Air filtration is one of the effective ways to combat potential risks such as airborne pathogens, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), dust pollution, etc. Since humans spend most of their time indoors, atmospheric particulate matter entering buildings through ventilation systems, coupled with indoor pollution sources, means that indoor air pollution may be higher than outdoor air pollution.
b. Nitrogen dioxide produced by road traffic or indoor gas stoves;
Sulfur dioxide from burning fossil fuels;
c. Ground-level ozone produced by the reaction of sunlight with pollutants in vehicle exhaust.
The pollutant that affects people the most is particulate matter, often abbreviated as PM and used as a measure of air pollution. While particles with a diameter of 10 microns or less (≤PM10) can penetrate and embed deep in the lungs, those with a diameter of 2.5 microns or less (≤PM2.5) are more harmful to health. These particles are very small, only 1/60th the diameter of a human hair.
PM2.5 can enter the blood system through the lung barrier. Long-term exposure to these particles may increase the risk of cardiovascular and respiratory disease, as well as lung cancer.
2.The harm of air pollutants to the human body
Air pollution can cause a variety of diseases in the human body, resulting in premature death. According to the World Health Organization, indoor and outdoor (ambient) air pollution caused approximately 7 million deaths globally in 2016.
Understanding the harm caused by vacancy pollution to the human body will help us avoid air pollution.
a. Lung hazards
Some breathing problems are often caused by inhaling air pollutants, and the health effects take years to fully manifest. Respirable particulate pollutants are mostly visible to the naked eye. This type of dust usually consists of heavier or larger particles that can eventually become trapped in the throat, mouth, nose and other airways, causing damage.
If the dust people inhale is fine enough to be invisible to the naked eye. This means that the dust can easily be sucked into the lungs and end up doing a lot of damage to the lungs.
b. Harm of the digestive tract
The airways have mucus, and whenever particulate pollutants are inhaled, the pollutants are easily trapped in the mucus. At this time, the pollutants in the respiratory tract are either swallowed or spit out. Swallowed contaminants end up in the digestive tract, where they can cause damage, such as gastrointestinal infections. In addition, they can enter the human bloodstream and affect other tissues or organs.
c. Skin hazards
The skin is the largest organ of the human body, but this is not immune to the irritation of air pollutants. Certain types of dust can not only cause skin irritation, but can also cause skin ulcers. Dust such as epoxy resin, wood chips, fiberglass and rubber processing chemicals can damage the skin and cause dermatitis.
Companies producing any air pollution should first need to ensure the safety of their employees and working conditions that are favorable to them. Additionally, workers need to be educated about dust risks so they can take care of themselves.
3. What kind of air filter do you need
As an entrepreneur, your job is to keep your employees as safe as possible. This needs to include minimising their exposure to air pollution in the workplace.
It is recommended that enterprises use corresponding high-efficiency air filters to filter polluted air in places with a higher risk of airborne pollution during production. On the other hand, low risk applications may consider EPA filters or ePM1 80% or higher category air filtration methods. The installation of air filtration systems in production areas, office areas and other commercial buildings can effectively help improve indoor air quality in buildings. Air filters are typically primarily used to reduce particle levels, remove unpleasant odors and airborne particles such as viruses.
Uncontrolled air is potentially dangerous and presents real health hazards. If left unchecked over time, workers are at increased risk of working in environments with dust exposure. This can lead to poor employee health, which can lead to lower productivity, lost profits, medical costs, and sometimes even legislative action.
To overcome these problems, you need to keep the air in your workplace as clean as possible and keep it clean at all times. This ensures happier and healthier employees and increases business productivity and growth.
Every business needs to fully understand the air quality of the surrounding environment. As we all know, the air is always moving, and many studies have confirmed that pollution droplets containing viruses can survive on surfaces for days. For example, studies have shown that the new coronavirus can survive on copper and cardboard for 4 hours and 24 hours, respectively, and on plastic and stainless steel objects for two to three days. Therefore, companies should spare no effort to protect the health of their employees. Air pollution can happen anywhere.