Introducing the Philips AC0819 body converger© . 

 

Every single hour, you and your loved ones lose up to 40,000 dead skin cells every hour. 

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‘No’ says the Philips AC0819 body converger©.

 

Experience your family’s fragile bodily matter swooped up safely upon sensed by our Aerosense© smart sensors. Remnants of you and all your loved ones.

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The Philips AC0819 body converger©, serves not only as a contemporary distraction from the constant exchange of our bodies with the environment. It also brings together the particles of you and all your loved ones, which can be resourced, examined and preserved as a permanent reminder of unity, bringing all who live in your house together in a beautiful, mechanical body. 

 

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The Philips 

 

Performance

Room size: Up to 49 m²

CADR (Particle): 190 * m³/h

0.3µm particle removal: 99.5 %

Ultra fine particle removal: 0.003 µm

Filters out PM2.5: 99,5 %

Filters out H1N1 Virus: 99.9 %

Filters out bacteria: 99 %

Energy Efficiency rate: High

Sound Power: 35-61 dB

 

* Microbial Reduction Rate Test conducted at Airmid

Health group Ltd. tested in a 28.5m3 test chamber

contaminated with airborne influenza A(H1N1).

* An air purifier by itself does not protect against Covid19, but can be part of plan to protect yourself and your

family to help ventilation and having clean air (US

Environmental Protection Agency).

* CADR is tested by a certified third party lab, according

to GB/T18801-2015.

* Calculated according to NRCC-54013 standard using

cigarette smoke CADR tested according to GB/T18801-

2015.

* Philips Air Purifier traps 99.5% of particles as small as

0.003 microns that pass through the filter. From air that

passes through the filter, tested for 1 pass efficiency at

5.33cm/s air flow, by the supplier's lab.

* The filter was tested with NaCI aerosol by iUTA

 

Relationship between occupational dust exposure levels and mental health symptoms among Korean workers

  • Wanhyung Lee,

  • Jae-Gwang Lee,

  • Jin-Ha Yoon,

  • June-Hee Lee

 

Abstract

Dust and fumes are complex mixtures of airborne gases and fine particles present in all environments inhabited by people. This study investigated the relationship between occupational dust exposure levels and mental health problems such as depression or anxiety, fatigue, and insomnia or sleep disturbance. We analyzed data from the third and fourth Korean Working Conditions Survey (KWCS) conducted by the Korea Occupational Safety and Health Agency in 2011 and 2014. We performed chi-square tests to compare the different baseline and occupational characteristics and mental health status according to occupational dust exposure levels. The odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CIs) for mental health symptoms (fatigue, depression or anxiety, and insomnia or sleep disturbance) were calculated using adjusted multiple logistic regression models. A total of 78,512 participants (43,979 in men, 34,533 in women) were included in this study. Among them, 6,013 (7.7%) and 2,625 (3.3%) reported “moderate” and “severe” dust exposure, respectively. Among those who answered “yes” to depression or anxiety, fatigue, insomnia or sleep disturbance, 50 (4.6%), 961 (4.8%), and 123 (5.9%), respectively, demonstrated “severe” occupational dust exposure. Compared to “low” levels of dust exposure, “moderate” and “severe” exposure increased the risk of depression and anxiety (OR = 1.09, 95%CI: 0.88–1.36; OR = 1.16, 95%CI: 0.87–1.58, per exposure respectively); however, this was not statistically significant. For fatigue, significance was observed for “moderate” 1.54 (1.46–1.64) and “severe” 1.65 (1.52–1.80) exposure levels. “Severe” levels increased the risk of insomnia or sleep disturbance (OR = 1.52, 95%CI: 1.25–1.85). These results suggest that the “dust annoyance” concept of mental health, which may be explained by a neurocognitive mechanism, is plausible. Occupational “dust annoyance” has been linked to workers’ mental health status, particularly in terms of fatigue and sleep disturbance; a dose-response relationship has been observed. Workers should be protected against dust to support their health and productivity.

