Protect your practice room against viruses with an air purifier

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Protect your practice space against viruses? Choose a good air purifier

An air purifier for a practice room removes viruses (such as corona), bacteria and fine dust. It also ensures that you can breathe carefree in the cleanest indoor air.

Practice areas are vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and other air pollution for a variety of reasons. Therefore, it’s important to optimise the air quality within your dental practice, doctor’s practice, physiotherapy practice or massage practice. Choose for good air hygiene with air purification within your practice and enjoy the benefits.

Unhealthy air in your practice

As a dentist, physiotherapist or masseur, you know better than anyone how important hygiene is. Equally important, and sometimes forgotten, is air quality. Because unhealthy air can cause many problems. For example, the air in a dental office is polluted with chemical disinfectants and the air in a massage parlor is vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and foul odors. Fortunately, you can fight viruses and other air pollution with an air purifier in your practice.

Air purifier for a practice room: what are the conditions?

A good air purifier in your dental or doctor’s office should have a built-in HEPA filter. This type of filter removes fine dust particles, viruses and bacteria with an effectiveness of 99.99%. An additional weapon in the fight against the coronavirus is ionisation before the filter. This actually makes viruses, which are caught in the filter, harmless.

So make sure you invest in an air purifier for your practice room with a HEPA filter that will use ionisation before the filter. Some air purifiers use ionisation after the filter. However, this only has a limited effect.

Go for excellent air circulation

A normal ventilation system usually extracts at fixed points and does not circulate the air. In addition, they bring in air pollution from outside. This results in unhealthy indoor air.

Good air purifiers have air displacement technology. This technique ensures optimal air circulation and virus-free air in the breathing zone, because it effectively captures air pollution. This is why air displacement air purifiers are an excellent addition to existing ventilation systems.

Which air purifier is best for your practice?

The EA30 is an excellent air purifier for in your practice room. It contains an AIH filter (a refined version of HEPA) with ionisation function in front of the filter. This means that it’is able to effectively deal with viruses, bacteria and fine dust particles. As an additional advantage, the EA30 is low-noise, energy-efficient and can optionally be mounted on a wall. Finally, the EA30 has excellent air circulation, because it uses air displacement technology.

Learn more about the EA30

What are the health problems with polluted indoor air?

You get health problems with long-term exposure to polluted air. That is unpleasant for yourself, your staff and your customers. The most common complaints caused by unhealthy air are:

  • Breathing problems
  • Lung problems
  • Allergic reactions

The benefits of air purification in your practice

Good air quality in your practice room offers many benefits. First, you improve the image. Clean air gives a good impression and also ensures that employees and customers feel at ease.

Second, clean air increases employee productivity. It turns out that when a contamination source is present and subsequently removed, productivity increases by 5 percent. This makes a huge difference in daily practice (source).

Finally, you protect the health of your employees and customers, because air cleaning is an effective means of combating fine dust, bacteria and viruses such as the corona virus.

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    Remove wood stove fine dust from the air with an air purifier

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    Remove wood stove fine dust from the air with an air purifier

    Wood stoves and fireplaces provide a lot of fun in the cold months. And if we effectively capture the harmful fine dust with an air purifier, we also keep it healthy. Nothing beats a night on the couch with a warm crackling fire in the background. With an air purifier against wood stove fine dust in the house, healthy indoor air is guaranteed and you can breathe safely.

    What does a wood stove air purifier do?

    Good air purifiers are specialised in extracting and removing fine dust from wood smoke in the air. The condition is that they must have a HEPA filter. This filter is able to remove the smallest particles in the air, including fine dust from wood smoke, with an effectiveness of 99.99%.

    How harmful is fine dust?

    Smoke from wood combustion releases harmful substances, including wood stove fine dust. This is a collection of large and small dust particles, with the smallest particles being the most harmful. And now, fine dust from wood stoves consists mainly of the smallest particles: ultra-fine particles (smaller than PM1).

