LIFAair Smart Air Purifier LA502 Receives Mention at Red Dot Design Awards 2017

Finland’s Smart Air Purifier LA502 received the distinction “Honourable Mention” at the 2017 Red Dot Design Awards in Europe

With Smart Air Purifier LA502, LIFAair, exhibiting this year at CE China, has created a particularly well-executed aspect of design work that the expert committee for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017 has recognised with the internationally sought-after seal of quality.

An intelligent innovative system designed to empower people to breathe fresh air, the LA502 Smart Controller is equipped with a high-precision sensor for particles including PM2.5, carbon dioxide and formaldehyde.

Professor Dr Peter Zec, Founder and CEO of the Red Dot Awards, stated, “The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design are pursuing the right design strategy. They have recognised that good design and economic success go hand in hand. The award by the critical Red Dot jury documents their high design quality and is indicative of their successful design policy.”

LIFAAIR PRODUCTS MAY SAVE LIVES: NEW STUDY IN HONG KONG REVEALS MORE POLLUTION FATALITIES ON HAZY DAYS

Details of a study published on LIFAair’s website highlight an augmented risk of death for people with mental and behavioural disorders on days when air pollution reaches toxic peaks, according to a major study in Hong Kong.

Researchers analysed a decade of death statistics and revealed a strong link, with the mortality risk rising 16% on the first day of haze and 27% on the second day compared to normal days. If the haze was accompanied by high ozone pollution, the risk of death increased by 79%.

The scientists examined more than 284,000 deaths, including those among people with mental and behavioural disorders including depression, bipolar, schizophrenia and dementia.

The new research tallies with other recent work that has found links between short-term increases in air pollution and suicides. However, scientists do not yet understand how air pollution may cause these effects and they are urging more research, as well as immediate help for those at risk.