Post written by Dr Chris Ecob, Global Business Manager for Molecular Filtration, Camfil Group:
The leading organisation responsible for cataloguing chemicals – the CAS Registry (Chemical Abstract Service) – has more than 73 million unique chemicals in their database and is adding new items at the rate of 15,000 every day. Many of these chemicals never pre-existed in nature and have been created by man in the industrial era. Some chemicals only exist as gases in the air.
However, all chemicals, including those that are normally liquids or solids, have to varying degrees the ability to evaporate and become airborne in their molecular form. It is an inescapable fact therefore that all around the globe, there are more chemicals in the air than ever before.
Categorising molecules by impact
Airborne molecules may be categorised according to their impact on humans and our world. Responsibility for smell or odour is perhaps the most obvious.
The receptor cells in the nose and the human brain are capable of detecting and characterising many different odour types. Some molecules are classified as irritants. In addition to creating an odour response, they stimulate an involuntary and negative reaction from the body. The classic example is activation of the tear ducts when chopping onions. Continue reading
REHVA – the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations have published a position paper on Indoor Air Quality. REHVA’s experts of indoor air technology, representing the community, engineers, academics, industry, building owners, and facility managers would like to draw the attention of the European Commission to the wide range of negative effects caused by deteriorated indoor air in European buildings. Indoors, people are exposed to various pollutants, which cause a wide range of diseases like asthma, allergy and heart disease and many other minor health problems. A poor indoor environment and poor indoor air quality in particular also reduces productivity, performance at work and learning at schools.
Read the REHVA Position Paper on Indoor Air Quality here.
CamCleaner air purifiers installed within logistic site led to improved air quality and reduction of waste for global logistics provider.
CamCleaner is a range of patented air purifiers with the most efficient HEPA filters on the market. They are designed to work as a supplement to your existing ventilation system and give you reduced energy costs, more efficient production and a healthier work environment with less dust and fewer harmful particles. On the following pages you can find out how CamCleaner can make the air feel easier to breathe. And why you save money when you take care of your smallest problems. Before they become big ones.
The CamCleaner 6000 was installed a logistics site to provide clean air solutions. Click her to read the case study.
Facts about the CamCleaner 6000:
- Clean product environment, fewer operational disruptions
- Healthier employees
- Less cleaning
- Low energy costs
- Reduced environmental impact
- Even temperature distribution in rooms with high ceilings