The Channel News Asia program “I Journalist” and was first aired on March 23, 2009. It was about the health and environmental hazards of incense and joss paper burning. According to a study of over 60,000 househood conducted by Prof. Koh from NUS, people expose to high intensity of incense smoke or those exposed to incense smoke regularily over a period of 40 years have a higher chance to develop canser in the upper respiratory system. On the other hand, Prof. Bala from NUS did a study to compare the smoke given out from 6 different brands of incense and found out some of the joss stick gave out much more harmful smoke than others.
The last part of the program it is about the health risk (cancer) of inhaling the incense smoke. Totobobo mask was featured as a possible protection device, and it is the only one fitting children!
The incense smoke contains fine particals size between 0.2 to 5.6 micron. It should be noted that the most penatrating and most difficult size to filter is 0.2~0.3 micron. Totobobo filter is able to filter out at least 94% of such particals. The filtration efficiency for particals larger or smaller are even higher. Our study show two layers of the filter put togather will effectively make an N99 filter.
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