One Atmosphere – by Clean Air in London [VIDEO]

One Atmosphere is a 35 minute film by Simon Birkett, Founder and Director of Clean Air in London, about the most important lessons he has learned from 10 years of campaigning. The film calls for immediate action to reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gases to protect public health and mitigate climate change. It can be viewed in full or in 10 chapters.


One Atmosphere tells the story of ‘Clean Air in London’. Many other topics are covered in the film, which aims to give anyone an introduction to air pollution and the actions needed to address it with climate change through ‘win-win’ policies. Continue reading

Improve Indoor Air Quality with Camfil Air Cleaners

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a term which refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. Indoor air quality is not as good as you think, it can be even more polluted than air on an average city street.

Download the following presentation to find out how to improve the indoor air quality where you are:

Indoor air quality refers to the aerosol and gas content, temperature, and humidity of the air inside a structure. In the case of human habitation, the quality of the air is determined by its ability to maintain the health and well-being of humans occupying the structure.

The most important part of indoor air quality is the cleanliness of the air. Air contamination consist of particles, gases and vapours that may reduce the well-being and health of humans and decrese the output and efficiency of production processes.

Outdoor air pollution infiltrates into buildings. Without appropriate ventilation, it accumulates and can even react with other indoor air pollutants.

Indoor air pollution is made of outdoor air pollutants, including heating and traffic particles and gases that infiltrate into our buildings as well as chemicals emissions from building materials, DIY products, cleaning products, air fresheners, combustion particles from heating, cooking and candles, pets allergens, electronics and appliances offgasing etc etc..

The way we live increases our exposure to air pollution

  • We spend close to 90% of our lives indoors.
  • Indoor air can be up to 50 times more polluted than outdoor.

There are a number of clean air solutions available to combat the issues relating to indoor air pollution. Download Indoor Air Quality – A human right from Camfil UK today!

To find out more about clean air solutions to help improve indoor air quality within your  environment, call the Camfil team on +44 (0)1706 238000 or email: and someone will come back to you shortly.

The air we breathe: nanoparticles and their role as a cardiovascular risk factor

The European Society of Cardiology hosted their Congress 2015 in London last month. The Congress is the world’s largest and most influential cardiovascular event.

the air we breatheA population-based approach is needed to tackle air pollution, which is now ranked ninth among the greatest modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to conclusions at a Spotlight of the Congress Symposium yesterday.

Air pollution not only exacerbates existing heart conditions but even appears to play a part in their causation. The WHO estimated in 2012 that one in eight of total global deaths (around seven million each year) could be attributed to air pollution. The principal culprit appears to be fine nanoparticles known as particulate matter (PM) ≤2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) which occur in diesel and petrol exhaust.

David Newby from Edinburgh University said:

‘This ultrafine particulate matter is like a gas and can penetrate deeply into the lungs and reach the blood stream,’.
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