Honeywell, a leader in Connected Building technologies, has been awarded a certificate of recommendation by the Indian Medical Academy for Preventive Health (IMAPH) for the company’s Air Touch air purifiers in India.

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India is currently home to half of the world’s 20 most polluted cities. For the last several months, air quality in Delhi and the National Capital Region has been the worst of the season. The combined effect of smoke from crop burning in adjoining states and city pollution — from construction, vehicles and industry – has created unhealthy and unsafe conditions for people with respiratory ailments.

“To make it worse, there is limited awareness about indoor air pollution in India and the health hazards it poses,” Tarun Sahni, an advisor with IMAPH, said. “More than 1 million people in India die due to indoor air pollution annually. Most people are not aware that cooking, incense, pet dander, aerosols, fumes from paints and upholstery all contribute to indoor air pollution, which can be up to 10 times more dangerous than outdoor air pollution. This is hazardous particularly for those who suffer from respiratory ailments or are susceptible to allergies.”

Honeywell and IMAPH have collaborated to raise awareness about the dangers of indoor air pollution. The Honeywell range of Air Touch air purifiers is designed to help Indian families immediately improve the air they and their loved ones breathe inside their homes.

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Honeywell Air Touch air purifiers are designed to address the unique issues with indoor air quality in Indian homes as well as consumer needs and behaviors. IMAPH recommends Air Touch purifiers for their efficacy against different kinds of indoor air pollutants such as sealant, coating, adhesive, cleaning products, perfumes, fuel, airborne particles (PM2.5), bacteria, and odor. 

“We are extremely happy to receive this recommendation and certificate of acknowledgment from the IMAPH,” said Sudhir Pillai, general manager, Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, India. “This shows that we have the best-in-class technology available today at an affordable price as an immediate solution to improve the air we breathe indoors. Honeywell is committed to using advanced technology to ensure clean air, pure water, and effective smart home solutions are available to all.”

Honeywell’s range of purifiers, including the new Honeywell Air Touch I8 and A5 models, come with a three-layer filter system that includes a pre-filter, HEPA filter, and either the company’s patented HiSiv technology or an activated carbon filter. These layered filters eliminate large dust particles, bacteria, formaldehyde, harmful gases, and volatile organic compounds, and they offer a PM2.5 removal efficiency of greater than 99 percent. Honeywell Air Touch air purifiers have been designed to offer a superior and affordable user experience to deliver cleaner indoor air efficiently.

Honeywell is a leading brand in the indoor air purification space with one of the widest portfolios available to address pollution inside homes, cars, and institutions. Its complete range of air purifiers is available on e-commerce platforms such as Amazon, Flipkart and PayTM, and large and small retail stores throughout India.

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About Honeywell Home and Building Technologies

Honeywell Home and Building Technologies (HBT) is a global business with more than 38,000 employees. HBT creates products, software and technologies found in more than 150 million homes and 10 million buildings worldwide. We help homeowners stay connected and in control of their comfort, security and energy use. Commercial building owners and occupants use our technologies to ensure their facilities are safe, energy efficient, sustainable and productive.

About Honeywell India

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 software-industrial company that delivers industry specific solutions that include aerospace and automotive products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes, and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help everything from aircraft, cars, homes and buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains, and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer, and more sustainable.  All of Honeywell’s global businesses have a strong legacy in India, built over the last eight decades. Honeywell’s India commitment is evident in seven state-of-the-art manufacturing and engineering operations, and five global centers of excellence for technology development and innovation. Honeywell employs close to 15,000 people across 50 locations including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Madurai, Pune and Vadodara.

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