18 October 2011
MOTORIST ALERT: PROTECTING AGAINST ASTHMA THIS SPRING
Toyota is reminding asthma and hay fever sufferers to ask their service advisors to check the condition of their cabin air filter this spring, and to have dirty or clogged filters replaced.
According to information provided on the National Asthma Council Australia website, exposure to airborne particles such as pollens, combusted fossil fuels and organic matter, tobacco smoke and exhaust fumes can adversely affect respiratory health.
Some of the known health effects caused by exposure to airborne particles include respiratory tract irritation and infection, allergies, bronchitis and asthma, potentially requiring hospitalisation.
Desmond Lew, divisional manager national parts and accessories Toyota Australia, says that ensuring the cabin air filter is in good condition helps protect a car's occupants from dangerous airborne pollutants.
"Toyota Genuine Cabin Air Filters are designed to stop airborne particles such as smog, pollens, fungi, mould, cement dust and even cigarette smoke from entering your cabin.
"The particles are captured by the cabin air filters as they pass through the vehicle's ventilation and air conditioning system, helping protect drivers and their passengers from the dangers of inhaling these harmful airborne pollutants," said Mr Lew.
When filters become clogged with microscopic particles they cease to filter airborne particles as effectively.
In heavy pollutant areas, such as high traffic situations, a filter can become ineffective in as little as 15,000 kilometres.
For further information contact:
Mike Breen, Manager Public Relations
Tel: (02) 9710 3341
Mob: 0418 447 064
When cabin air filters become clogged with microscopic particles they cease to filter airborne particles as effectively.