Air quality 101

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Air quality 101

  1. 1. AIR POLLUTION 101 The three types of Air Pollution are: - Particulate Matter- - Very small pieces of debris suspended in the air
  2. 2. AIR POLLUTION 101 The three types of Air Pollution are: - Bioburden- - The number of contaminating microbes on a surface
  3. 3. AIR POLLUTION 101 The three types of Air Pollution are: - V.O.C.s (volatile organic compounds) - Naturally occurring & manmade gases (health risk)
  4. 4. Why is 0.3 Micron Important? •Approximately 85% of particles in the air are .3 microns
  5. 5. Why is 0.3 Micron Important? •Approximately 85% of particles in the air are .3 microns •The tiny particles can transfer directly into the blood stream
  6. 6. Why is 0.3 Micron Important? •Approximately 85% of particles in the air are .3 microns •Particles this small can transfer directly into the blood stream •Very small particles can cause or trigger allergies & asthma
  7. 7. A Great Comparison! Think of AIR in comparison to WATER You have 3 ways to decide if water is safe to drink
  8. 8. A Great Comparison! Water  See- First: you look at it, examine the colour, particles etc.
  9. 9. A Great Comparison! Water  See- First: you look at it, examine the colour, particles etc. Water  Smell- Second, you smell it, when you lift the glass to your face
  10. 10. A Great Comparison! Water  See- First: you look at it, examine the colour, particles etc. Water  Smell- Second, you smell it, when you lift the glass to your face Water  Taste- Third, you taste it, and it either tastes good or bad
  11. 11. A Great Comparison! The best part about water, you can spit it out or not drink it at all! With air, you have no choice whether to consume it or not “You need it all the time”
  12. 12. A Great Comparison! It is extremely important to understand that: “the contaminants you don’t sense are often the most harmful”
  13. 13. A Great Comparison! i.e.. bacteria, chemicals, Lead, Mercury etc. • Indoor air can contain these same contaminants
  14. 14. A Great Comparison! •The indoor air often contains many others health concerns • Ground level Ozone •Pollens & bio matter, Dust Mite carcass/feces • Oxides & Formaldehydes • & at .3 microns, small enough to enter your blood stream
  15. 15. A Great Comparison! •A healthy diet says we should drink 8 glasses of water every day • We do breath over 5,300 gallons or 20,000 liters of air everyday!
  16. 16. A Great Comparison! •Your senses don’t always tell you when the air is dirty •Even when you know it is: “you still can’t choose not to breathe”!
  17. 17. What is HEPA? • H.E.P.A. – High Efficiency Particulate Air (Arrestance) • Standard of efficiency meaning 99.97% efficient @ 0.3 microns • Developed by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission in the 1950’s
  18. 18. Filtration • Amaircare HEPA filters offer 3 stages of filtration
  19. 19. Dirty Air In Clean Air out
  20. 20. • Portable Units • For rooms of all sizes
  21. 21. • If you want to know more about your indoor air quality, please call us at 3421 1585 • www.allergyease.com or www.kenlice.com 23

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