Air pollution and children, explanation and risks

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Air pollution and children, explanations and risks

Everyone believes that children should grow up healthy. It is therefore logical that people are concerned about air pollution in children. After all, this has consequences for their physical, mental and social development. With the child’s respiratory system at the forefront. Our sons and daughters are much more sensitive to polluted air than adults. Naturally, you want to avoid lung disease in your child at all costs. Even before birth, air quality matters. We delve into the science to find out what the exact impact of clean air is. We make a clear explanation about air pollution and children. And can air purification help children?

 

Air pollution and children, is it more harmful?

Air pollution is harmful to everyone. After all, you breathe it all day long. Yet children are extra sensitive. This has several causes. For one thing, children are still developing. As a result, their defences against pollution are not yet as effective as those of adults. Air pollution in children therefore causes more damage. This development comes with another problem. Air pollution not only damages the cells that are already there, but also the growth process. The body uses many chemical signals to control growth. Air pollution disturbs this process. As a result, the lungs do not develop as well as they should and this causes persistent problems years later. In some cases, air purification can help children.

In addition to these causes, there is another important point that makes children especially sensitive to air pollution: They simply use more air! Children are growing fast and this takes a lot of energy. As a result, they need more oxygen than adults. The lifestyle of children is also much more active. They play outside more often, run around with friends or let off steam on the trampoline. As a result, children are physically active for more than 2 hours a day on average, compared to only 24 minutes for adults. Because of these two reasons, children breathe relatively a lot more. The same air pollution is therefore considerably more harmful for children than for an adult. Lung disease in your child is then suddenly more likely.

 

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Development of the lungs

It will come as no surprise that the various forms of air pollution hit the lungs hardest. After all, this is where it lands first. This increases your child’s chances of developing lung disease. Especially long-term exposure has been shown to reduce the growth of lung capacity. Damage to a child’s lungs not only reduces its current lung capacity. Air pollution in children also affects the ability of the lungs to grow. Short-term exposure soon has negative effects. That is why air cleaning for children can offer a solution. Children who grow up in a high-pollution environment are also more likely to develop asthma. Air pollution in children also causes them to suffer more from asthma.

 

Mental development

Air pollution in children is not only bad for the lungs. It is also harmful to the development of the brain. For example, research has been carried out into the impact of pollution on schoolchildren. This shows that the annual growth in cognitive skills is no less than 50% higher if the air is not polluted! Children’s intelligence and attention span also decrease when there is a lot of air pollution. Now, it is not the case that a child’s development is immediately halted if he or she is exposed to a polluted environment. But long-term exposure does have an impact. One way of minimising this impact is to use air purification.

 

Explanation: Does air pollution in children cause autism?

Autism is a complex disorder of which we do not know the exact cause. Yet it is quite possible that air pollution plays a role. Several studies seem to find a correlation between air pollution in children and the development of autism. In a recent review of various studies, scientists conclude that a link between the two is likely. Air pollution would have a particular effect during pregnancy and the child’s first year. However, these studies are still at the beginning. So it is still too early to draw any firm conclusions. However, the first signs point firmly in the wrong direction. How great these effects are and whether air pollution is equally harmful at each stage of development remain to be seen.

 

Why the severity of air pollution in children is increasing

Children’s days today look different than they used to. Although most children still find exercise and playing outside very fun and important, they are also spending more time behind a screen. Even before the corona period, children were spending 4 hours a day behind a screen. In the past three years, this has increased significantly. This means that children spend a lot more time indoors than they used to. It will not surprise most people that the indoor air is much more polluted than the outdoor air. This is because all the pollution from the outside air, such as fine dust, comes in through the open window or door. Indoor air pollution from cooking or the open fire is added to this. Keeping air pollution for children at home within limits is therefore essential. Air cleaning keeps the room clean for children.

