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: uk.filtersales@camfil.com and someone will come back to you shortly.

How improving indoor air quality can protect health, improve productivity and save money

Why is improving Indoor air quality so important?

  1. Better IAQ increases productivity in offices by 10% thanks to higher air supply rate and appropriate filter maintenance.
  2. Polaroid managed to reduce sick leave by 35% and save 400$ per employee by upgrading buildings HVAC Systems, equalling close to 1,5Million $ total savings per year.
  3. According to an Australian study, improving IAQ reduces sick leave rate by 39% and costs by 44%.
  4. Better IAQ improves schoolchildren reading test results by 13%
  5. Improving by 1% productivity with better ventilation system can save between 20 to 60€/m2, with benefit to cost ratio of 9.4 (productivity/HVAC investment, Energy and maintenance cost). Payback time was less than 2 years

READ OUR QUICK FACTS DOCUMENT HERE.

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How to improve IAQ ?

1. Indoor pollutants source emission control

2. Appropriate ventilation system design and improvement

3. Air filter selection at air inlets according to EN13779

4. Additional molecular filtration or air cleaning for specific locations and pollutions Continue reading

Misconceptions about air pollution: ‘There’s nothing I can do about it’

Founder & Director of Clean Air London, Simon Birkett recently wrote an article for Environmental Health News on the Misconceptions about air pollution.

The piece contains a series of cartoons which the campaign group Clean Air in London commissioned to address the capital’s environmental challenges. Beautifully crafted by Andy Davey (@DaveyCartoons), the cartoons address matters such as London smog, wood burning, the tube, cycling and taxis.

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What you can do:

Find out about air pollution near where you live, work and play. You can protect yourself by walking or cycling down quieter streets and reduce pollution for yourself and others by walking, cycling or using public transport rather than driving a diesel vehicle. Continue reading