    Long-term exposure to pollution from wood stoves is harmful to health. There are some potential complaints due to pollution:

    • Stress
    • Nausea
    • Irritation of eyes and throat
    • Respiratory complaints
    • Heart and vascular disease

    A wood stove pollutes more than six trucks

    British research shows that a wood stove produces six times (!) as much fine dust as a truck. Researcher Dr. Gary Fuller states that “smoke is an invisible killer. And because smoke from wood stoves is barely visible, hardly anyone complains about it. ” (source) In our opinion this is a good indication of how polluting wood stoves are and how great the need is to protect yourself from air pollution.

    You don’t even need to have a wood stove to be exposed to wood smoke. For example, your neighbours may start heating. Fine dust then easily penetrates, even when you close all your windows and doors.

    Do you want to measure the fine dust emissions from your wood stove in your home? That’s possible with a/our fine dust meter.

    Wood stove fine dust filter

    When you place a wood stove fine dust filter in your flue, it’s only intended to keep the outside air free of fine dust. However, you also have to think about your indoor air. A fine dust filter does not protect your indoor air against harmful particles, a wood stove air purifier does.

    The best wood stove air purifier

    The EA30 is an excellent wood stove air purifier for living rooms. They are able to combat and remove wood stove fine dust. The highly effective Active-Ion-HEPA filter removes all pollution from the air, so you can breathe again without having to worry. The EA30 further excels in its quiet operation, energy efficiency and reliability. In short: the EA30 is the best choice for tackling fine dust problems at home.

    Read more about the EA30 air purifier

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      Air purifier for a large room | An effective system against the coronavirus

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      Air purifier for a large space, which one do you choose?

      Unhealthy air in large spaces is often caused by a polluted ventilation system. With an air purifier for a large space (such as a gym, catering/hospitality facility, factory, warehouse, hall), your indoor air will stay clean and healthy. Preferably, you buy one with the best air circulation. An UV-C filter is also very important, because it makes viruses, such as corona, harmless in the indoor air. You can read all about which professional air purifier we recommend you to get here.

      Poor ventilation makes you sick

      Did you know that 70% of the installations in Dutch buildings do not function properly? Air treatment is often neglected. A pity, because in such cases the indoor air hardly circulates. This considerably increases the chance of viruses and bacteria spreading.

      It is stated that 20% of all absenteeism complaints (colds, flu, etc.) are due to an unhealthy indoor climate (source). Poor ventilation and circulation therefore makes you ill.

      Keep your air clean with an air purifier

      Keep the air in your large space/room in top condition with the best professional air purifier against corona. Air purifiers remove air pollution with the help of a filter. After filtering, an air purifier brings the clean air back into the room. Some of the large room air purifiers can make viruses harmless, provided that they use ionisation or a UV-C filter.

      What is the best professional air purifier for a large space?

      The EAS1300 UV-C is specially made to keep the indoor climate healthy in large spaces. For that reason it uses a UV-C filter and a very effective HEPA filter. The UV-C filter makes microorganisms (viruses, fungi and bacteria) harmless before they enter the HEPA filter. In the HEPA filter, the already deactivated micro-organisms are permanently removed from the air. That is why the EAS1300 UV-C is an excellent choice to keep your air professionally free of viruses and fine dust.

      The EAS1300 UV-C is excellent for large spaces. It has a very high air capacity, what means that it cleans a large amount of air in the shortest possible time. Every hour at maximum speed, the EAS1300 UV-C cleans around 1300 m³ of air. For that reason, the EAS1300 UV-C is an air purifier with a high capacity and therefore very suitable for warehouses, big halls and factories.

      More information about the EAS1300 UV-C

      The advantages of using a large room air purifier

      Are you planning to give a boost to your air quality? Good idea, cleaning air by using an air purifier with a large capacity such as an EAS1300 UV-C provides a lot of benefits. We list the largest:

      • No more fine dust, pollen, allergens and other air pollution
      • You significantly reduce the risk of the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19, flu and the cold virus
      • Less absenteeism and health complaints
      • Higher work productivity and also a better overall mood

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        An ioniser for fighting corona in the air

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        Fight against the coronavirus with ionisation air purifiers

        An ioniser makes virus particles in your air (like corona) harmless. The effect of ionisation against viruses has been demonstrated in 2015 by the Swedish Karolinka Institute. Due to the corona crisis, people are buying air purifiers with ionisation more everyday. Professional rooms in particular use an ioniser to keep the air virus-free against the corona virus. Think of a fitness center, yoga studio, pilates studio, practice space, school or office.

