Formaldehyde is a compound that not long ago was widely used in all types of products, from paints to baby shampoos. However, now, we are aware of the danger that it may pose.
In 2014, it was discovered that formaldehyde could cause cancer, and is gradually being abandoned by manufacturers. But that doesn’t mean you don’t have formaldehyde residues at home. It can be present in varnishes, paints, cleaners and other similar products. At room temperature, this is a colorless gas that does not smell, so its detection is difficult without specialized devices.
The new Dyson purifier is there for prevention
Now Dyson has introduced a new range of air purifiers that specializes in removing this chemical compound from our homes. It is the evolution of the Pure range, launched in 2018 and capable of trapping contaminants that we normally do not see, in addition to ending some of the pollutants that bother us the most and cause throat irritation or cough.
The new Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Cryptomic devices go a step further, freeing the environment from particles considered potentially carcinogenic. They are able to trap and transform the particles of formaldehyde.
In addition to that great achievement, these Dyson Pure Cryptomic maintain many of the features of the 2018 range, such as that “Bladeless” Air Multiplier fan technology, which allows an oscillation of 350 degrees, timers, dark mode or tilt at a 45-degree angle to reach all places of the room where we have it in operation.
It transforms the formaldehyde particles into CO2 and water
Pure Cryptomic does not just trap and store formaldehyde but is also capable of breaking it down into carbon dioxide and water, thanks to a new catalyst panel made up of billions of tunnels designed to trap the compound. This oxygen-rich surface produces the chemical reaction that breaks the chain and produces CO2 and H2O.
Of course, the second compound is harmless, but the first one is not. However, Dyson states that the amount of carbon dioxide and water that results from this process is very small. For reference, the technology panel produces 20,000x less water and CO2 than a mouse gives off breathing per day. And in any case, it would be better than breathing a possible carcinogen.
It can capture 99.97% of allergens
These purifiers have the same filters implemented in the Pure, which can capture 99.97% of allergens, up to 0.3 microns in size. They are also able to trap bacteria, pollen, and spores; and a new carbon filter also captures odors.
Besides, there is an LCD panel given on the new Cryptomics that will show you particle and gas readings, as well as how much longer your filter will last before it needs replacing.
Both the Dyson Pure Cool Cryptomic and Dyson Pure Hot+Cool Cryptomic are available starting Tuesday for $649.99 and $749.99, respectively. Both come in white/gold and gunmetal/bronze.