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Healthcare

Plasma technology can provide better air quality

By Daniel Melin 2022-07-27
We feel that more and more, both companies and private users, have more focus on their indoor climate.
Poor indoor climate hidden cause of infections. Contaminated ventilation or a high indoor temperature also affects air quality negatively.

Asthma, difficulty concentrating, headaches, and fatigue are among the health risks to a poor indoor climate. By improving air quality can increase job satisfaction and prevent many common health problems both at work and at home.

A survey conducted by the Norwegian National occupational institutions show that we spend about 90 percent of the time indoors and over 20 percent of the time is a lot behind a closed door at his workplace. Especially in the winter, we are very indoors even after hours says Remi Roberts, category manager for water and air products on Kärcher Nordic market.

- We feel that more and more, both companies and private users, have more focus on their indoor climate. Poor indoor climate can be the cause of both short-term and long-term health problems that can lead to decreased concentration, fatigue symptoms, reduced productivity and increased sickness absence. For employers, a bad indoor climate costs money and for those affected it is very tiring, says Robertsen.

Asthma, difficulty concentrating, headaches, and fatigue are among the health risks to a poor indoor climate

Although the impurities is greatest outdoors, we are exposed to a high degree of indoor air pollution. Modern houses and buildings are well insulated, but it can still be a surprisingly poor indoor climate and mostly because of the lack of air exchange. Contaminated ventilation or a high indoor temperature also affects air quality negatively. Indoor air may contain dust, pollen, bacteria and viruses. Many are also sensitive to smells from such flowers, stearic and scented candles, personal care products such as deodorants, perfumes, moisturizers, shampoo etc.

Air Quality center for comfort and effectiveness

Gases from different materials can create chemical reactions in the air that irritate the respiratory tract and mucous membranes. In addition, moisture can provide a breeding ground for mold, fungus, bacteria and microorganisms that can cause or aggravate asthma and allergies. Curtains, carpets and loose objects are typical dust collectors and if you have pets it contributes even more to the dirt.

There are a number of products and solutions on the market that can improve the room environment both in the workplace and at home. Among the new and exciting models on the market are air purifiers with plasma technology. Kärcher has developed an air purifier that destroys 99.98 percent of all harmful substances such as bacteria, viruses, VOCs and pollen. The air purifiers were recently launched in the Nordic countries and are sold to companies as well as private individuals.

- We see that good air quality is an important factor for well-being and efficiency both at home and in the workplace. The new plasma technology in our air purifiers ensures continuous and efficient air purification in all types of rooms. In a pilot project with one of our existing customers, the air purifiers are tested in, for example, office landscapes, conference rooms and gyms. The customer is a large public administration in Oslo and has been selected as a test partner because of the large number of employees and many different room types that provide a good and varied test basis, says Robertsen.

Small changes can give great results

- We think the products are exciting, and it seems to be a good solution for us and several of our partners say the department head of the administration. We look forward to having completed the test and are excited to see the difference it makes to our indoor climate. It is not always necessary to make major changes. For example, if you react to strong scents like perfume then small changes in the form of an air purifier can be a very good solution. Potentially, the air purifiers can finns help reduce cleaning costs Because the dust is Collected and incinerated in the machine, he says.

- It is Important to take control and act If you have problems with your indoor climate, Whether at home or in the workplace. An air purifier with plasma technology is a simple and effective solution for a bad indoor climate bothering the companies and in Private Households, Roberts concludes.