FAQs – Environment & Well Being

1. What is the difference between outdoor air and fresh air?

A few decades back outside air and fresh air were synonymous. With the spurt of urbanization, falling of trees and millions of combustible engines running around, outside air is no longer fresh air.

Outside Air consists of CO2, SO2, dust particles, PM [0.03 to 10], allergens, viruses, bacteria, and is oxygen deficient.

Hence, it is no longer safe to get outside air in the same form and fashion. It is now critically important/crucial to treat the outside air before it is let in.

2. Why is nobody talking about oxygen deficit in the outdoor and indoor air?

Oxygen deficiency in outdoor air is primarily associated with rapid urbanization, depleting green cover, and increased usage of combustible engines. This phenomenon is observed mostly in developing countries on a high growth trajectory.

Oxygen deficiency in indoor air is an indirect result of keeping indoors airtight because of air conditioning [AC only re-circulates the indoor air, and have no provision of taking outdoor air], and increased number of people in a closed environment. So, the deficiency of oxygen is a localized problem for developing countries /geographies.

Other global issues drive most of the time the media attention. We do hope to see more media attention towards oxygen deficiency in times to come.

A world report shows that per person tree density in India is only 28 and particularly in Delhi-NCR, it is as low as 0.3 trees per person, compared to Canada which is approximately 7000.

The reason there is a green tribunal is only to protect the green cover and prevent the erosion of oxygen wealth.

3. How much oxygen does an average human being need in an hour/day/year?

Per Hour – 96 Litres

Per Day – 2310 Litres

Per Year – 843,150 Liters [0.84 Million Litres]

In an average lifetime [75 Years] – 63,236,250 Litres [63 .2 Million Litres]

Average human beings roughly take 23000 breaths per day. Average adult at rest inhales and exhales approximately 7 to 8 liters [about one-fourth of a cubic foot] of air per minute. That totals to around 11,000 liters of air [388 cubic feet] in a day. The air inhaled is about 21-percent oxygen, which means approximately 2310 liters of oxygen per day.

If you are sitting in an oxygen zone of 17% concentration, it means your intake of oxygen is 1870 liters, a deficit of 440 liters of oxygen.

Air exhaled is about 15-percent oxygen [provided you get air at 21 % oxygen], so about 5-percent of the volume of air is consumed in each breath and converted to carbon dioxide. Therefore, a human being uses about net 550 liters of pure oxygen [19 cubic feet] per day.

4. What is the impact on the environment by extracting oxygen from the air?

Oxygen is a natural resource generated through the process of photosynthesis, performed by the leaves in trees. This ecosystem of trees producing oxygen has been prevalent alongside throughout the human evolution. In modern times, due to population growth, urbanization, and use of combustible engines, there is heavy stress on the green cover which has resulted in depletion of oxygen level in the air.

Bonphul OxyMax product range is not disturbing the environment ecosystem, but only overdrawing the oxygen from outside air to provide you with enough oxygen in your micro indoor environment.

5. My pulse oximeter shows 98% oxygen, so how am I deprived of oxygen?

Have you ever imagined why we start panting when we run? We must understand this, that our body has an automatic mechanism which tries to compensate for the lack of anything vital for life to go on.

For example, when we run fast, we start breathing faster, and our heartbeat also upsurge. It means our body needs more oxygen, so we start breathing faster and our heart also starts beating much faster to compensate for the higher demand. What would happen with reduced oxygen? Our lungs, heart, and brain are at higher work pressure. Our vital organs are working extra to compensate, resulting in a higher breath rate and higher heart rate, which is very dangerous for our health.