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The Bosch Aeristo Premium has a filtration efficiency of a PM2.5 filter, so it is able to filter 98 per cent of fine air particles at 2.5 microns.
As wearing a mask is now the ‘new normal’ for protecting ourselves in a public space, Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Malaysia (Bosch AA) offered a recent online media briefing session - ‘Mask Up Your Car’ to encourage drivers to ‘mask up’ their car with a Bosch Aeristo Premium cabin filter.
According to studies, in-car air quality can be up to 15 times more polluted than the air outside the car. Sitting in traffic causes the highest air pollution in cars as emissions from surrounding vehicles flow into the car. Subsequently, a Bosch AA study done in April this year reported that 96 per cent of Malaysian drivers expressed concerns about the air quality within the car. On top of that, exhaust fumes or unpleasant smells and dusty air within the car are the two most common experiences which 64 per cent and 58 per cent of drivers notice while driving respectively. These statistics indicated that a majority of drivers may have a clogged cabin filter.
Dillion Goh, Marketing Manager of Bosch AA said, “The Bosch Aeristo Premium comes equipped with enhanced features, including anti-bacterial and anti-virus properties that can help minimise exposure risks to airborne pollutants, bacteria and viruses. It is suitable for everyone, and especially beneficial for asthmatic or allergy sufferers, pet owners, frequent travellers and families with children.”
This cabin filter has a natural polyphenol layer made out of plants that has the ability to restrain viruses by decomposing the virus protein. Similarly, it has an anti-bacteria agent that prevents the growth of bacteria. Thus, reducing the invasive qualities of viral matter and bacteria carried by the air flowing into the car cabin.
The filter is also woven and layered with an electrostatic charged material that removes fine particles and air pollutants as small as 2.5 microns. Essentially, the Bosch Aeristo Premium has a filtration efficiency of a PM2.5 filter, so it is able to filter 98 per cent of fine air particles at 2.5 microns. To offer a point of comparison, a strand of human hair is 50-70 microns in diameter which means the cabin filter filters out air pollutants that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
The session was joined by special guest speaker Dr. Rajveer Singh Saren, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Specialist who shared insights on how air quality directly affects our health and immune system.
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