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The slide show attached is from a webinar given by Airmid Healthgroup in particularly the team that run the health friendly air™ division. It is a broad overview of issues relating to optimising the indoor environment for health and well-being.
In addition to the health friendly air program airmid healthgroup regularly conducts major environmental field studies in homes throughout the USA and Europe as a key part in assessing the impact of a product or service on indoor air quality and health. These studies produce highly valuable data by quantifying the level of reduction in bio-aerosols achieved in a real world situation.
They provide the opportunity for a company to move up the value chain and establish a strong evidence based premium position over their competitors by focusing on health in the home.
The quality of indoor air has deteriorated as we increasingly seal up our homes for energy efficiency. The consequential effects on health are evidenced by the numbers of people suffering from asthma and allergies. In the USA alone, it is estimated by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America that almost 70% of homes have occupants who can be defined as sufferers. Any product or service which can be proven by established data to reduce allergen levels in the home will be of considerable interest and importance to a significant proportion of the population.
Particulates including allergen, bacteria and mold can be measured both in surface and airborne samples. Particle size in the breathing zone can also be assessed, which is of importance due to the risk associated with inhalation of small particles. A particle size of less than 10μm has been associated with adverse health effects and this is more pronounced at particle sizes less than 2.5μm. This is reinforced by the WHO and EPA stance on particle size. Sampling is carried out by our qualified occupational hygienists and all samples are processed and analysed at our accredited facilities.
We customise the studies to meet the requirements of the client, providing advice and sourcing the type and number of homes required in order to achieve high quality and meaningful statistical data on the efficacy of the product or service being studied.
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