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The World Health Organisation has designed official air quality guidelines (IAQ – Indoor Air Quality) to offer a common standard for reducing the health impacts of air pollution worldwide. Air purification to WHO IAQ standards means a significant reduction in the levels of pathogens and toxic substances generated indoors (everything from building material fumes to cooking stove gases) as well as air from outdoors.
Air quality standards are set by each country to protect the public health of their citizens and are an important component of national risk management and environmental policies. National standards will vary according to the approach adopted for balancing health risks, technological feasibility, economic considerations and other political and social factors, which in turn will depend on the level of development and national capability in air quality management. Air purification to WHO IAQ standards varies in relation to each individual region in which the Organisation operates. For example, the guide published by the WHO’s Regional Office for Europe has extensive separate guidelines for biological pollutants, chemical pollutants, tobacco smoke and more.
Based on regular reviews of international medical and scientific evidence, a range of the most common indoor air pollutants has been identified. These include suspended particulates, toxic gases but also viruses, bacteria and mould. The guidelines stipulate the safe levels for these pollutants and Health and Environmental Ministries adopt these standards around the world.
At present and according to our knowledge, Oxyvital air quality systems are the only air purification technology in the market tested and proven to provide air purification to WHO IAQ standards.
All of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about our day-to-day lives. Driving in cars, flying in planes, engaging in recreational activities, and being exposed to environmental pollutants all pose varying degrees of risk. Some risks are unavoidable; some we choose to accept because to do otherwise would restrict our ability to lead our lives the way we want. And some are risks we might decide to avoid if we had the opportunity to make informed choices. Indoor air pollution is one risk that you can do something about.
In the last several years, a growing body of scientific evidence has indicated that the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Other research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. Thus, for many people, the risks to health may be greater due to exposure to air pollution indoors than outdoors.
Indoor air pollution is currently ranked as the 5th cause of ill health worldwide, however OECD air pollution will become the biggest ‘Global Killer’ by 2020. It has been linked to a host of serious health issues and diseases including lung cancer, birth defects, and male infertility to name a few.
We have indoor air quality systems and filters for Hong Kong offices and homes that can keep pollution to a minimum.
* Indoor Air Quality Standards as set out by World Health Organization