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Camfil UK launches indoor air quality campaign blog

Camfil UK launches new blog for their Indoor Air Quality campaign at www.keepthecityout.co.uk

Camfil UK launches new blog for their Indoor Air Quality campaign at www.keepthecityout.co.uk

Bill Wilkinson, Camfil Managing Director said: “At Camfil we believe that clean air is a human right.  We are all quite conscious about what we eat and drink, but do we know if every breath we take is really healthy clean air?The blog will highlight the issues surrounding indoor air quality, air pollution and its effect on human health.  We want people to take a look around and comment on any posts that they find interesting.”

The blog will highlight the health and financial implications of poor indoor air quality, which can often be more harmful than outdoor pollution, according to experts. The UK has the highest rate of illnesses caused by water systems, dampness and mould, ventilation and conditioning systems and building materials in the European Union.

The Indoor Air Quality Campaign (IAQ) was launched in London in October and Camfil called on UK businesses to ensure their buildings use ventilation systems with regularly maintained air filters that comply with European guideline EN 13779.  The next steps include urging the European Commission to make the EN 13779 standard a mandatory requirement for workplaces and non-domestic buildings.  Camfil UK argues that better indoor air quality (IAQ) can help businesses reduce energy costs and carbon emissions, while also improving the health and productivity of employees.

Simon Birkett, founder of the Campaign for Clean Air in London said at the launch:

“The best air filtration systems can help businesses protect employees from 90 per cent of air pollutants for up to 90 per cent of the time. Ask yourself the question: does our ventilation system include regularly maintained air filters that comply with European guideline EN 13779 and if not, why not?”

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