Improve air quality for better health & better-quality products
What affects indoor air quality (IAQ)?
Pollutants in the air affect indoor air quality (IAQ) and, perhaps surprisingly, indoor air has been proven to be more contaminated than the air outside. Bacteria, moulds, pollen and viruses can breed in air ducts, humidifiers and drain pans and pose a significant health risk to those occupying the building.
How does poor IAQ impact our health?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, we spend on average 90% of our life indoors; therefore, the air we breathe inside has the potential to impact our health hugely. Contaminated air can cause respiratory problems, such as coughing and sore throats, eye irritation, headaches and allergic reactions. These symptoms, if experienced when in one particular building, are referred to as Sick Building Syndrome.
An increased level of pollutants in the air also reduces oxygen levels, which can impact brain processes and cognition. By improving IAQ and thus protecting the health of your employees, productivity, motivation and performance levels will also improve.
How does IAQ affect my products?
If dust, debris and dirt that contaminates the air are not effectively removed, the service life of machinery is reduced due to corrosion, toxicity and mould damage, and the potential for downtime is increased. The quality of the finished product can also diminish, and products in storage can be damaged.