It is generally recognised that Australians spend 90% or more of their time indoors. As mould travels in the air we have partnered with Europe’s top Indoor Air Quality Control manufacturer to give our clients the best in Air purification.
Our air purification systems capture 99.5% of all air born mould spores, bacteria, and viruses such as influenza and swine flu. Each system has a digital display system to give our clients instant feedback of particle and odour detection.
Poor indoor air quality can result in significant adverse impacts on our health and environment. In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by the US EPA and its Science Advisory Board have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health (US EPA, 1993).
We usually think of air pollution as being outdoors, but the air in your house or office could also be polluted. Sources of indoor pollution include:
- Biological contaminants like mould and pollen
- Tobacco smoke
- Household products and pesticides
- Gases such as radon and carbon monoxide
- Materials used in the building such as asbestos, formaldehyde and lead
Sick building syndrome (SBS) occurs when several people are affected, but no specific source of the illness is found. Indoor air quality problems usually only cause discomfort, and most people feel better as soon as they eliminate the source of the pollution. However, some pollutants can cause diseases that show up much later, such as respiratory diseases or cancer. Making sure that your building is well-ventilated and eliminating pollutants can improve the quality of your indoor air.
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Indoor Air Quality Facts from the American Medical Assoc., and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say:
“Ninety four percent (94%) of all respiratory ailments are caused by polluted air according to the American Medical Association, which also reported that one-third of the U.S national health bill is for causes directly attributable to indoor air pollution.
The U.S. Government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns people that “Most people are aware that outdoor air pollution can damage their health but may not know that indoor air pollution can also have significant effects. EPA studies of human exposure to air pollutants indicate that indoor air levels of many pollutants may be 2-5 times, and occasion more than 100 times, higher than outdoor levels. These levels of indoor air pollutants are of particular concern because it is estimated that most people spend as much as 90% of their time indoors. In recent years, comparative risk studies performed by EPA and its Science Advisory Board (SAB) have consistently ranked indoor air pollution among the top five environmental risks to public health.”