Earlier this month, Camfil’s Air Quality and Building Energy Expert, Peter Dyment presented at the Education Estates Conference at Manchester Central. Education Estates is a two-day exhibition and conference which brings together the education sector from primary schools to Universities as well as experts in design, construction, project management, engineering and energy efficiency to share best practice and learn from each other.
Peter’s presentation “Indoor Air Quality for School Buildings” discussed the importance of clean air in schools and demonstrated that clean indoor air quality improves learning.
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This 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.
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.