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Vent-Axia Supports Clean Air Day 2018

  • 20 Jun 2018

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is supporting Clean Air Day, taking place on Thursday 21 June.

The day is co-ordinated by environmental charity Global Action Plan, with aims to promote awareness of the risks of air pollution and what everyone can do to improve their air quality and health.

Poor air quality is proven to have a detrimental impact on everyone’s health, increasing the risk of serious illnesses and making existing conditions, like respiratory disorders, worse.

The purpose of Clean Air Day is to further understanding of the risks and educate people on how to reduce air pollution and improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Previously, focus has been on outdoor air pollution but Clean Air Day aims to emphasise the devastating health impacts of poor IAQ as well.

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This ever-growing problem has been recognised in DEFRA’s new Clean Air Strategy, as well as recent research on Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) published in Science.

Professor Peter Howarth, University of Southampton, commented: “Indoor air can be more hazardous than outdoor air, particularly for children and the elderly.”

 65% of UK homes suffer from poor IAQ due to inadequate ventilation, which is having a significant negative impact on the health of people in their homes, as it contributes towards many serious health problems such as asthma, lung cancer, strokes and cardiovascular disease.

Jenny Smith (pictured), Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia, said: “We are pleased to support Clean Air Day as it continues to raise awareness of the importance of clean air, particularly indoor air quality, and how everyone can make changes to improve their IAQ and their health.”

“The initiative explains that the best way to manage poor IAQ is effective ventilation and at Vent-Axia we are committed to improving IAQ by designing ventilation products that meet the demands of increasingly airtight homes. We are also committed to sharing our knowledge of how ventilation can help protect public health.”

Clean Air Day gives suggestions for quick and easy ways to make positive changes in the home and to people’s lifestyle to improve IAQ; the first key step being to ventilate effectively.

However, ventilation experts warn opening windows should not be seen as an alternative to a properly installed ventilation system, something which is backed by Professor Hazim B. Awbi, University of Reading, who says that to avoid a serious and significant increase in asthma cases and other health conditions related to poor indoor air quality, homes must be adequately ventilated.

Vent-Axia has been working hard to provide ventilation solutions to improve IAQ for households; for new builds, Vent-Axia’s Sentinel Kinetic mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system has 94% heat recovery.

For private refurbishments, Vent-Axia’s Lo-Carbon Svara offers quiet, disturbance-free running, helping ensure good indoor air quality and comfort. Meanwhile the Lo-Carbon Revive has been designed specifically with social housing in mind, offering an effective continuous ventilation solution for residents.

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