It’s not just light quality that open fires and candles can impact. Any combustion event with an open flame can release many different pollutants into our homes. Smoke is formed from unburned carbon particles, released into the air as the hydrocarbon chain of candle wax breaks down. Candles and other scented products like reed diffusers can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air – a form of gas pollution.
Senior Design Engineer, Sam Railton says, “By spending more time indoors during the colder months, our day-to-day activities increase the level of indoor pollutants – from cooking and cleaning, to using personal care products like deodorant.”
Rather than sacrifice these winter staples, you can opt for methods that minimise the impact of indoor air pollution. Dyson purifiers are engineered with HEPA filters as standard. The fully sealed filtration system combines an activated carbon filter and a glass HEPA filter. Working together they remove 99.95% of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.1 microns. ³ Meaning the air you breathe is cleaner. Not only that, but they can remove up to 97% of cooking smells!4