Air Quality

Air pollution matters

With 92% of the world’s population breathing air deemed unsafe by the World Health Organization*, air filters play a crucial role in protecting every one of us from the harmful effects of air pollution. And it’s a big job; one in nine deaths is now associated with poor air quality*. Read the information below to find out what you can do to protect building occupants or valuable assets from harmful particulate.

Typical contaminants

What pollutants are in the air around us? And what filter should you use to stop them causing damage? Our guide to the typical contaminants reveals the sizes of common contaminants and what filter you need.

Read our guide to typical contaminants

Clean air in buildings

Why provide clean air in your building?

We know. Buying air filters is not usually seen as an exciting, value-adding purchase like a new batch of computers or piece of machinery. Most businesses buy air filters because they have to. It is a routine purchase; replacing a worn-out part with a new one. And because of this, it is often a quick process with little analysis to work out if the existing filter system is delivering all it can do. It is usually a case of looking at what is currently installed, and replacing like for like.

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Seven statistics

Air pollution in seven statistics

It’s the greatest environmental challenge that we face, but what is the scale of the threat posed by air pollution? And what can you do to protect yourself and the people that use your building from toxic air quality? Our article examines seven statistics that reveal the true danger of air pollution and what you can do about it.

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Fit for history books?

Are your filters only fit for the history books?

The air around us has changed dramatically over the last 60 years. Thick smog has been replaced with a cocktail of finer pollutants that penetrate further into our bodies. And as this has happened, the impact on our health has worsened. Air filtration provides defense against this pollution, but some filters are unable to cope with the demands of today’s air.

Discover how air quality has changed and what that means for you

PM and your filter selection

What is PM? And why should it affect your filter selection?

You are likely to have come across the term ‘particulate matter’ or ‘PM’ in the news. It’s commonly used by scientists and commentators as an indicator to demonstrate the level of air pollution in a particular area. But what is particulate matter? And how should it affect your filter selection?

Read more about what PM is

Clean Air

Increasing air pollution is a growing concern for our health. Take a look at the video and get inspired in the sections Air Knowledge and Products, on how we can find a solution for clean air in your premises, together.

The indoors safety

Indoors might not be as safe as you think

We have all seen the headlines about the damage air pollution is doing to our bodies. And we take comfort that we can escape the toxic outdoor air by taking shelter indoors. The problem is that these inside spaces are often not as safe as we think.

Indoor air pollution is typically two to five times higher than that found outdoors. Responsible building owners and operators are recognizing this fact, and establishing processes to protect the people that spend time in their buildings. Find out what you can do in our article.

Read our article: Indoors – it might not be as safe as you think

Oil mist and PM1

Oil mist and PM1 - the real risk to employee health

Air pollution takes most of the headlines, but air quality is not just an outdoor issue. And it is not just an issue for public organizations either. Just as asbestos has caused problems retrospectively for employers, air pollution from other sources is now a key element in creating a safe working environment. And that is perhaps nowhere more important than in the production workshops of metalworking companies. The difficulty for metalworking companies is managing the oil mist risk while also contending with the pressures of lean manufacturing, shorter lead times and machine tools that are spinning faster and longer – all of which contribute to higher levels of industrial pollution.

But what is the nature of this industrial pollution? And what can manufacturers do to address it?

Learn more about oil mist, PM1 and the risk to employee health