INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Monday, December 11, 2017

Anil_Kapoor_receiving_Sharp-QNet_Air_Purifier_by_Trevor_Kuna__Global_CEO__QNetWith an aim to meet the increasing demand of air purifiers due to rising pollution levels in large cities and metros, Sharp, the global leader in innovative air purifiers has joined hands with leading Asian direct selling company QNet to launch a unique, feature-packed new product, the SHARP-QNet ZENsational Air Purifier in India.

QNet and Sharp are coming together for the second time after their first joint venture resulted in the Sharp-QNet Plasmacluster Ion Air Purifier becoming a best-seller for the company a few years ago. The new Sharp-QNet ZENsational is a state-of-the-art intelligent air purifier with humidifying function and also includes Sharp’s patented Plasmacluster® ion technology, and 7 Intelligent Detection Modes, the first of its kind in this category. Priced at Rs.88,950 the air purifier has an intelligent sensor system that monitors and indicates the dust, odour, haze, temperature and humidity conditions of the room. Based on the requirement, the sensors detect the need and automatically adjust the function accordingly resulting in energy saving.

According to the WHO, India is home to four of the five cities in the world with the worst air pollution. Of the 50 urban areas with the worst ambient air pollution, 22 are in India. India’s toxic air is now contributing to nearly 1.1 million deaths a year. With the onset of winters, air quality in bigger cities such as Delhi is becoming worse, causing a serious health hazard. The World Economic Forum highlighted in a recent article that breathing New Delhi’s air is equivalent to smoking 45 cigarettes a day.

While outdoor air pollution is more visible, statistics suggest that health impact of indoor air pollution far outweighs those of outdoor air pollution. Poor indoor air quality is the second largest killer with 1.3 million deaths in India each year. In addition to the impact of outdoor pollutants, closed spaces are susceptible to additional pollutants such as bacteria, fungus, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from cleaning products, air fresheners, electronic gadgets and more. Contained areas enable potential pollutants to build up more than open spaces do.

“Air Purifiers are no longer a luxury product for many Indian households. At QNet we strive to bring our customers products and services that help them improve the quality of their lives through better health and better lifestyle. Expanding urbanisation, rising health consciousness and a growing awareness of the harmful effects of air pollution is leading many Indians to invest in products to protect their families. We already had a successful partnership with Sharp and it was time to join forces again to leverage their technology with the power of our network to bring the new, improved, Sharp-QNet Zensational Air Purifier to a larger segment of people who are looking for a solution to a growing problem”, Says Trevor Kuna, global CEO of QNet.