Breathing dirt: A look at UAE’s sandstorms and preventing allergies




It is officially summer in the UAE, which means the hot, dry, and dusty months are here!


This is also the time of the year when there are the most sandstorms. So, especially during this season, sand in our home is a constant problem in the UAE. Even when we don’t accidentally leave our window open, the sand relentlessly finds its way into homes and into our lungs!


Unfortunately, there are many negative effects to breathing in this sand. When we breathe in the sand, it causes cough-like symptoms and also aggravates allergies. When these fine dust particles reach the bottom of our lungs, they create irritation and trigger an immune response otherwise known as an allergic reaction. Have you ever noticed feeling congested and like you have a continuous cough during the summer? This is due to all of the sand in the air!


If untreated, allergies can develop into more serious conditions such as sinusitis, an inflammation of the sinus lining which in children can develop into asthma. In an article by The National, Dr. Abdulla Ibrahim, an ear, nose and throat specialist at Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah, describes that almost 36% of the population currently suffers from allergies, and this number is on the rise… scary, right?


For our health and the health of our family, it is important to be able to clean the sand from our homes. Luckily, our Vorwerk Kobold cleaning system is specifically designed to not only visibly clean, but also trap in particles that cause allergic reactions.


Introducing Vorwerk’s unique High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter bag!HEPA


Vorwerk has developed a unique filter bag specific to reducing allergy-causing particles. It has achieved the TÜV Nord Systems seal as a guarantee for allergy sufferers.


When vacuuming with the Vorwerk Kobold VK150 upright and the included HEPA filter bag, sand particles are pulled not only from the floor, but also the air. The HEPA filter bag has three layers to remove up to 99% of particles as little as 0.3μm. Sand and dust particles are therefore trapped in the filter and clean fresh air is released, leaving the air up to 1000 times cleaner, guaranteed!

For allergy sufferers or anyone during these sandy months, this system is perfect for clean healthy living. Take care of your health and experience the amazing Vorwerk Kobold Cleaning System in your home!


Book a free demo now to get started!!!filtration


One response to “Breathing dirt: A look at UAE’s sandstorms and preventing allergies”

  1. Su Mindingall says:

    Nice post. I learn something more challenging on different blogs everyday.

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