Every breath you take
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is getting worse.
As a result of better building insulation, the exchange between old and fresh air from the outside has been dramatically reduced, increasing the concentration of pollutants inside. And today, people spend more of their time indoors.
A risk to human health
- Airborne dust and dirt frequently trigger nose, sinus and lower airway problems, including asthma and other breathing concerns.
- Moulds and fungi in the indoor air can adversely affect people’s well-being.
- Indoor Air Pollution is widely recognized as an environmental risk to human health. Pollutants, and the products of their interaction, may cause allergies and other effects on the immune system.
Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) is made of a complex mixture of fibres, particles, radon, microbiological agents, allergens, tobacco smoke and other combustion products. There are also formaldehyde and VOC’s, such as aceton, benzene, toluene, cyclohexane, n-hexane, styrene, chlorinated and other solvents that are emitted by indoor building materials such as paints, stains and adhesives, or furniture and other design and fashion articles.
By making informed choices, people can reduce the risks of Indoor Air Pollution.
Carpet actually traps the dust so that fewer dust particles float in the air.
- VOC emissions from carpet are extremely low. All the members of GUT, the Association of the European Carpet Industry for Health and Environment, have considerably reduced the VOC’s in their carpets, going beyond the most stringent standards, such as the German AgBB.