Improving the air quality for Asthma sufferers

In 2013, data released jointly by the Epidemiology And Allergic and Respiratory Diseases (EPAR) Department from Sorbonne University and the Institut National de le Santé et de la Recherche-Médicale (INSERM), both based in Paris, indicated that air pollution may cause new cases of asthma.

They also specify that evidence from toxicological studies, together with information from genes associated with asthma, suggest the link between air pollution and asthma is biologically plausible.

The findings revealed that an average of 1 in 7 children living within 75 metres of a busy road, are likely to develop asthma. In areas with the heaviest air pollution, 1 in 4 children could potentially develop asthma.

AsthmaClient: Bateman Family
Location: Manchester
Date: March 2014
Sector: Domestic

About the project:

Camfil were approached by a family in Manchester whose daughter suffers from asthma and was having to take a substantial amount of time off from school as she was having asthma attacks in the night which made it difficult to get a full night¹s sleep.

They had been recommended the CamCleaner 300 for use within their daughter’s bedroom as a means to clean the air to enable her to breathe more easily throughout the night.CamCleaner 300

 

 

They started to use the CamCleaner 300 and within a few weeks their daughter was sleeping better, felt generally healthier and was taking less time off from school.

She has subsequently suffered fewer asthma attacks during the night and she was noticeably more alert during the day at school enabling her to be more productive.

Outdoor levels of air pollutants continue to aggravate asthma in sufferers despite industrial air pollution generally decreasing. Continue reading

Camfil Case Study published in Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Guide

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has published the Government Response to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) consultation with guidance for potential scheme participants.  The guide includes a Case Study on the successful implementation of ISO 5001 by Camfil UK.

ESOSDownload the document here.

DECC has published the Government Response to the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) consultation and laid regulations in Parliament to give legal effect to the scheme, and published guidance for potential scheme participants.

A copy of the Government Response and DECC Guidance can be found at: www.gov.uk/government/consultations/energy-savings-opportunity-scheme.

ESOS is an energy assessment scheme that is mandatory for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator.  Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. Continue reading

1 Euston Square, London – Air Quality Case Study

CamfilThis case study looks at the air quality being experienced on a daily basis in London by people working and travelling about london.

It looks at how a combination of a standalone CamCleaner City air purifier, effective air filtration and a well-sealed building envelope can deliver clean, healthy, Indoor Air Quality.

In general terms the main health hazard comes from exposure to traffic pollution. Fine combustion particles and gases in a toxic mix that can be inhaled by people and are classed as a Group1 (highest level) carcinogen by the World Health Organisation.

No: 1 Euston Square is close to Euston station which is good for business and transport links of all types. Unfortunately transport such as trains buses and taxis produce this air pollution.

There are other outside sources such as the much publicised recent southern UK air pollution incident involving desert dust and also volcanic events causing disruption to air transport because of airborne particles.

Clearly these fine particles can sometimes travel in concentrated plumes over long distances and stay airborne almost indefinitely.

This also applies to traffic air pollution particles and gases that can stay in the air and react producing chemical smog.

CamCleaner results

The results in graph 1 show the particulate air pollution level was measured at in the range 0.3 to 0.5 microns Dia. which is a particle size range that can easily make deep lung penetration and cause health problems.

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