New video released on the effects of PM1 particles on your body

Particulate Matter (PM) is present in every breath you take and it comes in a range of different sizes. Particulate Matter is measured in a range of different sizes with the most common from PM10 (10 micron Particles or less), PM2.5 (2.5 micron particles or less) or PM1 particles (1 Micron Particles). Our body has built in defenses against many of these particle sizes but some can penetrate deeper than others.

The PM1 particle is the size that penetrated deepest into the human body. Find out more about this particle in the video below

Clean Air Roadshow back in London to raise awareness of the health effects of #AirPollution

We are bring our Clean Air Roadshow back to London in June to highlight the issues surrounding air pollution and the link between outdoor air and indoor air quality.

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The Camfil Clean Air Roadshow will be at the;

Facilities Show at London Excel on 21-23rd June 2016 on Stand U1500

The Camfil team will be on hand to demonstrate to Property & Estates Managers, FM’s and Health & Safety professionals how their award winning low energy HVAC air filters can save lives and money. Camfil will be demonstrating their patented air cleaners and air purifiers which are equipped with the most efficient Absolute™ HEPA filter. The units complement existing ventilation systems to provide a healthier working environment with less dust and fewer harmful particles. The team will highlight;

  1. Why high-quality air filters and air purifiers are required for good protection against outdoor pollutants e.g. PM 1, PM 2.5, PM10 and NO2
  2. How we can save money by significantly reducing energy consumption
  3. Visual performance demonstrations of Camcleaner City Air Purifiers
  4. Live Roadshow MeasurementsAir quality varies daily and by location. Camfil have placed three air quality monitoring stations in different city locations around the world that continuously report real-time air quality back to the trailer. These values will be compared to local conditions, inside and outside the trailer.

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WHO report finds ‘unhealthy environments’ kill 12.6 million people each year

Camfil UK: 21/03/2016 – The World Health Organisation (WHO) have estimated that 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total global deaths, according to new estimates. Air pollution amounts to as much as 8.2 million of these deaths.

air pollutionThe Report, “Preventing disease through healthy environments: a global assessment of the burden of disease from environmental risks”, reveals that deaths due to non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mostly attributable to air pollution (including exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke), amount to 8.2 million of these deaths. NCDs, such as stroke, heart disease, cancers and chronic respiratory disease, now amount to nearly two-thirds of the total deaths caused by unhealthy environments. Continue reading