        What does an ioniser do to viruses

        An ioniser is an air purifier with an ionisation module. Ionisation is an air cleaning technique in which negative ions are brought into your air by an electrical charge. These ions attach themselves to pollutants such as fine dust, pollen, bacteria and viruses. As a result, dirty substances, including viruses, are deactivated and made harmless. In short, an anti-corona ioniser is an excellent device for removing pollution from the air and for deactivating viruses.

        High hopes for a connection between ionisation and corona

        Due to the newness of the virus, the link between corona and ionisation is still unknown. However, research has shown that ionisation prevents infection with other viruses (such as the flu virus and the rotavirus), so this offers a lot of hope that ionisation also makes corona harmless in the air.

        The best ioniser against corona

        The EA90 works with ionisation before the filter. Bacteria and viruses are collected in the filter and made harmless. The EA90 also has an AIH filter. This is a refinement of the widely used HEPA filter and very effective against viruses, bacteria, pollen, fine dust and more.

        Furthermore, the EA90 is energy efficient and due to its high capacity a real powerhouse. It is also ideal for use in large professional spaces. Such as offices, meeting rooms, apartments, medical practices, yoga practices and copy rooms.

        Read more about the corona ioniser EA90

        Optimal air circulation

        The ventilation in professional buildings (fitness centers, schools, offices, etc.) is often insufficient. Experts believe that poor ventilation increases the risk of infection. That is why it is advisable to ventilate your room well and not give the corona virus a chance.

        A good air purifier with ionisation for a yoga studio, for instance, such as the EA90, is designed to keep the air circulation optimal. This means that the EA90 efficiently transports all air pollution to the filter and collects it there.

        Difference positive and negative ions

        An ion is a positively or negatively charged atom or molecule. Positive ions have a degrading effect on your living environment. These are, for example, viruses, bacteria and synthetic fibers from clothing. Negative ions, on the other hand, are seen as vitamins in the air because they are vitalising the air. You will find them mainly in natural areas such as a beach or a forest. An ioniser against corona releases negative ions into the air with the intention of keeping your air virus-free.

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          Fighting pet allergies with an air purifier

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          Do you suffer from a pet allergy? Choose a good air purifier!

          Due to corona we work from home a lot, so we spend a lot of time with our pets. But is that really healthy? People are increasingly choosing to use an air purifier against their pet allergies. This is very logical and smart, because bird dust, dog hair, and cat hair cause a lot of trouble for people with a related allergy.

          Pet allergy complaints

          An allergy to your pet causes annoying symptoms / complaints. The most common health complaints are:

          • Itchy nose
          • Itchy or stinging eyes
          • Runny or stuffy nose
          • Sneezing
          • Distress/ Shortness of breath
          • Headache

          An allergy to pets can give you complaints all year round (source). Do you also experience complaints yourself? Naturally, you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. With a good air purifier against dog allergy, cat allergy, bird allergy or any other pet allergy, you can!

          Remedy for unpleasant odors and complaints

          Counteracting unpleasant odors and combating allergic complaints. Those are the two main reasons for buying a pet air purifier.

          Dog owners in particular suffer from bad smells in the house. Everyone knows that dogs give off a strong odor. Especially when they are wet due to rain, for example. Fortunately, you can remove that annoying dog odor from your room with an air purifier.

          Most allergens from dogs, cats, canaries, parrots and other pets are in dander and feathers. But also in the saliva and urine. For certain people these allergens can cause complaints.

          How does an air purifier help against pet allergies?

          An air purifier removes pollution from the air. This includes dust from dogs, cats and birds that can irritate the respiratory tract. Pet allergy air purifiers are effective because they work with an air cleaning filter. We recommend a HEPA filter or AIH filter. They are extremely effective in removing pet allergens. For example, a HEPA filter has an air cleaning efficiency of 99.99%.

          In short: using an air purifier against cat allergies, dog allergies and other pet allergies removes allergens from the air. This greatly reduces your allergy complaints. Some air purifiers can also remove unpleasant odors from the air.

