Electrical professionals advised to help tackle poor indoor air quality


  Posted by: electime      14th March 2018

According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution is the single biggest environmental threat to human health. However, the government’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 fails to address the dangers of pollution that fills our homes and offices.

Specialist supplier, ElectricalDirect, says electrical professionals can take steps to help tackle the problem.

Indoor air quality in domestic and commercial properties is becoming an ever-growing concern amongst experts. In fact, it is thought that it is five times more polluted than the air outdoors.

In February the journal, Science, issued a new study revealing alarming levels of substances which emit potentially harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) – or toxins, irritants and allergens. They can be found in products such as paints, printing inks, cleaning products, textiles, toiletries and building materials.

Another study by BEAMA has previously shown that only 9% of 120 UK homes were found to have ‘normal’ levels of these compounds.

Other studies have shown that indoor air can contain over 900 chemicals, particles, and biological materials which can impact our health.

To help lower the risk to the British public – who spend about 90% of their time indoors – specialist supplier, ElectricalDirect, recommends that electrical professionals advise customers on installing adequate ventilation in the workplace and at home.

Products such as the Xpelair Axial Extractor Fan range provide a variety of options to combat poor indoor air quality for domestic settings and commercial properties such as pubs, restaurants and schools.

Wayne Lysaght-Mason, managing director of ElectricalDirect, said: “Poor indoor air quality is often caused by a lack of ventilation, but electrical professionals can help businesses and home owners to easily rectify the issue. I strongly recommend that all electrical professionals respond to this worrying research and talk to their customers about effective ventilation, which is becoming increasingly crucial to a healthy indoor environment.

“Installation is just the first step in reducing bad indoor air quality as it is critical that ventilation products and systems are regularly checked to ensure that they are still doing an effective job, as the use of a building changes over time.”

ElectricalDirect offers a range of Xpelair products designed to combat pollutants, condensation and mould to help improve air quality.

At ElectricalDirect, electricians can choose from a wide range of over 5,500 products, all of which are in stock ready for next day delivery, all over the UK.

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