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October 20, 2017

What’s The Link Between Indoor Air Quality And How Smart You Are

For years, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sounded the alarm about the importance of improving indoor air quality, because people spend as much as 90 percent of their lives indoors. And in fact, studies have found that residences and workplaces with high levels of pollutants can worsen asthma conditions, reduce lung function and even lead to serious illnesses such as lung...
What’s The Link Between Indoor Air Quality And How Smart You Are
October 17, 2017

What Are Fast Food Emissions And Why Are They Killing Us?

Fast food restaurants have become a fact of life throughout the world. In fact, fast food restaurants in the world generate more than $570 billion a year, and the U.S. accounts for nearly half that amount with $200 billion in fast food revenues in 2015. And with a projected annual growth rate of 2.5-percent, there is no end to the number of new fast food restaurants that will crop up arou...
What Are Fast Food Emissions And Why Are They Killing Us?
October 16, 2017

Particulate Matter: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You

Author Information Lynne Laake Camil Air Filters It’s become almost a cliché in the air filtration industry to mention the words “particulate matter,” because they are so often used to explain one of the major causes of low indoor air quality. But the truth is, particulate matter lies at the heart of what makes the air inside many commercial facilities so hazardous to human health, so ...
Particulate Matter: What You Don’t Know Could Kill You
October 13, 2017

How The Clean Air Economy Can Help Save Your Life

The Clean Air Act was passed in 1963 and signaled a shift in how the U.S. government viewed and acted against increasing levels of air pollution. The act gave powers to the federal and state government to enact regulations that limited emissions from factories and from motor vehicles. One of the ancillary effects of the act is that it has created a clean air economy, driven by the formati...
How The Clean Air Economy Can Help Save Your Life
October 09, 2017

How To Fight Air Pollution In China

China suffers from some of the worst air pollutions in the world. Two of its cities, Baoding and Xingtai, are in the top 10 for cities with the worst air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. (1) China’s smog causes a variety of health problems, and this year saw China’s Jiangsu province receive the country’s first ever red alert for smog. What are the causes of air polluti...
How To Fight Air Pollution In China
October 02, 2017

How To Improve Indoor Air Quality & Productivity

While corporate wellness programs often include instructions on diet and exercise to improve employee health and performance, wellness programs may want to start focusing on the environment of the office building itself. Recent studies have found a link between indoor air quality and productivity of staff. A good ventilation system will not only maintain the health and comfort of employees,...
How To Improve Indoor Air Quality & Productivity
September 29, 2017

What Coal-Burning Plants Are Doing To The Environment

Throughout the world, coal-burning power plants are generating the energy required by millions of residences and commercial facilities. But these coal-burning plants are not just providing energy, they are also triggering the release of harmful particulates that are worsening air quality. In fact, burning coal caused nearly 400,000 premature deaths in China in 2013, according to the New Y...
What Coal-Burning Plants Are Doing To The Environment
September 28, 2017

Camfil Announces Support Of New ISO 16890 Standard For Air Filtration

Camfil is pleased to announce its support of a new ISO 16890 standard that is an alternative to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 52:2 standard that has been used in the U.S., and EN779 that was used in Europe and other parts of the world. ISO 16890 creates a global standard that brings harmony and unity to the way air filter efficiency i...
Camfil Announces Support Of New ISO 16890 Standard For Air Filtration
September 26, 2017

Should You Extend The Time Between PM Service Calls?

Ask drivers how often they should change oil in their cars and you’ll likely hear an answer that’s been repeated for generations: ‘three months or every 3,000 miles, whichever comes first.’ The performance of older automobile engines and the low quality of motor oil demanded a short interval be followed to avoid expensive repairs. However, that may no longer be valid as improvements to auto...
Should You Extend The Time Between PM Service Calls?
August 28, 2017

Are Rainforests Natural Air Filters?

The world’s rainforests are an ecosystem that supports thousands of animal species, but they also have a lesser-known function that is equally important: acting as natural air filters. What does that mean? Rainforests create 20 percent of the world’s supply of oxygen, which means that the more trees we lose due to deforestation, the less supply of clean air in the world. (1) The plight ...
Are Rainforests Natural Air Filters?