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US Embassy purchased over 1,800 air purifiers before President Obama’s India visit

The US Embassy was concerned about the high levels of air pollution in the city.

By: Tech Desk | New Delhi |
February 2, 2015 3:04:21 pm
President Obama, Obama in India, President Barack Obama, Narendra Modi, The US Embassy was concerned about the high levels of air pollution in the city.

Prior to the recent arrival of US President Barack in New Delhi to attend the 66th Indian Republic Day, the US Embassy had purchased over 1,800 indoor air purifiers to protect employees at the embassy and other locations. The purchase was confirmed by Blueair, the company which had supplied the air purifiers.

The US Embassy monitors air quality around the embassy buildings and issues daily updates, was concerned about the high levels of air pollution in the city. On January 27, the American embassy’s monitoring station recorded an Air Quality Index reading of 222, a level it’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes as ‘very unhealthy’. The EPA says such air pollution levels can cause “significant aggravation of heart or lung disease and… a significant increase in respiratory effects in the general population.”

The company claimed that it’s air purifiers may also help protect users against virus’s such as H1N1 (Swine Flu) because they are designed to trap polluting airborne particles such as PM2.5 dust, viruses, bacteria, asthma triggers and other contaminants such as VOCs.

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