          The best HEPA air purifier against pet allergy complaints

          The EA30 air purifier is an excellent choice for people looking to tackle their cat, dog or other pet allergies. Using the Active-Ion-HEPA filter, it removes 99.98% pet allergens from the air. Do you want to get rid of bad (dog) smells? The optional Active Carbon Filter can be ordered to remove all stale animal odors from the air. The additional advantages of the EA30 are that it’s very quiet, low maintenance and has an energy-efficient operation. Finally, the EA30 is also suitable for combating bacteria, viruses and fine dust.

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            Poor ventilation in schools, does ventilation with an air purifier help?

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            Bad ventilation in schools, can an air purifier help improve ventilation?

            Is good ventilation in classrooms important or not? Lack of concentration and headaches are often related to quality of the ventilation. That much is known. However, it now appears that poor ventilation is probably also related to the spread of the corona virus.

            Do we have to worry about this? Yes, because 70% of all schools in the Netherlands have an under-performing ventilation system (source). Just like adults, our children have the right to healthy air at school, isn’t that true?

            Would venting with an air purifier help to keep the classroom coronavirus-free?

            The link between ventilation and corona

            We can assume that there is a connection between ventilation and corona. For example, a nursing home in Maassluis found coronavirus particles in the air ventilation system. According to many people, this is proof that ventilation systems contribute to corona infections (Trouw).

            Experts are sounding the alarm for schools

            In September we’ll go back to school and that poses risks of new corona outbreaks. The combination of poor ventilation in schools and many students sitting together seems quite risky. Therefore, experts are urgently calling for improvement of ventilation systems. Since the cold months are approaching quickly and the windows can no longer be opened, wouldn’t ventilation in schools with an air purifier be a good solution?

            Good ventilation at school with an air purifier

            Many schools wonder whether ventilation with an air purifier is worthwhile. The answer to that question is: Yes, provided that a number of conditions are met.

            First, schools must choose a reliable and effective filter. Such as, for example, a HEPA filter. This is the best kind of filter you can have in your air purifier. HEPA filters remove the most minuscule air pollution particles with an effectiveness of 99.99%. This includes viruses, bacteria and fine dust.

            Second, it is important to choose an air purifier with good air circulation. We ourselves recommend air purifiers with air displacement. This unique filtration and air circulation technology ensures the cleanest and healthiest indoor air quality, without drafts and pollution from the outside (more information about how air displacement works).

            Normal ventilation systems fall short in time of corona

            A “normal” ventilation system sucks and blows in at fixed points and does not circulate the air. As a result, the entire indoor air in a classroom is hardly refreshed with clean, filtered air. In addition, these types of ventilation systems often draw in air pollution (including viruses and bacteria) from outside.

            A good air purifier continuously refreshes every corner of a classroom with clean, filtered air. An air purifier with displacement technology is 30% to 40% more efficient than air purifiers with mixed circulation. Do you want to ventilate well and protect yourself optimally against virus particles such as corona? Then it’s wise to use an air purifier with air displacement.

            The best air purifier against corona for in schools

            Classrooms will be protected against virus particles with the EDC650 air purifier. This air purifier works with air displacement and contains an extremely effective HEPA filter. This combination is very powerful against viruses, bacteria and other air pollution. The EDC650 also has a UV-C filter, which is specially built in to fight the corona virus.

            All in all, this air purifier is excellent for use in a classroom of a primary school, secondary school, mbo school, hbo school or university.

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              UV light against corona: a powerful combination with ventilation

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              Fighting the corona virus with UV light and ventilation

              In the corona crisis, more and more attention is being paid to two hot topics: UV light and ventilation. Ultraviolet light makes viruses harmless and good ventilation helps us to minimize virus spread. The top quality air purifiers combine UV light with good air circulation. This combination is very effective in fighting the coronavirus. Read more about it right here and find out exactly what terms such as ultraviolet cleaning and ventilation against corona mean.

              UV light and it’s different flavors

              The sun gives off three different types of radiation: infrared, light and ultraviolet (UV). The latter type of radiation is interesting in this context, because UV-C light makes the corona virus harmless.