Discussion

This study investigated the relationship between occupational dust exposure and workers’ mental health, showing an association between symptoms such as fatigue, insomnia or sleep disturbance, and exposure to “moderate” and “severe” levels of dust. These relationships remained when data were adjusted for socio-demographic and occupational characteristics such as age, sex, education, income, and type of work, size of enterprise, work schedule, self-rated health status, and self-rated job satisfaction. Furthermore, the results revealed a dose-response relationship between exposure and outcomes of interest. Therefore, the longer and more pronounced the exposure to dust, the higher was the frequency of mental health symptoms such as fatigue and insomnia, among surveyed workers. However, the incidence of depression or anxiety was not affected by dust exposure. This finding is inconsistent with that of a previous study on past occupational dust exposure among retired Chinese factory workers, where depressive symptoms and anxiety were associated with dust exposure [21].

An inflammatory response is considered to be the basis for the pathogenesis of various diseases. A significant number of previous studies have focused on elucidating the link between dust exposure and airway inflammation [2225]. While dust inhalation can cause local inflammation of the airways, other research has shown that it can also lead to systemic inflammation, whereby the inhaled dust enters blood circulation, resulting in oxidative stress and subsequent systemic inflammation [26, 27]. Elevated inflammatory markers have also been found to be closely associated with psychiatric disorders such as major depression [28], anxiety [29], and bipolar disorder [30]. In addition, further studies have shown a relationship between inflammation and symptoms consistent with mental illness, including sleep disturbance and fatigue [31, 32]. A current hypothesis proposed as an explanation for the influence of dust exposure on mental health suggests that inflammation (local or systemic) caused by inhaled dust may be prolonged and may become chronic, resulting in psychiatric problems.

Similar to the mechanism whereby noise annoyance may lead to psychological problems by provoking sustained central autonomic arousal and disruption of the dopamine pathway [33], occupational dust exposure may lead to mental health problems by triggering sustained nervous stimulation, which is associated with cortical activation. The impact of dust exposure on mental health may therefore be referred to as “dust annoyance.”

The concept of “dust annoyance” in mental health may be explained by a neurocognitive mechanism. The predisposing factors, such as stressors at the workplace, which are associated with somatic, cognitive, or cortical activation, are closely linked to perpetuating factors such as extension of time in bed due to obstacles to de-arousal from cortical arousal [34]. The concept proposes that “dust annoyance” could continually increase cortical arousal, leading to mental health deterioration, which ranges from symptoms of fatigue and sleep disturbance to depression or anxiety; the current results are in agreement with this concept.

The present study has several limitations. First, owing to the cross-sectional study design, the results indicate an association between “dust annoyance” and the mental health of workers; no conclusions may therefore be drawn with respect to causality. Nevertheless, a biological gradient, which constitutes one of Hill’s criteria for causality [35], was detected in our analysis, which indicates that the reported association was causal. However, any such association should be interpreted with caution as most dose-response curves are non-linear owing to complex factors that affect the shape of the curve [36]. Second, as our study was based on self-reported symptoms from questionnaire data, which relies on the accuracy of participants’ memory, there was a possibility of recall bias. In addition, the mental health status surveyed in the present study, such as depression or anxiety, fatigue, and insomnia or sleep disturbance was based on self-reported information; therefore, any suspected or reported psychopathologies did not necessarily meet the diagnostic criteria for particular medical conditions.

Third, the type and quantity of inhaled dust was not assessed quantitatively owing to a lack of relevant data. As these factors may have distinct health effects, prospective studies are needed to elucidate the dose-response phenomenon more clearly. Furthermore, we evaluated the mental health status with particular focus on occupational dust exposure levels without considering other health behaviors such as smoking, alcohol drinking, or exercise. Mental health is known to be closely related with health behavior [37]. Unfortunately, health behavioral factors linked to mental health were not accessible owing to the nature of the KWCS data. Lastly, we used occupational dust exposed levels during the working period as the main risk factor for mental health. However, we could not evaluate the conditions during the entire working period, that may have had an adverse impact on the mental health of workers. In this cohort, workers’ mental health was closely related with exposure to multiple occupational risk factors at the workplace [38]. Unfortunately, this study does not reflect the conditions of the entire working period. Further studies are needed to investigate this important issue.


 

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