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A breath of clean air for Afghan police officers and their European advisors
Swedish company Blueair, has delivered 425 of its top-of-the-range air purifiers, together with a year's supply of 425 replacement filters to the European Police Mission, EUPOL, in Kabul, Afghanistan, a city with one of the worst air pollution problems in the world.
"Contributing to the health and wellbeing of the police officers serving in very difficult conditions with the European Police Mission in Afghanistan is something we feel great pride about," says Herman Pihltrad, Blueair chief executive. "We know EUPOL made the right choice in choosing Blueair indoor air purification appliances, which, we believe, clean more air of all airborne pollutants such as dust, smoke, viruses, pollen and mould spores, faster than any of our competitors."
The Blueair air cleaners supplied to EUPOL comprise 350 units of its 450E model, suitable for rooms up to 370 square feet (34 m2), and 75 units of the Blueair 650E model, suitable for rooms up to 698 square feet (65 m2). Both the 450E and 650E air cleaning models from Blueair utilise the same technology, including HepaSilent, galvanized steel construction, and easy maintenance. Blueair's E series have gas and particle sensors that monitor air quality and adjust speed in AUTO mode or allow 3-speed manual selection, remote control, filter indicator and a timer.
EUPOL is closely involved in the reform and training of the Afghan national police at the new Kabul Staff College, situated in central Kabul. The Afghan capital suffers a constant haze of air pollution, resulting in part from fires being lit by the millions of war refugees who have fled the countryside, which government officials have said contributes to many and sometimes fatal respiratory diseases.
"Thanks to their extremely low energy consumption, our long-lasting air purifiers produce clean air 24/7 at very little cost," says Herman Pihltrad. "Incorporating Blueair's patented HEPASilent filtration technology, we believe our unique hi-tech filter and ion particle-charging process outperforms any competing air cleaning solution thanks to a low density filter generating less air pressure in the unit, which gives ultra low noise levels and energy consumption."
Blueair's whisper quiet, long lasting air cleaners met the high criteria demanded by EUPOL, including zero ozone emissions, 99% minimum system filtration efficiency, a gas and odour eliminating filter, a filter exchange indicator and certification by independent EU/US based organisations. Blueair's durable appliances have been tested by independent organisations such as the US Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers and are proven to produce outstanding results when filtering out both particles and gases and odours.
Since being founded in Sweden in 1996, Blueair has become a global success story with hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers in more than 50 countries around the world. Blueair's two largest markets are the US and Japan. The company has won multiple international awards for design and performance bearing witness to the company's success at addressing the problems associated with indoor air polluted by allergens, viruses and bacteria.
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26th January 2012