While outdoor air pollutants such as PM2.5 are the focus of much attention, the regular use of household care products also build up unhealthy levels of indoor airborne pollutants, especially in modern tightly-built, energy saving homes.
The U.S. EPA says levels of several organics average 2 to
5 times higher indoors than outdoors and may be 1,000 times background outdoor
levels after certain activities such as paint stripping. According
to the EPA, exposure to VOCs (volatile organic compounds) can ‘cause mild to severe health effects,
including eye, nose and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination,
nausea; and in some cases, cancer’.
Blueair, Sweden's global indoor air cleaning technology company, will be unveiling its latest solutions to the indoor air quality problem at the IFA tech expo in Berlin in early September.
Blueair will display what it believes
is the world’s highest performing air cleaner, capable of purifying indoor air
of pollutants in a closed 100 square meter (1,000 sq.foot) space in just 12
The Swedish company will showcase
a wide range of other leading edge, contemporary looking air purifying
appliances to help users from Beijing to Berlin to control and remove health
and wellness threatening contaminants in homes, offices and other
Discover Blueair at IFA Berlin, Germany, between 5 – 10 September in Hall 9 on Booth 107 (media days 3 – 4 September).