An Healthy Air

A healthy indoor environment is one in which the surroundings contribute to productivity, comfort, work productivity and a sense of health and well being with self esteem.
Failure to respond promptly and effectively to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) problems can have consequences such as:

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  • Increasing Health problems such as Allergies, Asthma, eczema, cough, eye irritation, headache, depressions and in some rare cases resulting in life-threatening conditions (e.g. legionnaire’s disease, carbon monoxide poisoning).
  • Reducing of productivity (Laziness) due to discomfort or increased absenteeism.
  • Accelerating deterioration of furnishings and equipments.

 

Sources of contaminated air are Indoors and Outdoor as following:
Indoor Air :
Air Conditioning system, smoking, cooking, body odor, cosmetic odors, cleaning materials airborne dust or dirt(e.g. circulated by sweeping and vacuuming ), emissions from furniture and office equipments (solvents, toners), Textured surfaces such as carpeting, curtains, pillows, bedcovers and other textiles etc…….
Out door Air :
Pollen, dust, Building construction dust and it’s dumpsters, fungal spores, industrial Pollutants, general vehicles exhaust, odors from dumpsters, cinemas, humidity, sudden change of weather etc………
Researches and studies for the last 20 years have found that 95% of people are exposed to 80% of the Indoor and Outdoor air contaminations mentioned above.
The results of the contaminated air on people are as following:
In GCC 30% of inhabitants are Asthma Sick, 24% of new born babies have Asthma as well with 80% of them are subjected to Allergies. 70% of inhabitants are suffering one of these diseases: Allergies, Breathing Difficulties, depressions and Headaches.

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Why we have such diseases?

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HVAC: Researches & Studies from USA, CANADA, UK, and AUSTRALLIA have shown that the best places grow for the Bacteria’s, Funguses, Germs, dust is in dark cold places and the main and most fertile places for such things are the Air conditioning Ducts. Also the A/C takes its 20% air from inside the room and 80% from outside which sums up with a total polluted unhealthy air even though there’s A/C filters but those filters are for some Odors and the big particles of dust which does not affect anyway the human body. And the same studies proved that even when the A/C switches between on and off in the room according to the temperature adjusted in the same room the change of such temperature affects the nerve system. And because of such pollution laziness, headaches, depressions and sick feels occurs which they call it ” SICK BUILDING SYNDROM”.
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Mites: beware of dust mites in the house. Research has shown that the fecal pellets of the mites are directly responsible for the ailments as varied as headaches, dizziness, coughing, sore throats, red eyes, nausea, chest pains and a host of allergies. You may not know it but the respiratory problems you are having can be directly linked to dust mites.
Most people do not believe their well insulated, air conditioned homes have a problem and they pride themselves on being dust free. The best of homes accumulate about 20kgs of dust every year and the average adult breathes about 15kg of air a day. When you clean or sweep or even vacuum your carpets you raise dust into air and in that invisible dust is the MITE, multiplying at the rate of 20 times every 24 hours. These dust clouds take as much as 18 hours to resettle at floor level. CARPETS, BEDDING, PILLOWS, MATTRESSES, TEXTILES and CURTAINS are fertile breeding grounds for DUST MITES and have been known to influence the onset of Asthma in people.
Dust Mites have a particular diet. They eat only the shedded flakes of human skin. And therefore flourish unseen. There is always food on hand. The Mite is a sightless, eight legged spider look alike not quite visible to the naked eye and therefore getting rid of it has been quite a problem.
According to research done at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation in Washington DC, as little as two 120micrograms of mite allergen is enough to set off allergies and when you think that a thimbleful of dust contains five million germs you get some idea of how dusty your clean house is.
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Dust: between 65 to 70% of the total dust in the air is taken into the lung which can cause irritation especially to asthma sufferers, said a leading environmental specialist. Hazy weather, building and construction sites are the main cause of dust generation.

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