New year, new daily bidet habit
At the start of every year, many people pledge themselves to new habits to improve their health. Some begin a cleanse or a diet, while others jump into a new exercise routine. Yet there is one habit for better self-care that often gets overlooked: the daily use of a bidet.
What is a bidet?
The bidet, pronounced bi-day in American English, is a low-lying basin that sprays clean water on your backside after using the bathroom. The word is derived from a French term meaning “pony,” and people straddle it as they use it. Bidets are common in bathrooms around the world, especially in Japan, where over 70 percent of the population use some version of a bidet. People who live in North America, however, have been slow to adopt the bidet. Until now, that is.
Bidets boost personal hygiene
This may come as news to toilet paper users everywhere, but in the words of Dr. Donnica Moore, “Water is the best and healthiest way to clean just about everything.” With this in mind, it makes sense that clean, warm water—rather than dry toilet paper—provides a hygienic bath for the bottom. Using a bidet instead of wiping keeps your hands cleaner, too.
A gentle cleansing
File this under Things People Are Too Shy to Discuss: anal skin tissue is very sensitive. This is especially true for people dealing with hemorrhoids, rashes, irritable bowel syndrome and more severe conditions like Crohn’s disease. Using dry toilet paper in this area can irritate an already painful situation. As an alternative, cleaning the anal area with water can help heal abrasions and other issues.
While these private issues aren’t easy to discuss, they can be helped. At Coway, a team of engineers has been developing the Coway Bidet 200 to be debuted this year. The stylish unit mounts directly onto an existing toilet, and easily transforms it into a bidet. The Bidet 200 features i-wave, a system that allows users to customize the water flow, plus other innovative functionality.
1Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL (Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing.They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2022 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum airflow speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers.
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299.97% of viruses, bacteria, fungi and pollen were verified to be removed from the air for Coway air purifiers which have Green True HEPA™ filter applied based on the Japan Food Research Laboratories(JFRL) testing according to JEM 1467 standard.
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→ All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
All tested by JFRL and received above result within below time.
- Virus: Tested with Escherichia coli phage ΦX174 NBRC 103405, 60 minutes
- Bacteria: Tested with Staphylococcus epidermidis NBRC 12993, 60 minutes
- Fungi/Mold: Tested with Penicillium citrinum NBRC 6352, 60 minutes
- Pollen: Tested with Cedar Pollen extract, 60 minutes
3Aerosol test conducted in a Biosafety level 3 laboratory with two Coway air purifier models, Coway Airmega 250 and 400 for removal of SARS-CoV-2 Aerosol by US based MRI Global, a not-for-profit laboratory and partner of US Department of Defense. The test was conducted in a 13.1ft3 chamber. Virus was aerosolized for 15 minutes and the product was turned on high for 2 minutes. Result showed each product effectively removed over 99.98% of the SARS-CoV-2 in 2 minutes. This is a result from a laboratory experiment condition and result may vary in different conditions. This result does not imply it kills SARS-CoV-2 or prevents the transmission of Covid-19. Coway Airmega 250S and 400S are identical to the tested models and has equal performance with an additional mobile connectivity function.
4The concentration of ammonia, acetaldehyde and acetic acid were proven to be removed within 30 minutes by FCG Research Institute, Inc. Human Life Science Lab. It is not a demonstration result in the actual use space. Not all odors and gases may be supported. → Tested with Coway Airmega 150, 160, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 400, 400S
5The coverage area of the air purifier is based on an area where the air cleaner can make two air changes per hour (ACPH). An air change per hour translates to how many times an air purifier can clean an area, assuming the height of a ceiling to be 8 ft, in one hour. Therefore ** means two air changes per hour means that the cleaner can clean the area once every 30 minutes and * means air changes per hour means that the air purifier can clean the area once every 60 minutes.
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