Over the past ten years there has been a race to increase the insulation and air tightness of UK homes in a bid to reduce energy use and improve warmth and comfort. One of the unexpected consequences of this has been a deterioration in indoor air quality, which can affect everyone. But there are some people individuals who are particularly at risk if they suffer from asthma, allergies, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease pneumonia and compromised immune systems.
Good indoor air quality means clean air.
Air devoid of dust, pollen, pathogens, odours, and harmful gases. Having good IAQ is important to everyone but especially individuals with health concerns.
When it comes to IAQ and Covid-19 there is an immediate response needed to tackle the issues associated with recirculated air, but we also need a whole system approach to improve indoor air quality wherever we live, work and breathe.