AIRSCAN helps you improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) / 29 09 2022
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” 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
Unique technology for 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.
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.
AIRSCAN is a CO2logic spin-off
For more than 11 years now, CO2logic has been helping organisations in calculating & reducing their CO2-emissions and climate impact. When it realised very little organisations (and its current clients) also don’t know 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.