              UV-C is one of three different types of UV radiation. In addition to UV-C, you also have UV-A and UV-B radiation. Do you want to use UV light against corona or other viruses? Then you choose UV-C. This is what entails the three different categories:

              • Radiation from UV-A: provides a quick but short tan. However, these rays can also cause damage to your skin;
              • Radiation from UV-B: this type of radiation ensures a longer lasting tan. However, it can also cause sunburn and skin cancer;
              • Radiation from UV-C: the most dangerous type of radiation for us (very harmful to your skin and eyes). Fortunately, UV-C radiation in the air is completely blocked by the ozone layer.

              Virus disinfection by UV-C light

              UV-C is very harmful to us as humans, but also to microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria. It makes microorganisms completely harmless. UV-C technology is also very clean. After all, no chemicals are used. Researchers from Boston University in collaboration with Signify (formerly Philips) have found out that using UV-C light against corona makes the virus itself harmless. If you illuminate contaminated material with UV-C light, this will ensure that the object is completely virus-free after 25 seconds (source).

              Use UV-C as a filter in air purifiers

              Some air purifiers use a built-in corona UV-C lamp. This functions to make viruses, bacteria and fungi harmless. This happens before these microorganisms enter the filter. Afterwards, the harmless virus particles are removed from the air by the filter.

              Good air circulation is just as important

              Not only a UV-C filter is important to remove the (corona)virus from the air, good ventilation is also essential. Especially if you want to protect yourself as well as possible against COVID-19. However, not every method of ventilation is effective. A normal ventilation system often does not suffice. This is because most ventilation systems extract at fixed points and therefore the air does not circulate. In addition, ventilation systems also draw in air pollution from outside, including exhaust fumes, bacteria and viruses.

              How do I ventilate properly?

              We recommend that you use an air purifier with air displacement in order to remove viruses (corona for example). This unique air circulation and filtration technique works as follows: clean air is evenly blown into the room at the bottom of the air purifier. The clean air then forces the polluted air up out of the breathing zone. At the top, the air cleaner draws the polluted air back into the device. The air pollution is here effectively removed from the air through a fine-mesh filter.

              What are the benefits of air displacement?

              Air displacement is the best kind of ventilation against corona and offers many advantages over other ventilation systems. The following benefits apply to air purifiers with air displacement:

              • the most healthy air quality due to excellent air circulation and filtration;
              • they do not bring in air pollution from outside;
              • very effective against all types of air pollution. Also against viruses;
              • they are 30% to 40% more efficient than air cleaners with mixed ventilation (all other air cleaners).

              Are you looking for a good air purifier with air displacement and UV-C filter? Then the EDC650UV-C is an excellent choice.

              Do you need advice or more information about UV light and ventilation?

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                Air purifier with UV-C lamp, does it really work?

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                UV-C air purifier against corona: does it work?

                Demand for air purifiers with an UV-C lamp has skyrocketed since the corona crisis and for good reason: more and more researchers claim that UV-C light makes the corona virus harmless. We would love to protect ourselves from this invisible enemy but … what of this is true? Is it advisable to use a UV-C air purifier? Read more about it here.

                UV in combination with an air purifier

                A built-in UV-C lamp is the most common way to apply UV-C light for air purifiers. An air purifier with a UV-C filter / lamp makes microorganisms (viruses, bacteria and fungi) harmless before they enter the filter. In the filter, the already deactivated microorganisms are permanently removed from the air. The UV-C air purifier then releases healthy, clean air into the room. All in all, an Ultraviolet C light air purifier is an excellent investment to reduce the risk of corona contamination in your room.

                Research shows convincing effect of UV-C against corona

                Ultraviolet C light effectively eliminates the coronavirus. This is the conclusion of researchers from Boston University in collaboration with Signify (formerly Philips). The study shows the following: if you illuminate infected material with UV-C light, this ensures that the object is 99.9999% virus-free after 25 seconds (source).

                What is the best air purifier with a UV-C lamp?

