JAMES PURIFY/FAIRFAX NZ James Purify, of North Canterbury, is among the hundreds of thousands of people who have been left scratching their heads over the purification of their cars.
The former dairy farmer said he was worried about how his wife, daughter and grandchildren could breathe after breathing in a chlorine-soaked air purifying fluid.
“It was horrible,” he said.
“I thought maybe I should have got some chlorine bleach and put it in the car for a few minutes, just to be sure. “
I had to use a mouthwash.”
“So I didn’t.” “
James Purified, who owns and runs his own dairy, said he thought he should have had a hand-washing device. “
So I didn’t.”
James Purified, who owns and runs his own dairy, said he thought he should have had a hand-washing device.
The father-of-three, who runs the company’s dairy business for about 20 years, said his business had never had any problems with chlorine in its tanks.
“My main concern was that I couldn’t breathe,” he explained.
“We’ve never had a problem with chlorine coming in.”
James purifies his vehicles to keep the air clean.
Photo: James Purifying Mr Purify said he used to put the vehicle into a bucket, put some bleach in it and then he’d wash it.
“There’s always chlorine in the air,” he added.
The problem Mr Purifies had not experienced was with the car itself, but he did have a few other concerns. “
People just think it’s something to be washed out, but it’s not.”
The problem Mr Purifies had not experienced was with the car itself, but he did have a few other concerns.
“As soon as we had a little bit of chlorine in there, it started to smell,” he admitted.
“Your lungs are the thing that gets flushed out by the exhaust. “
“”I was concerned about the children and I thought, ‘What are they going to smell like?'” “
Mr Purified said the smell was “not good”. “
“I was concerned about the children and I thought, ‘What are they going to smell like?’
He said the chlorine in his car was still in the tank when he left. “
You could smell it on the carpet, it could smell the air in the kitchen.”
He said the chlorine in his car was still in the tank when he left.
He was worried his family could have a heart attack, which would not be a good thing for the family.
James Purifies, who works for a dairy business.
“At the end of the day, it was very much a family matter,” he told 3AW.
“For the family it was about breathing.”
James is not alone.
Thousands of people have been concerned about chlorine in their vehicles and their children have had to wear breathing masks.
James said he felt it was unfair that the government was “taking advantage of” people.
“In a way, it is their fault for not doing anything,” he replied.
James says he had a very positive experience with his business and it had never caused any problems.
“All my staff and I were treated very nicely,” he agreed.
James also said he had received an email from the Department of Health saying chlorine-free vehicles were on the way.
“They said the vehicles would be in the pipeline and it would be on the market very soon,” he continued.
“What I was worried is I don’t know if I’ll get one for my children or grandchildren.”
Mr Purifying said he did not feel that chlorine had been the cause of any of his health problems.
But the Government did say there was an issue.
“If people are worried about their health, they should check with their health professional,” Mr Purification said.
A spokesperson for the Department said it was “committed to helping people make informed decisions on air purifiers”.
“The Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (DEP) has recently reviewed its existing air purification policy and made changes to ensure that the vehicle is safe and effective for the customer,” the spokesperson said.
James Purify says he has been told that chlorine-cleansing equipment will be introduced to vehicles as a safety measure.
“Hopefully they will be better than what I had to do.”