Sharp has launched an air purifier with mosquito catcher, FP-FM40E. The product combines the company’s exclusive patented Plasmacluster ion technology and non-toxic mosquito-catching mechanism, to eliminate both micro and macroscopic pollutants present in indoor air. The air purifier not only reduces asthma exacerbations due to exposure to airborne allergens, but also traps pesky insects like mosquitoes as a preventive measure from mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria. The transmission of diseases like dengue requires mosquitoes as vectors; hence the spread of dengue can be limited by reducing mosquito populations with the help of this device, according to the company. Equipped with HEPA filter, the purifier can capture 99.97% of air particles like smoke, dust and pollen which is as small as 0.03 microns. The product covers an area of up to 300 sft. It is priced at Rs 26,000 and is available exclusively through Amazon.