 

How to stop air pollution in children, an explanation

With all these negative effects, it is logical that you want to protect your offspring with clean air. Air pollution can be prevented in various ways. Encouraging them to play outside more often and switching on the fireplace less often already helps. Yet it is unlikely that this is enough. Much air pollution comes from outside through traffic and industry. Indoors, too, it is not so easy to solve. Cooking causes the most pollution. And you don’t just stop doing that. So air pollution for children comes from many places. An air purifier helps to keep the air clean indoors. So:

  • Play more outside. Although there is also air pollution outside, it is already less than inside. So enjoy playing football!
  • Use the fireplace less. A nice wood-burning stove is always cosy and doesn’t need to go. But it is very bad for the air quality. So try to limit this.
  • Turn on the extractor fan when cooking. The most polluting indoor activity is cooking. Stopping it is not practical, but by always having the extractor on, you already remove a large proportion of fine dust.
  • Use an air cleaner. Perhaps the most important tip. With an air cleaner you actually remove pollution from the air. This is how you create a clean environment

 

An air cleaner, does it help?

An air cleaner removes pollution from the air through very fine filters. This leaves the pollution behind and the device blows clean air into the room. A nice air cleaner for the home is, for example, the EA30. With its large capacity and quiet operation, it is very suitable for living rooms and larger bedrooms. Its smaller brother, the EA15, is also very suitable for the smaller bedroom. This way, you keep air pollution and children separated!

 

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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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    What is the ultrafine dust standard in the Netherlands?

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    What is the ultrafine dust standard in the Netherlands?

    People are becoming more aware of how dangerous ultrafine dust particles are for your health. It’s like an assassin that makes many people sick who live and work in busy areas with a lot of industry, highways and traffic. Ultrafine dust increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart problems and lung cancer. This is shown by ultrafine dust research by the Health Council. You can read about the research in this blog.

    With a PM meter (fine dust meter) you can measure how much fine dust is in the air. However, you may ask yourself from what concentration ultrafine dust particles are dangerous to your health and whether a fine dust standard or an ultrafine dust standard has been drawn up in the Netherlands. We did some investigating on these matters.

    What is the difference between fine dust and ultrafine dust?

    We include all particles in the air smaller than 10 micrometers (10 µm) as fine dust. When we measure fine dust, it’s often abbreviated to PM(particulate matter aka fine dust). The two main sizes are PM10 and PM2.5. PM10 has a size of up to 10 µm and PM2.5 has a size of up to 2.5 µm.

    Particles smaller than 0.1 µm are referred to as ultrafine particles. Ultrafine dust particles are the most dangerous to our health. When inhaled, these tiny particles penetrate the lungs and are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.

    Is there an official ultrafine dust standard?

    No official standards have been drawn up for ultrafine dust yet. In September 2019, the Dutch Cabinet urged the Health Council to investigate and draw up an ultrafine dust standard. Because around 11,000 people in the Netherlands die prematurely each year as a result of exposure to (ultra)fine dust. However, it’s still not clear when the investigation will officially start or end.

    However, a fine dust standard has been drawn up for PM10 and PM2.5. The RIVM has determined that 40 µg / m³ is the annual average limit value for PM10. For PM2.5 this is 20 µg / m3.

    Is it possible to measure ultrafine dust?

    According to RIVM, measuring extremely small particles is very difficult because it’s hard to detect a particle with a size of a few nanometers. A so-called Condensation Particle Counter can measure ultrafine dust particles, but they are a bit out of reach for the average consumer since the devices cost several thousand euros.

    A more affordable option is using a fine dust meter. You can measure fine dust particles PM2.5 and PM10 with it. When the concentrations of these values exceed the norm, you can assume that the concentration of ultrafine dust is also unhealthy.

    Investigations into the measurement of ultrafine dust

    As you know, all dust particles below 0.1 micron are ultrafine dust particles. Ultrafine dust particles are measured by scientists in nanometers. 0.1 micrometers is 100 nanometers. So all particles below 100 nanometers (nm) are considered ultrafine dust particles.

    There are some studies that have measured ultrafine dust concentrations in cities. Such as a study from the National Technical University of Athens. Between 2003 and 2004, they measured the ultrafine dust concentration at various locations in Athens. The highest outdoor measurements were found in the air at two schools, both of which were located and affected by a busy road. In the first school, 36,900 ultrafine dust particles per cm3 in the air were detected and in the second school 38800 ultrafine dust particles per cm3. According to the ultrafine dust research, the results provide insight into the concentration level to which children can be exposed.

    The morning rush hour is the most unhealthy time of the day

    The University of Helsinki studied the air quality in their city between 1999 and 2003. The research team concluded that the air in the city is dirtier in winter than in summer. The highest concentrations of ultrafine dust were detected during busy traffic hours. The average peak concentration during the morning rush hour was no less than 40,000 per cm3 in the city. Most of the traffic-induced ultrafine dust particles were smaller than 50 nm. Particles below 10 nm were also detected. In their research, the Finns warn about the health effects of such small particles.