                Are you looking for a good UV-C air purifier against corona? In that case the EDC650 with UV-C lamp is the best choice. This powerhouse uses a unique air circulation and filter technique. As a result, the EDC650 UV-C delivers absolute top performance in the field of air cleaning. Research shows: the technology of the EDC650 UV-C removes air pollution, including viruses and bacteria, with an effectiveness of 99.99%.

                UV-C disinfection: how does it work?

                UVC light deactivates viruses, fungi and bacteria. The light does this by breaking the DNA connections in the cell. The microorganism can therefore no longer multiply. Because of this, UV-C technology is an excellent way to fight viruses and other microorganisms.

                What is UV-C light exactly?

                UV-C light is ultraviolet radiation with a short wavelength. It’s a very clean technology since it uses no chemicals. UV-C radiation is extremely suitable for microbiological disinfection because it makes viruses, bacteria and fungi harmless. For this reason UV-C light is often used to disinfect water, surfaces and air. UV-C light can therefore also be used for air purifiers: the UV-C air purifier. Unlike UV-C, UV-A and UV-B are not suitable for microbiological disinfection.

                Ultraviolet C light is broken down by ozone in space

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                  Air purifier in a fitness center, does it help against corona?

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                  Air purifier in a fitness center against the spread of corona

                  These are tense times for the fitness industry. After a months-long corona closure, the doors may open again. For now it is important that a fitness center is clean and hygienic. So that everyone can use the fitness equipment carefree again. A very important part of keeping the area clean and hygienic is the air quality. Research by the TU in Eindhoven makes this very clear. So buying an air purifier is an important consideration for many fitness centers. Is air purification actually effective against corona in the fitness industry? We’ll tell you all about it here!

                  Researchers are convinced of the use of good ventilation

                  Due to the corona virus, a lot of attention is being paid to ventilation. Especially now that research has shown that good ventilation quickly removes infectious droplets from the air in contrast to poor ventilation. With poor ventilation, drops will linger 18 times (!) longer. The German chief virologist Christian Drosten argues that “in some circumstances good ventilation may even be more effective against the coronavirus than washing hands.” So would an air purifier in a fitness center be the solution?

                  Poor ventilation in fitness areas

                  A dirty and outdated ventilation system is often the culprit of poor air quality within a sports center. In this situation, the indoor air hardly circulates and (contagious) droplets remain in the air for a long time. In addition, poor ventilation also causes physical complaints. For example, headaches, respiratory complaints and irritation to the eyes and skin.

                  Air pollution also comes from outside. Gyms in busy cities or along highways, fine dust and exhaust fumes get in through the window or through the ventilation system in which filters are often not dense/fine-meshed enough.

                  Optimizing the air quality in your gym

                  Using a good air purifier is the best way to ventilate your gym. You got that right! But a good one of course, because not all air purifiers on the market can remove virus particles and circulate the air properly.

                  A good air purifier keeps your gym clean and healthy. They do this by filtering and removing polluted air with the help of a fine-mesh filter.

                  Air purifier in a fitness center, which one is the best?

                  We recommend purchasing an air purifier with air displacement technology. These air purifiers use a unique air circulation and filter technique. They are designed to optimize air circulation and air quality.

                  They remove viruses, bacteria and other forms of air pollution from the air with an effectiveness of 99.99% (!). An air purifier with air displacement also removes the corona virus from the air of your fitness center (source). Plus, it’s about 30% to 40% more cost-effective than air purifiers with mixed ventilation.

                  An example of a good fitness center air purifier is the EDC650 UV-C. It is perfect for large fitness halls and fits well in the room with its sleek design. Read more information about the EDC650 UV-C.

                  EDC650 fine dust air purifier

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                    What is fine dust? How harmful is it?

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                    What is fine dust? How harmful is it to you?

                    You have probably heard something about fine dust(or particulate matter) in the news. However, what many people only know about fine dust is that it’s “a type of” air pollution and it’s unhealthy. But what exactly is fine dust? And what are the causes? Read more about it here. We’ll also give you information about how to protect yourself from these invisible dust particles.

                    What is fine dust exactly?

                    The definition of fine dust cannot be described unambiguously. The RIVM (more info) compares it to a “kind of junk box containing materials of different sizes and chemical compositions”.

