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AIRSCAN helps you improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)03 / 2018
AIRSCAN is the answer for organisations that want to provide good indoor air quality to their workforce. Indoor Air Quality has a direct influence on health, performance and motivation at work. By measuring & improving the indoor air quality AIRSCAN wants to have a positive impact on sustainable development with respect for people’s health.
Fact & figures
- “Indoor Air Quality is 2 to 5 times worse than outdoor air quality” Source: Environmental Protection Agency, USA + ADEME, France
- “People spend 80-90% of their time indoor (60% in workplace)” Source: Environmental Protection Agency, USA + ADEME, France
- “In some cases it is even 100 time worse than outdoor air quality” Source: Environmental Protection Agency, USA + ADEME, France
- “Air pollution was the cause of over 450 000 premature deaths in the EU in 2016” Source: European Environment Agency (EEA)
- “The welfare cost of ill-health linked to poor air quality in the EU to range between €330 billion to €940 billion per year.”Source: European Commission
Health issues of poor Indoor Air Quality
The outside air quality is currently a very actual subject with a direct impact on indoor air quality. Understanding and controlling common indoor pollutants (VOCs, Formaldehyde, Carbon Dioxide, Indoor Particulate Matter, Pesticides, Radon, Benzene …) can help reduce your risk of indoor health concerns. Symptoms of poor indoor air quality are very broad and depend on the contaminant. They can easily be mistaken for symptoms of other illnesses such as allergies, stress, colds and influenza. The most common symptoms are: coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, fatigue, dizziness, headaches, upper respiratory congestion… Such immediate effects are usually short-term and treatable but if exposed over a long period of time health effect may be seriously damaging. These effects, which include some respiratory diseases, heart, liver, kidney, central nervous system damage and cancer, can be severely debilitating or fatal. It is prudent & recommended to try to improve the indoor air quality in your workplace or home even if symptoms are not noticeable.
Unique technology against ignorance
The technology used to check the Indoor Air Quality during an AIRSCAN can measure CO2, VOCs, PM2.5, PM10, Formaldehyde, humidity & temperature in real time. Most organisations are not aware that many of the in bold mentioned ‘pollutions’ have a direct impact on health, performance and absenteeism.
There are already a few ways to calculate the IAQ but AIRSCAN is equipped with unique nano-technology that does not require laboratory research. The measurement equipment is the result from 10 years of research at France’s worldwide renowned CNRS institute.
At AIRSCAN “we believe that as people spend a lot of time indoor in offices or buildings in general, it is our private & public leader’s responsibility to help companies/organisations improve the indoor air quality. It should be seen as any other health & safety prevention with a potentially huge positive impact on our performance & social security…” says Antoine Geerinckx, founder of Airscan.
AIRSCAN is a CO2logic spin-off
For more than 11 years now, CO2logic has been helping organisations in calculating & reducing their CO2-emissions, other greenhouse gases and (indirectly) many other air pollutants. Last year, when we realised very little organisations knew anything about the quality of the air they breathe on their workfloors we realised we had another role to play here. Improve health, performance & happiness on the workfloor for people we know (and don’t know) and care about were enough good reasons to launch Airscan.
For more information: www.airscan.org
Direct contact: Antoine Geerinckx, founder Airscan / founder CO2logic
firstname.lastname@example.org or +32478413007