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The Quality of the Indoor Air, it is time to worry about it !

The blogThe Quality of the Indoor Air, it is time to worry about it !


19 June 2019

According to an alarming report by UNICEF on 4 April 2019 *, three out of four children breathe toxic air in France!!! In fact, based on the recommendations of the World Health Organization, UNICEF has been able to establish this terrible observation! Children are indeed even more concerned with air quality because they spend more time outdoors, their respiratory devices are growing, and by their size they are closer to the pollutants…. It is therefore necessary to be concerned!!

The pollutants of greatest concern in indoor air are Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), including formaldehyde and Benzene. VOCs are issued by cleaning products (degreaser, solvent…) and many materials or products (glues, varnishes, carpets, paints, DIY products…)

In schools, the observation is accentuated by the higher number of occupants in the premises, the density of furniture (tables, chairs, desks, cabinets, etc.), and the more frequent use of certain products (maintenance products, markers, paints, glues).

In France, Regulations are changing !

Since 1 January 2018, structures for young children (kindergartens, elementary schools and nurseries) must monitor indoor air quality. This regulation will be extended for all Public Institutions in January 2023.

AIC International, with its Brand Orium®, has decided to address these issues and is supporting the implementation of indoor air quality monitoring,

AIC International has developed a range of products to monitor, measure and analyze the air we breathe on a daily basis. Our products measure, analyze and alert you to exceeding Emissions Limit Values (FTAs) with light and sound indicators. Simple to use, with modern designs, with USB power, batteries or sector, and suitable for different uses (school, office, communities, nomadic).

Daily tips to improve air quality in our interiors

People say they are not sufficiently informed about indoor air quality in their homes or workplaces, how to measure it and how to improve it, here are some tips to improve indoor air quality:

  • Ventilate every day its accommodation at least 15 minutes. Especially the bedroom, room charged with carbon dioxide, but not forgetting the living room, the kitchen, the bathroom… all rooms with windows.
  • Equip its kitchen with a high performance hood. The kitchen is indeed a particularly sensitive part in terms of pollutant emissions (the cooking of certain foods can cause VOC emission). avoid frying…
  • Éviter les fritures…
  • Maintain and do not block breakdowns, air vents. In fact, well-maintained ventilation devices allow pollutants to evacuate.
  • Monitor the appearance of mold, a sign of habitation too humid.
  • Avoid risky behaviours, such as smoking indoors.
  • Use healthy household products.

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* source Article France Info, Anne Laure Barral, 4/04/19