    A more recent study from Environment International in 2014 examined the ultrafine dust levels along the road in 42 different cities. The farther from a road was measured, the less ultrafine dust particles in the air were detected. The highest concentration of ultrafine dust particles was measured in a busy car tunnel. The research shows that the air along a road in a European city contains an average of 16,000 to 31,500 ultrafine dust particles per cm3.

    Source chart: Ultrafine dust research

    Environment International’s research made a chart with the average measured ultrafine dust particles (3 to 25 nm) per cm3 in different cities. PNC means particle numbers count, in other words: how many ultrafine dust particles have been counted. The chart shows that along the roads in Amsterdam there are on average around 3000 ultrafine dust particles per cm3. This is a high figure compared to the average European city. We can therefore assume that Amsterdam is relatively unhealthy in the field of ultrafine dust particles.

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    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 can gain insight into the air quality of your environment. You also determine the effectiveness of your air purifier. View our product page about the fine dust 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 personal advice? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of fine dust meters:

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      Fine dust map: Europe and the Netherlands

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      Fine dust map of Europe and the Netherlands

      The fine dust map shows you where in the world this form of pollution occurs most. Long-term exposure to fine dust is potentially deadly. Even in low concentrations there is a great health risk. In this blog, we’ll give you the current status of fine dust in Europe and fine dust in the Netherlands. With the help of a fine dust map, the density per place is displayed and evaluated. Where is this form of air pollution most common?

      Fine dust map Europe

      As an annual limit value, the European standard for fine dust PM2.5 is about 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air. But the standard set by the WHO is only 10 micrograms per cubic meter. According to researchers at Utrecht University, a large part of the European population is exposed to this high concentration. A group of researchers from 13 European countries reached this conclusion after studying 22 existing studies. The researchers are concerned that the risk of premature death also remains above the European standard.

      The image below shows the concentration of fine dust in Europe. The fine dust map of Europe shows that the concentration in Western Europe is one of the highest on the continent. This can be explained by the fact that many combustion processes take place in this area. Especially in traffic and industry. The fine dust map also shows that Scandinavia relatively scores the best in terms of air quality.

      The fine dust map of Europe shows that the areas in red and orange are the most exposed.

      Fine dust map of the Netherlands

      What about fine dust in the Netherlands in 2019? The fine dust map of the Netherlands shows that the highest concentration occurs around the Randstad and North Brabant. The causes of this are busy highways, large-scale industries and a high population density. In addition, the presence of airports (such as Schiphol) and shipping ports also increase the amount of fine dust in the air.

      The research shows that the risk of a person dying from fine dust increases 7 percent per increase of 5 mcg / m3. “That is the difference between a busy street in the city and a place without the influence of traffic,” says researcher Rob Beelen in the NOS news.

      Do you live in the Randstad, North Brabant or close to a busy highway? Then there is a chance that you live in an area with a lot of air pollution. A solution for this is to use an air purifier. For more information and advice you can consult the fine dust air purifier page.

      The fine dust map below (source: RIVM) clearly shows which areas in the Netherlands are most polluted.

      Fine dust map of the Netherlands: do you want to live somewhere with little air pollution? In that case the best place to be is the Wadden Islands.

      Fine dust in the largest Dutch cities

      What about pollution in large cities such as Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam? In Amsterdam air pollution is still a major problem. The main causes of this are road traffic and the proximity of Schiphol. Rotterdam and The Hague are also affected by air pollution, mainly due to the industry. According to RIVM researcher Paul Fischer, air pollution is not only a major problem in the large cities, but throughout the Netherlands. “In the Netherlands we are dealing with a so-called blanket of air pollution. Especially when it comes to fine dust.”

      The question is: how can we improve the air quality in the Netherlands? The Health Council advocates a thorough approach to diesel vehicles and ammonia emissions from livestock farming. According to the Health Council, these measures yield the most health benefits for the entire Dutch population.

      Would you like to measure the fine dust concentration in your surroundings yourself?

