A recent article published in the ACR journal has revealed that
“Every day we eat 1kg of food, consume 2kg of liquid and breathe 25kg of air”.
The quality of the air we breathe should therefore be a priority. Indoor air pollution has been featured heavily in global new recently as people become aware of the damaging effects it could have.
However, despite the fact that people spend more than 80% of their time indoors, Indoor Air Quality is often not considered a priority and can be overlooked.
Last year The Building Engineering Association (BESA) commissioned a survey. It revealed that almost 70% of office workers believed poor IAQ in their workplace negatively impacted their productivity and well-being. Furthermore, a third were also concerned that it was damaging their health.
Indoor air pollution can have a number of negative effects on individuals including, fatigue, poor concentration, reduced productivity, sore throats, headaches and irritated eyes. Furthermore, studies have recently been published that show a concerning link between air pollution and major health implications such as, heart disease, strokes, cancer and even Alzheimer’s.
Improving Indoor Air Quality
Installing a heating, ventilation and air conditioning system with high specification air purification, such as The Ingenious Air® System, dramatically improves indoor air quality.
The Ingenious Air® System has an optional air purification module which can remove:
- Airborne bacteria and viruses (0.001 microns) that cause infectious illnesses. These include influenza, colds, tuberculosis, chickenpox and c.difficile.
- Airborne particulates that cause allergies. These include pollen, fungal spores, dust mites, pet dander and tobacco smoke.
- Airborne toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that can cause short and long-term ill-health. These include nitrous oxide, carbon monoxide, fumes and unpleasant odours from paint solvents, car exhausts, pesticides, cleaning fluids and alcohol.
Ref 1: Baldwin, N “Every day we eat 1kg of food consume 2kg of liquid and breathe 25kg of air”, ACR Journal, June 2017