potentially harmful pollutants produced from everyday activities – including particles and gases such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), which can be found in air fresheners, deodorants and cleaning products; PM10 from pollen, dust, mould spores and pet dander; PM2.5 from smoke, bacteria and allergens, and of course N02, from auto emissions and cooking with gas,” continues Tom Mogridge, Senior Design Engineer, Dyson Environmental Care.
"That’s why this initiative is so vital. It helps people understand more about air pollution while also cleaning the air they breathe.”
Our latest air purifier provides a unique opportunity for children and parents to learn what’s really in the air they breathe. By getting to grips with our purifiers in the special edition Air workshops, those taking part can see in the different pollutants in the air in real-time.
“Understanding air science can be difficult because air pollution can’t always be seen," says Mogridge. "Using our latest air purifier and its LCD screen in practical learning situations allows users to better understand what’s in the air by making the invisible visible."
"The machine automatically detects airborne particles and gases and simultaneously reports to the LCD screen and MyDyson™ app in real-time, encouraging wellbeing and maintaining comfort levels indoors.”
Our latest purifier has been engineered to sense airborne particles and gases, and display this information on its LCD screen, then capture the pollutants and project clean air. The multi-functional machine can also be used for heating in winter, cooling in summer and purifying all year round.
“The first round of our Air workshops in 2019 was received wonderfully by our early childhood educators. Having Dyson’s Senior Design Engineer, Tom Mogridge, co-facilitate and explain how Dyson engineers its consumer products and the science behind them, brought a very different yet perfectly fitting angle to our audience," says Sibylle Seidler, Little Scientists Project Director.
"With bushfire season having started so early, it really showed us the importance and relevance of air science in our everyday lives – including which particles we breathe in, the impact of unhealthy levels of pollution and sources of pollutants we find in our homes and workplaces," concludes Seidler.
*Lungs, Science & innovation, National Geographic, https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/health-and-human-body/human-body/lungs/
*The National Human Activity Pattern Survey (NHAPS): A Resource for Assessing Exposure to Environmental Pollutants, Neil E. Klepeis and others, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, 2001, https://indoor.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-47713.pdf
*YouGov survey commissioned by Dyson. Total sample size was 1,544 adults aged 18+ years. Fieldwork was undertaken between 21st-27th November 2017. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all Australian adults aged 25-64 years. The survey was carried out online.