      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 of your environment. You can also determine the effectiveness of your air purifier. Take a look at our product page about the fine dust 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 personal advice? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of fine dust meters:

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        Remove fine dust with 4 effective tips

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        Remove fine dust with four effective tips | Get rid of dust particles quickly

        Fine dust is harmful to health. It causes a lot of trouble. This includes potential absenteeism due to illness, but also health complaints. Many people think that the air quality outside is worse than inside. That is a misconception. The EPA has conducted an investigation. This shows that the quality of the indoor air is two to five times worse than the quality of the outdoor air. This is mainly due to lots of chemicals in the air.

        In this article you can read why fine dust removal is necessary at home, how you do this and how you can measure it.

        What are the health risks of fine dust in your home?

        Fine dust particles penetrate deep into the lungs of humans. People are particularly at risk in large cities. Every year, a maximum of 3000 Dutch people die from the effects of (ultra) fine dust. So it’s very important to protect yourself from the risks. Fine dust causes various serious complaints, such as:

        • heart and vascular disease
        • high blood pressure
        • breathing problems
        • various allergies
        • increased risk of lung cancer

        Fortunately, you can protect yourself by removing fine dust from your environment. Below you can read four effective tips that really work.

        Tip 1: Remove fine dust by using an air purifier

        This is perhaps the best and fastest way to remove ultra-fine dust. An air purifier ensures that the most harmful substances and particles are removed from the air in your environment. Extreme Air Products offers the EA15, a beautiful air purifier that also has the option to be mounted on the wall. The advantage of this air purifier is that it’s quiet and energy-friendly. So if you are looking for a quick solution for removing fine dust, then using an air purifier is a good option. Experiences of our previous clients also prove this to be true.

        The EA15 is a good choice for removing fine dust from the air

        Tip 2: Always leave the extractor hood on while cooking

        Inspection by the TNO research institute shows that fine dust particles occur in big concentrations, especially when roasting meat and stir-frying vegetables. Research from the World Health Organization (WHO) even concludes that when one fries a hamburger, the amount of dust particles rises to 67 times the permitted standard. A good way to deal with ultrafine dust during cooking is to always switch on the extractor hood. It’s also recommended to leave the extractor on for 20 minutes after cooking. If you don’t have an extractor hood, you can open the window in the kitchen. However, this will remove relatively less harmful dust particles such as fine dust than using an extractor hood. So, if you don’t have an extractor hood yet, it is highly recommended to buy one.

        Roasting or stir-frying meat is a major emitter of dust particles (Source: Unsplash)

        Tip 3: Remove fine dust by replacing your wood-burning stove

        Wood burning is also a prominent source of ultra-fine dust. A fire pit emits a lot of harmful dust particles. According to the website stookwijzer.nu, such a stove emits just as much fine dust as a truck journey of 3,000 kilometers. To avoid this enormous risk of pollution, consider purchasing a pellet stove. This can result in significant savings in emissions. According to the Energy Research Center of the Netherlands (ECM), the PM10 emissions per kilo of fuel are between 6 and 40 grams. That while pellet stoves emit 1 or 2 grams of PM10 per kilo.

        Tip 4: Stop smoking indoors

        Removing fine dust is also possible by quitting smoking indoors. It should come as no surprise that cigarette smoke does not improve air quality. Cigarette smoke contains all kinds of dangerous chemicals, including fine dust. These chemicals cause various health problems. Lung cancer is an example of this. If you or your roommate smokes, consider smoking outside. This way you keep the indoor air clean and you also get a breath of fresh air.

        Bonus tip: measure whether the taken measures are working

        In this case, I think we can all agree to this: “Measurement is the key to knowledge.” This still applies if you take all of the measures to remove fine dust we spoke of before. With a fine dust meter you know exactly how many fine dust particles are present in the air and whether the air quality in your home is healthy.

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        With our tailor-made solutions, we can effectively remove all harmful substances such as fine dust. Take a look at our product page with air purifiers or read more about the air purifier in our extensive advice. Do you have any further questions or would you like some free personal advice? Call +31 20 6464028 or go directly to our range of air purifiers:

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          What is the best air purifier? Buying guide and advice

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          What is the best air purifier to buy in your situation? (Update 2022)

          Do you want to buy the best air purifier? Then are the air purifiers from Extreme Air Products the best choice for problems with smoke, viruses, odor and fine dust. Read information from the British Lung Foundation about the harmful consequences of poor air quality. We offer sustainable air cleaners that are used for both smoking rooms and large and small rooms. Our products are patented and are produced in the Netherlands and Sweden.

