Make Buildings Safe Havens

 

peterDid you join the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) event about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) on the June 15th? Speaking at the Event Simon Birkett, Founder of Clean Air London, talked about the importance of protecting our Indoor Air Quality.

During the event it was announced that their would be a new working group set out to publish the Industry first IAQ standard in the UK. The Standard will outline ways in which the industry can respond to the growing need for internal clean air zones in the face of the rising levels of toxic emissions outdoors.

This standard will outline the fact that IAQ measures are relatively cheap and easy to deliver with simple solutions of changing to filters that Achieve ePM1 ratings when compared to new air filtration standard ISO16890

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.

If you can’t wait, then you can take a sneaky peek at http://www.camfil.com/roadshow/virtualtour/: Continue reading

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