Over 20 lives lost. More than a hundred bushfires still raging. Thousands of homes destroyed. Millions of hectares burned. NSW alone has lost five million hectares and 1,300 homes. These are the dismal statistics we read about the direct effects of bushfires that have been burning for months now in different parts of Australia.
But aside from these, Australia is severely affected by smoke that’s blanketing the country. There have been instances of asthma, breathing difficulties and other respiratory ailments in Sydney and other cities. People have been advised to stay indoors to avoid exposure to bushfire smoke. But while commercial buildings are equipped with HVAC systems that have filters, homes aren’t always equipped with such systems that protect family health. This is why home purifiers have been in high demand for most people lately.