          Buying an air purifier is an excellent investment

          Buying an air purifier means clean, healthy indoor air. That is the main reason for buying one. Your home and office is a source of pollution and often unhealthier than outside air (source). This is mainly due to the fact that ventilation systems filter virtually nothing. This allows dust, pesticides, exhaust gases and other types of air pollution to enter.

          By buying and using an air purifier, you remove all air pollution and ensure yourself of the cleanest indoor air. It gives the feeling that you live or work in air as healthy as the Finnish outdoors.

          How does an air purifier work?

          An air purifier uses a filter to purify the air. Different types of filters are available on the market. Good air purifiers work with a HEPA filter. These filters with an effectiveness of 99.99% remove all impurities from the air (fine dust, allergens, pollen, etc.). It is therefore best to buy an air purifier with a HEPA filter.

          View below in our review which air purifier is most suitable for your situation.

          For in your smoking room or smoking cabin

          The EAS1300 is the best buy for smoking areas. This extremely powerful air purifier works through a unique and patented combination of air displacement and filtration. A test by the TNO Dutch research agency shows that the air purifier reduces harmful substances by as much as 99%. The EAS1300 has thus emerged as the best choice of professional air cleaners.

          Extreme Air Products provides customised solutions. Moreover, it offers a number of standard sizes in its range of smoking rooms. A room must always be ventilated in accordance with the Building Decree of your country. Because good ventilation in your smoking room is of great importance, sufficient oxygen is left in the room. However, this one-sided option is insufficient for the removal of smoke.

          The best air purifier for removing smoke is the EAS 1300. This requires minimal ventilation. That means no large fans, no drafts and a very limited energy consumption. So all in all a sustainable product in your smoking room! In conclusion, the sustainable air purifier EAS 1300 is not only good for the visitor to the room, but also for the environment and the saving on costs.

          EAS1300 Air Purifier

          For hospitality, cafe, restaurants, clubs

          View below what the best air purifier is for your situation.The EA500 professional air cleaner is ideal for catering and clubs. This air purifier is an effective ceiling cleaner with an enormous amount of power. Fast and powerful techniques such as mixed ventilation and the Ultra-Pleat filter technology ensure efficient air purification.

          View below which air purifier is most suitable for your situation.The Ultra-Pleat filter removes even the smallest particles from the polluted air. It is a filter technique with an enormous storage capacity. This makes the filter last longer than usual. The air that needs to be cleaned passes through no fewer than three filter layers. The prefilter removes the larger particles. For example, hair and coarse dust from clothing and carpet. The Ultra-Pleat filter removes small particles. Such as smoke, microorganisms and particulate matter. Tests have shown that the Ultra-Pleat even collects particles of 0.01 microns. The third filter is an active carbon filter and removes unpleasant odors.

          EA500 air purifier

          Best purifier against fine dust and for professional areas

          The EDC650 air purifier is the best buy for professional areas such as large offices, schools and gyms. This brand new air purifier uses a unique circulation and filter technology. TNO tested this technology and concluded the following: the EDC650 is incomparably effective against fine dust: 99.99% (!) of all fine dust particles in the test room were eliminated.

          Furthermore, the purifier is considered as very quiet. The decibel level is between an agreeable 27 and 49 dB depending on the air speed. The EDC650 also has a maximum air capacity of 650 m³ per hour. The fine dust purifier is also very energy efficient. On average use, it only uses 45W.

          EDC650 fine dust air purifier

          Buying the best air purifier for at home

          The EA15 is the smaller sister of the EA30 air cleaner. It is suitable for small rooms such as a bedroom. Did you know that indoor air is often more polluted at home than outside? Even printing can cause dangerous particulate matter in the air. Don’t surprise yourself and ensure optimum air quality at home. The silent air cleaner EA15 offers a fine solution with low consumption. The small air cleaner can even be mounted on the wall and is therefore no obstacle in your room.

          EA15 air purifier

          Best air purifier buy for patient & hotel rooms

          The EA30 air purifier is the best buy for patient rooms, hotel rooms and the office. The advantage of the EA30 is that this super effective and low-noise system can make your room dust-free. The EA30 is a small, very quiet and energy-efficient air cleaner. The EA30 even has the lowest energy consumption of all air purifiers.