                    Fine dust is really just a whole collection of very small particles in the air. When physically described, we talk about the size of the dust particles and the amount of m³ particles in the air that we breathe in. The dimensions that are generally used are PM10, PM2.5, PM1 and PM0.1. These particles are not visible to the naked eye.

                    PM comes from the English word particulate matter: a literal translation of fine dust. To get an impression of how small these different fine dust particles can be, it’s good to realize that the size of a human hair is PM70. The diameter of the largest fine dust particles found in the air are therefore already 7 times smaller compared to the size of a hair. This should give a good idea of how small particulate matter is.

                    You can also chemically define particulate matter. In that case we look at which components the particles in the air consist of. Components of fine dust include heavy metals (arsenic, lead, nickel), water, carbon, salts, acids and a wide variety of organic substances, often the result of incomplete combustion processes (e.g. exhaust fumes from road traffic, airplanes landing and taking off etc).

                    What are the causes of fine dust?

                    Fine dust can have a natural origin as well as that it is caused by human actions. Natural processes that cause dust in the air are forest fires, volcanic eruptions, the splashing of seawater and soil matter being taken by the wind (for instance the sand from the Sahara).

                    80% is caused by humans

                    Fine dust in the air often occurs as a direct cause of human actions. For example, approximately 80% of the concentration of fine dust particles in the air is caused by humans.

                    Traffic and transport come first, which is the largest emitter. Here exhaust fumes are given off from cars, freight traffic, airplanes and (large) ships. Not far behind is the industrial sector. Not only factories, but also refineries and power stations make a significant contribution to the fine dust problem. In addition, the agricultural sector also plays a serious role: no less than 90% of the emissions of ammonia, for example, are caused by agriculture.

                    A factor that has recently been receiving more and more attention is households themselves. We have a number of serious fine dust pollutants in our houses. Think about cleaning products, body care sprays, cooking, pets and wood stoves.

                    How harmful is it to my health?

                    The WHO (World Health Organization) speaks of 7 million deaths a year worldwide from exposure to fine dust. Figures like this do not reassure you. But it’s important to put them in perspective. How bad is the fine dust problem in the Netherlands? And where does it come from? An interesting comparison is that in the Netherlands approximately 600 people die in traffic and 800 people die from a short-term peak exposure to fine dust every year.

                    We learn more about the effects of fine dust everyday. In fact it’s all based on size: the smaller the particles, the more harmful. For example, particles of PM0.1 enter your bloodstream directly. The Dutch live about a year shorter due to the exposure to fine dust. Scientific research has shown that there is a connection between the exposure to fine dust and the following diseases and conditions: cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases (asthma, COPD), cancer and Alzheimer’s. Read more about air purifiers for asthma.

                    Anyone can get complaints

                    Some people are more likely to suffer from fine dust health problems than others. Children, the elderly and people with respiratory diseases are especially vulnerable. But you can also get complaints if you don’t belong to one of these groups. Think of people who are frequently exposed to exhaust fumes, like office workers along a highway. Even if you live close to Schiphol you can suffer from fine dust health problems. In fact, researchers from the RIVM have established that healthy adults in that region, experience short-term decreases in lung and heart function at times when there is a high concentration of ultrafine dust particles in the air (source).

                    What can you do against fine dust?

                    The smaller the particles, the deeper they can penetrate our body. And the deeper the particles, the more harmful they will be. What can you do about this? The answer: pay more attention to the air quality in your working and living environment.

                    The first step is to measure the amount of fine dust in the air. This is possible with a fine dust meter. The device accurately indicates the air quality level of your indoor space. After you’ve done this, you can take the right action and clean the air. The best way to do that is with a good air purifier. The air purifiers from Extreme Air Products help to keep the PM concentration in your work or living environment to a minimum.

                    Do you need advice or more information?

                    According to the Dutch Lung Fund (Longfonds), the air quality in 1 in 7 houses is insufficient due to fine dust. By measuring fine dust you gain insight into the air quality in your environment. You can also determine the effectiveness of your air purifier. View our product page about the particulate matter meter or read more about the fine dust meter in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like some free advice? Call +31 20 6464028. Or go directly to our range of fine dust meters:

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