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    HAZE "KILLING" ME!! NEED AIR PURIFIER

    The air these few days are soooo bad I have decided I really need a 'breather'. I am thinking of getting myself a Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier for my room as my sinus is 'killing' me! The Sharp air filter is different from the rest because it has this Plasmacluster which is supposed to eliminate microorganism in the air.

    The market retail price is about Rm1599, but I am confident if there are a number of you who are also keen, I should be able to negotiate a much better price for it. You can read about the Sharp air filter at:http://www.sharpusa.com/files/pur_do...urifierBro.pdf

    So if you too are interested, lets do ourselves a favour. Please indicate your interest by email. Provide me your hand phone number too so that in case I need to contact you urgently to let you know what is the best price I can get. Then IF you are still keen, I will collect payment, and personally collect the filter from Sharp and then we can arrange for collection of the filter after that. So those keen, please email me quickly and urgently. Latest by Friday 5 August. I am suffocating in my sleep from the filthy air environment!!

    Rgds.

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    How about instead of spending that $$, go for a holiday somewhere far away till the haze eases off. Koh Samui, Phuket, Vietnam, Camerons???
    Just a wild suggestion though!

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    in citiez where d air pollution iz bad, ppl drink a lotta green tea 2 detoxify their system.... i guess it helpz oso....

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    I was kinda keen until I did the math...

    A 1bhp airconditioner with
    -an outdoor casing made of metal,
    -several kilo of aluminium fins, copper piping, valves, et al
    -a powerful rotary compressor
    -a 12"(or so) fan motor and blade.
    -an indoor unit with alunimuim fin and copper piping
    -filters - either simple mesh type, or plasmacluster + carbon filter
    -a small fan motor + blower
    - electronic PCBs, one for outdoor, one for indoor, plus various sensors
    - a remote control

    All for RM800-900

    whereas a Sharp Plasmacluster air purifier contains:
    - a plastic housing
    - a small fan motor and blade
    - a set of filters(pre-filter, paper/electrostatis filter, carbon filter)
    - plasmacluster(whatever it is made of)
    - various sensors + PCB
    - remote control

    Goes for RM1599-RM1899

    Hmmm, what is the logic of the pricing???

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    Plus who knows how long the purifying can last?!!! 1 month? Or 2?

    You might as well lock yourself in your house!!!

    And for the last few days, the air has improved a BIT wat!

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    BS, this year alone I have already been up to Camerons 8 times lor! I would luv to go up again but I cant be up there all the time nor whenever the haze appear!!

    It's terrible!! I can hardly sleep; my nose is so sensitive even with the air cond on!

    Rgds.

    Quote Originally Posted by bslee
    How about instead of spending that $$, go for a holiday somewhere far away till the haze eases off. Koh Samui, Phuket, Vietnam, Camerons???
    Just a wild suggestion though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick
    BS, this year alone I have already been up to Camerons 8 times lor! I would luv to go up again but I cant be up there all the time nor whenever the haze appear!!

    It's terrible!! I can hardly sleep; my nose is so sensitive even with the air cond on!

    Rgds.
    Cameron's air have a sh!tty smell from the fertilizer used and is about 3hr drive away. Genting's have that fouling, choking smell of vehicle exhaust n burning brake pads but is only an hours drive. That leaves only Frazer's hill with all the sweet misty air but without much to do except taking a walk around looking for little birds along the way with travelling of an hour n a half.

    Whatever it is, a normal dust filter with ioniser may do the some good in filtering the suspended dust. The price seems to be quite Sharp ..true to it's name...for an integral unit .....

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    [QUOTE=patrick]The air these few days are soooo bad I have decided I really need a 'breather'. I am thinking of getting myself a Sharp Plasmacluster Air Purifier for my room as my sinus is 'killing' me! The Sharp air filter is different from the rest because it has this Plasmacluster which is supposed to eliminate microorganism in the air. [QUOTE]

    Hi there, if you're currently having sinusitis, I don't think that any Plasmacluster can ease your problem. Only antibiotics can now help you clear your nasal tubes.