          In addition, the EA30 uses an active ION HEPA filter. This filter tackles and removes the smallest microbes. An example of this is ultra-fine dust. Optionally, an active carbon filter is also available. In conclusion, this small air purifier is perfect for patient rooms, hotel rooms or for your home if you are looking for a powerful solution.

          ea30

          Best air purifier against viruses

          The EA90 is designed to keep the air in large and demanding areas free from viruses and other air pollution. This powerhouse does this with the help of ionisation in front of the filter and effective cleaning in the filter. The EA90 uses an AIH (Active-Ion-HEPA) filter. This filter is a refinement of the commonly used HEPA filter. It removes air pollution such as viruses, bacteria, pollen and exhaust gases with an effectiveness of 99.98%.

          EA90 air purifier

          Do you want free advice or a free quotation?

          In summary, you would like an improvement in air quality at your home or in your organisation. Then you have come to the right place. Since we can offer tailor-made solutions. These solutions can remove all harmful substances. We distinguish ourselves through our many years of experience. As well as our extensive service options. With our expertise we ensure that indoor quality is no longer a concern for you.

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              What we can do to fight fine dust, ozone and air pollution indoors

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              The Dangers of Fine Dust, Ozone, Smog and Air Pollution

              Why smog, ozone and air pollution is bad for your health and what you can do to protect yourself.

              According to The New York Times, air pollution due to fine dust, ozone and smog have a much bigger influence on our daily lives than initially expected apart from various health issues that come along with polluted air. Some of these health issues are for instance:

              • irritated respiratory systems
              • reduced lung functions
              • increased chance of asthma
              • increased risk of cancer

              Currently, many cities in China are suffering ozone and smog levels that are far higher than usually bearable for a human being, but also for mother nature. As stated in this article: In Anyang, Henan Province, the air quality index read 999 at 3 p.m. (which is three times as worse than in Beijing and so the top of the scale). In Handan, in Hebei Province, it wasn’t much better, here the air quality index read 822. And in the same province, the city of Shijiazhuang(a bit closer to Beijing) they registered 460.

              By United States standards, anything above 300 is “hazardous,” meaning people should stay indoors. In the year 1999, the United States Environmental Protection Agency already warned about the hazardous effects of smog and ozone!

              Apart from the negative health influences, further disruptions to our daily life and economic losses can be expected. It appears that Beijing’s mayor and his colleagues took the extraordinary step of issuing a red alert, which took effect Tuesday, as a rejoinder to widespread criticism of their inaction during the last bout of severe smog. “That occurred as Chinese leaders were arriving in Paris for the start of climate change talks on Nov. 30, and global news reports and photographs of the bad air were an embarrassment for officials”, Mr. Wang said.

              Fine Dust & Air Pollution: What can be done to protect your Home and Work Space

              In times of increasingly polluted living areas and urban spaces, it’s essential to clean the air we live in; outside but especially inside! By this, we can make sure to reduce the levels of fine dust and other air pollution in our work spaces, offices and also at home.

              Probably contradictory to what most people might think, most of our exposure to environmental pollutants occurs by breathing the air indoors. Here, fine dust and pollution come from activities, products and materials we use every day. The air in our homes, schools and offices can be 2 to 5 times more polluted, and in some cases 100 times more polluted than outside!

              People Spend 90 Percent of Their Time Inside

              Therefore, indoor air quality is a significant concern, because when we add up the hours spent sleeping, working in our offices or at school, people spend on average the vast majority of their time indoors where they are repeatedly exposed to indoor air pollution and high levels of fine dust. Furthermore, it’s estimated that the average person receives 72 percent of their chemical exposure at home, which means that the very places most people consider the safest paradoxically exposes them to the greatest amounts of potentially very hazardous pollutants.

              At AXP we believe that proper air purification represents a great solution to manage dangerous air pollution and protect our health. The EAS1300 air purifier is a patented innovation with a unique combination of air displacement and filtration. The product has an extremely high capacity and takes care of all kinds of pollution you can imagine. Research by TNO (an independent Dutch research institute) has shown that exposure to damaging components decreases with 99% in spaces where the EAS1300 is used. Thus, the air purifier is developed for intensely polluted areas and gets the job done!

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