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IS YOUR FURNITURE SPREADING POISON IN YOUR HOME?

DSCN3746Formaldehyde is a chemical that can cause serious health damage. It is present in disguise within our homes and usually goes unnoticed. The most significant source of formaldehyde is the pressed wood products that use urea and formaldehyde resins as adhesives. These products generally include particleboard, hardwood-plywood and fiberboard.

Particleboard is used for sub-flooring and shelving in cabinets and furniture.  Hardwood-plywood is used for decorative wall coverings and fiberboard is used for drawer fronts and furniture tops. Fiberboards are significantly higher in formaldehyde emissions than particleboard or hardwood.

This toxic chemical is generally used as a preservative in labs and can lead to serious health problems especially for kids. Cribs, cots and other furniture can release up to 40 parts per billion of formaldehyde per day — enough to cause illnesses like asthma, allergies and even increase the risk of cancer.

People move to greener spaces with a notion of providing healthy living conditions to their families but fail to take care of the smaller aspects, such as formaldehyde emissions, that can pose larger health hazards.

A study shows that formaldehyde emissions in a newly constructed apartment had as much as 23 parts per billion per day of formaldehyde even before the furnishings were installed. This is a staggering 8395 x 10-9 part per billion per year. Imagine that amount of toxicity in your house which is a large part of your indoor environment.

So how do we overcome this? The answer to this lies in the use of furnishings that are free of such toxic chemicals and made with recycled materials that require little or no formaldehyde-based adhesives. Manufacturers like ZED have brought in a range of furniture that is forest-free and use no formaldehyde and so offer zero emission furniture.

Who doesn’t want a healthy life? But how many of us do what it takes to ensure such well-being, for not just one but many generations to come?

It is time now to adopt a chemical-free, toxin-free lifestyle before it is too late to realize.

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ZED-Magic Water

ZED-Magic Water

Water from air?! The US army first got it in war-time Iraq as Saddam’s forces poisoned wells on the retreat. It’s a system like any water dispenser. It’s dinky and takes little as space.  “It’s a combination of a dryer, a pressure cooker and a chiller, all three mechanisms imbibed into one,’ says Dinesh, who designed it. In coastal towns like Chennai, Mumbai or Kochi, when humidity is over 80%, it offers 32 liters as it converts moisture into water. In dry cities like Bangalore, Ahmedabad or Hyderabad, it offers up to 22-24 liters for every 12 hours. It uses a mere 200 watts on a 5 amp socket, saves you 85% energy and at least Rs.250 a month. The catch is that it costs up to 50,000. But can money buy clean, pure, potable water drawn from the skies?
Want to know more? Email us at zed@zed.in

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ZED-Geyser

Zed Geyser

It’s a game changer! It saves you atleast Rs.400 a month and you pay no more than 5000 for it. It gives you hot water as good as any geyser but claims 0.5 kW against nearly all geysers at 3kW.If that isn’t enough, it heats water up in about the same time as any other.
It uses a 2 pin plug and needs a 5 amp socket. It does not use the nickel chromium coil-heating element. The ZED geyser is an induction heater which uses power to create a magnetic field to maximize heating.
Want to know more? Email us at zed@zed.in

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