    Besides, having a plasmacluster does not guarantee that you'll not have sinusitis anymore, since you may get the germs elsewhere, while you're not at your bedroom or house.

    I would like to suggest that instead of having to pay for a pricy equipment, which is only effective up to a certain square area, you can talk to your doc about using 'Nasacort' (a nasal spray to decongest blocked nose), if you're having allergic rhinitis (the most common allergic response nowadays). Another more conventional method (less harmful) is to take antihistamines (ie. actified). As long as you've blocked nose & you've done nothing to unblock it, then you'll risk sinusitis eventually.

    There's however something you should know - which is to air your bedroom & your entire house everyday, coz indoor pollution is much more harmful (more concentrated) than outdoor.

    Of course, if you still insist on a plasmacluster in your room, then a Sharp Plasmacluster air-con or any other brands which has an electrostatic filter, can do the same job at a much lower cost. Not unless, your intention is to cover most of the entire ground or upper floor area in your house, otherwise that RM1599 unit is not necessary.

    Cheers,
    Nina

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    Thanks for the advice MOYSC. Most of which I have been doing. We also vacuum the bedroom very, very often.

    Right now I take antihistamine to clear my nose. Today seem to be much better. Obviously my nose condition ties in with the haze index! The advantage is I dont need to check on the air index....my nose will tell me!! That's what we call looking at the bright side of things!! Ha ha!!

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    I use the air cleaner RM50 plus oni and add a lil bit of lemon all its take!!
    RM1k plus for a air purifier, i rather stay in my room and switch my aircond full blast!!!

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    Patrick, for your case, probably a 3M face mask will be more effective to block out all the dust and smoke particles. Application of Rhinocort or Nasacort as suggested by MOYSC may be advisable if u have allergic rhinitis. These sprays contain very minute amounts of steroid and is generally without side effects, use it under a doctor's supervision!

    I use Nasonex or Rhinocort sprays once in a while when the runny and itchy nose gets really unbearable. But somehow or rather, Im not affected these 2 days, lucky me! Then again, i stay indoors most of the time.

    An air purifier may be desirable if u got the budget, it's use is most suited for smoky environments such as offices or dusty smelly rooms, as u can't take it with u everywhere. Within a regularly cleaned and airconditioned bedroom or home, it is a nice extra if it helps u to sleep easy at night.

    With an allergic nose already acting up, I doubt the nose would calm down by itself without any medical intervention, even if u hv fresh clean air. Clean air however, will help to prevent any recurrance once the symptoms has been cleared.

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    Ya, Rhinocourt works. I'm on that for 15years (when necessary)

    Get a good mask if you need to be outdoor. I had one on on Tuesday.

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    I got stock of a dozen or so hospital grade 3M masks that costed a bomb way back during the SARS scare, still unused. This would be a good time to use them up.

    btw, does anyone know that Horseradish is good for congested nose? I bought some recently (tablets) but haven't taken it regular enough to see any difference.

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    Thanks, thanks, thanks for all the advice.

    You guys cant imagine how sensitive my nose can be sometimes. On Tuesday morning when the haze appeared, I didnt even know about it. I was happily in my study, with the aircond on...as always. Then suddenly, my nose started 'running' and my eyes became watery. And I still didnt know why! When my wife came into the study, I told her I thought the air around the apartment must be polluted! She laughed and pulled up the blinds in my study to show me the haze. Oh my gosh!!!! It was like it was fogged up outside!! So my nose sensed the environment before I even knew about it!!! Dont play, play with my nose!!

    And most of the time I can even smell when the rain is coming....believe it or not!!

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    oh dear that's serious.... all the medicine might be good to cure the symptoms but it can't be good for the long term right? is there a better solution? would taking supplements and Vit C help? my boyfriend is very sensitive to dust. But he's supplements have helped control it.

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