06/21/2010 // Rivedale, NJ, USA // Camfil Farr // Lynne Laake
It’s one of the most common allergens in the world, causing discomfort — and sometimes worse — for millions of people in Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and elsewhere around the globe. It’s pollen, and if you’re sensitive to it, you know it: There’s the heavy feeling in your eyes, the foggy feeling in your head, and, ultimately, the fatigue. Pollen can come from grass, weeds, and trees, and lead to seasonal allergic rhinitis — commonly known as hay fever — or extrinsic asthma.
Many sufferers turn to over-the-counter medications to ease their symptoms, but in some cases, these compounds make the problem even worse. Their performance may deteriorate over time, too.
While there’s not much that can be done about pollen outdoors, the story is different — or can be — inside. That’s an important point, as in some countries, people spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. The key is in high-quality air filters and clean air solutions. While high-performance air filtration systems have long been used in hospital settings to remove harmful air particles and reduce the risk of infection, they can provide a clean air environment in any indoor setting.
“Indoor air can be pollen free during the allergy season, as long as the right type of ventilation and air filters are used,” says Ulf Johansson, IAQ Manager at Camfil Farr, the leading manufacturer of high-performance, energy efficient air filtration systems. “Any kind of building can be given high indoor air quality.”
It’s a simple, inexpensive solution, too. Camfil Farr air filters, for example, are designed to provide performance that does not degrade over time — a common problem with other air filtration solutions — so they don’t have to be replaced as often as competing products. That reduces total cost of ownership, and waste. With fewer air filters winding up in the landfill, the environment benefits, and so does a building owner’s pocketbook, as disposal — and replacement — costs are cut.
Hospitals using Camfil Farr clean air solutions have already reaped these benefits. And because the innovative design of the air filters reduces HVAC energy costs — by 25 to 50 percent — they’ve been able to save energy costs as they reduce emissions. That means they can fight airborne particles without battling their budget.
But it’s not just about costs, it’s about comfort, too, and because high-quality air filters can keep pollen from circulating within a building, those inside can breathe — and feel — better, which means they can perform better, too. That’s no small thing in an office or a school. And it’s certainly nothing to sneeze at.
About Camfil Farr:
The world leader in air filtration systems and clean air solutions, Camfil Farr provides products that help customers — in healthcare and other industries — achieve sustainability and maintain high air quality, while lowering total cost of ownership. The company has 23 production plants and R&D centers throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. For more information, visit our newsroom at http://breakingnews.green-air-filters.com, read about the Clean Air Solutions Company at http://green-air-filters.com, or call us at (toll free) 888.599.6620.
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