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Take a Breath

Breathing air is essential for life. It is the very first thing we do when we are born. This is an instinct and naturally, we expect the air to be clean but we do not instinctively question the quality of the air that we breathe.

However, in recent years the scientific community and global media are increasingly reporting on the links between human health and poor air quality. Many national bodies and world organizations are addressing this problem. As the health and economic impacts become more apparent they endeavor to set new standards and raise awareness.

It is our responsibility to support these global initiatives that will allow you to Take a Breath with total confidence. Our mission with the Take a Breath campaign is to create interest, provide information and raise awareness about indoor and outdoor air pollution.

So Take a Breath and dive with us under the surface of “Air Quality.”

PM1: the smallest particles in the air

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

We all know that air pollution is bad for human health. A much less known fact is that new research indicates that the smallest particles in the air are the most dangerous.

Air quality Take a breath

Why do we need a deeper connection with the air we absolutely depend upon - indoor air quality

Created Thursday, September 2, 2021

Camfil is in the vanguard of a growing international movement to reduce the negative health effects of polluted air. As a leader in clean air solutions, we actively inform and educate customers, decision-makers, and the general public about threatening air pollutants and the tangible benefits of effective air filtration and high indoor air quality.

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People Matter 1st - understanding the effect of particulate matter

Created Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Two striking facts perfectly illustrate why we need to place air quality at the top of the environmental and human health agenda. First, the quality of the air we breathe has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing; globally, air pollution is the leading environmental cause of shortened life, contributing to the equivalent of 5% of all deaths worldwide. Second, each of us inhales more than 25 million particles with every breath we take; the more contaminants we ingest, the greater the chance of sickness and ill-health.

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SCHOOL LEARNS THE BENEFIT OF FRESH AIR

Created Tuesday, June 4, 2019

A Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis proved the Camfil Durafil filter operated at a 24% lower energy cost per year than the Viledon T-60. The Camfil product would save the customer $14 per filter per year versus the alternative.

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Hospitals & Healthcare: St. James Hospital Dublin

Created Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Case Study: St James Hospital Prevents Aspergillus. Healthcare facilities must maintain the highest levels of cleanliness to promote health and healing. Camfil provides air cleaners for these environments. St. James Hospitaal in Dublin used Camfil for Aspergillus prevention.

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Chris Ecob on ISO 16890

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

Chris Ecob, our IAQ expert, introduces the new ISO 16890 standard for testing and classification of air filters and offers interesting perspectives on the benefits for specifiers and users of filters.

Take a breath Standard and regulations

PM1 - The new focus to protect human health

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

Ambient air quality has improved considerably in the last few decades by a range of measures. However, there is convincing evidence that current levels of air pollution still pose a considerable risk to human health.

Take a breath Standard and regulations

Camfil Welcomes ISO 16890

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

This standard provides the first opportunity for global harmonisation as it proceeds to replace the two existing localised standards; ASHRAE 52.2 which is dominant in USA and EN779:2012 which is dominant in Europe.

Take a breath Standard and regulations

What is PM1?

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

Humans eat approximately 2 lbs. of food each day, drink about 4 lbs. of fluids per day and breathe more than 33 lbs. of air per day. We care about the food we eat and the water that we drink, but rarely do we consider the air we breathe. Find out more with our Take A Breath infographics.

Take a breath Standard and regulations

Air Pollution Public Awareness on the Rise

Created Monday, December 3, 2018

Air pollution is not a new problem. The London smog of 1952 killed an estimated 12,000 people, and in response to it, a Clean Air Act was passed in the UK to combat air pollution. View our infographic to learn more about the risks.

Air quality Take a breath

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