Chinese Scientists have completed experiments regarding the possible links between air quality increase using air purifiers, and health improvement.
Dr. Ang Zhao and Dr. Renjie Chen from the Fudan University in Shanghai, released a study concerning the effects of Air Purifiers on Human health.
The study was conducted on a batch of 35 healthy college students and placed functioning and fake air purifiers in their rooms for 48 hours. After a gap of two weeks the air purifiers were switch and effects analyzed.
The research showed that students which lived in the rooms containing real purifiers had shown significant improvements in blood clotting and inflammation.
China has some of the most polluted Urban Air Environments, and very often you will see people walking with anti-pollution masks. The situation cannot be addressed in any short term scenario since China is reliant on heavy industry to keep employment and economical numbers in check.
Heavy Industry in China cannot be oriented at the time to more environmental practices and technologies since the number of industrial plants is in the hundreds of thousands. A cost effective Industrial plant is reliant on as much production possible with as little initial investment considered.
Another problem for Chinese authorities is the concentration of labor in either Manchuria or Coastline Cities. A great part of the population migrated to these areas since the State liberalized a part of the industry and relaxed restrictions on civilian relocation in the early 90′. Millions of workers relocated and thus some areas quickly became overcrowded.
Studies on Air Quality are a environmental priority in China, and drastic measures were taken such as the case of limiting car usage and limiting fossil fuel consumption for the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
China has also announced plans to reduce pollution by 2017, allocating funds with a total reaching 76 Bn (More than the entire yearly GDP of countries like Oman, Belarus or Sri Lanka)
Until such plans take effect and even more until they start to be measurable, Studies like this can contribute to finding local and private solutions for citizens and companies.
Air pollution in Air purified rooms were reduces by 57 % from 96 to 41 micrograms per cubic meter, according to the study made by Fudan University Doctors.
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