Home & Decor gets a firsthand look at Dyson’s latest Purifier Cool Formaldehyde to find out how it can help you breathe healthier at home. 

Just moved into your new home and can’t seem to get enough of that ‘new home’ scent? Well you might want to read on before lifting your head up to take another deep whiff of that alluring scent. 

Did you know that mixed in with the smell of the newly installed wood panels and fresh coat of paint are odourless gas particles that are hazardous to your health? In a new home, formaldehyde can be found in resins used in the making of wood composite building materials, glues, paints, lacquers, permanent press fabrics and insulation materials. 

In low doses, this formaldehyde can cause skin allergies and irritation to your eyes, nose and throat. Breathing in Formaldehyde in larger doses, or over an extended period of time, may even cause cancer. 

What makes fomaldehyde so deadly, is the fact that it is odourless so you wouldn’t even know it’s there in your home. Secondly, formaldehyde can remain within a room for up to several years if not removed. Thirdly, formaldehyde can be slowly released from common objects over a long period of time, making them a ticking time bomb to your family’s health. 

Formaldehyde is a concern not just for new homeowners, because it exists in a lot of items that can be found at home as well, this includes fabric softeners, dishwashing liquids, cosmetics, plant fertilizers and pesticides. It can even be emitted from fuel burning appliances, like the stove and barbeque, and from burning candles and incense. 

And with the increase in awareness on our physical and mental health following the worldwide pandemic, homeowners are now demanding for innovative solutions to help fight the battle of poor air quality. 

The Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde comes in a sleek and gold finish.

Answering this call is Dyson’s latest Purifier Cool Formaldehyde fan-slash-air purifier. Now we’re no strangers to Dyson’s range of iconic purifier fans, and how its fully-sealed HEPA filtration is capable of capturing up to 99.95% of the dust, bacteria, mould spores and pollen in the air (some as small as 0.1 microns) while keeping the temperature in the room consistently cool, but this time round, Dyson has gone a step further to enhance their capabilities by adding a solid-state sensor to detect and break down formaldehyde particles in the air. Unlike the gel-based sensors used by other purifiers, this solid-state version does not dry up, which means its performance will never deteriorate over time. 

The solid-state Formaldehyde sensor embedded in the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde unit.

Upon detection, the accompanying Selective Catalytic Oxidisation filter works to break down formaldehyde into tiny amounts of harmless water and carbon dioxide molecules. 

Not only that, the Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde unit is also designed to be 20% quieter than its predecessor by refining the airflow path within the machine and widening the air aperture. Now this might not sound like a huge difference in writing, but with this new improvement you’ll hardly notice the purifier at work while you are sleeping, making it ideal for use in the baby’s room as well. 

Dyson’s Purifier Cool fan-slash-air purifiers are all equipped with fully-sealed HEPA filtration, capable of capturing up to 99.95% of pollutants in the air.

If you’ve been putting off the idea of getting a purifier or fan for your bedroom or living space, this might be a good time to drop by the Dyson service centre and demo store at Capitol Piazza (#01-15/16, 13) to find out more. The Dyson Purifier Cool Formaldehyde retails for $999 on www.dyson.com.sg