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Finedust causes health problems
What is fine dust?

What is fine dust?

(Fine) dust is a collective name for various particles of different sizes that float through the air. In the open air, for example, it consists of soot particles, drifting sand, exhaust gases, sea salt, plant material, cement particles and, for example, pieces of worn-out car tires or road surface parts. In working environments, dust is created by the incomplete combustion of fuels, industrial processes such as production and processing, storage of goods and wear of tires.

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What is the effect of fine dust?

What is the effect of fine dust?

Air pollution in the form of particulate matter is one of the biggest threats to health. For particulate matter, there is no health-related limit value for when health damage occurs. Even with low exposure, health damage can occur. For this reason, the WHO has not determined an advisory value for particulate matter. There are therefore no specific recommended values for the amount of dust in the indoor air. 

 

In environments with a lot of dust nuisance, about 50 million fine dust particles are ingested with each breath. Exposure to particulate matter also causes health problems in the work or learning environment. In addition, dust nuisance causes contaminated products and malfunctions to machines.

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The solution: our dust extraction systems

The solution: our dust extraction systems

There are various options to prevent dust nuisance. There is always a tailor-made solution for every company. Our professional air cleaner against dust are equipped with a special filter package and thus continuously remove this pollution from your interior space. By removing the dust from the air, you ensure less absenteeism and reduce cleaning costs. 

 

Because our devices recirculate the air and blow it out cleanly, a homogeneous airflow is created so that you can save energy costs as there is no need for additional heating or cooling.

Short and long-term effects of particulate matter on your health

Air pollution in the form of particulate matter is one of the biggest threats to health. These suspended particles with a diameter of 10 and 2.5 microns (µm) (PM₁₀ and PM₂.₅, respectively) can cause serious damage. Both PM₂.₅ and PM₁₀ are capable of penetrating deep into the lungs, but PM₂.₅ can even enter the bloodstream.

The very small and therefore alveolar particles pose a particular health hazard. Inhalable dust so fine that it can penetrate into the smallest branches of the lungs, the alveoli (pulmonary alveoli). The smaller the dust particles are, the deeper they enter the lungs. From there, the particles spread to the lymph and blood vessels.

 

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Do you have dust nuisance in your working environment or would you like more information?
Welkoop Luchtreiniging Euromate
“The high dust concentration led to complaints such as burning eyes, sore throats and headaches.“
Jan Jaap van der Dussen, Supply Chain Manager at Welkoop Retail B.V.

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