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ARE YOU BREATHING HEALTHY?

The modern person breathes approx. 8,000 to 16,000 litres of air every day – so air is our most important nutrient. With such a large volume of air use - humans use up to 13.5 kg of interior air and 1.5 kg of fresh air every day - the quality of the air is very important. Air humidity, purity and temperature all have a decisive influence on our quality of life and thus also our health.

 ARE YOU BREATHING  HEALTHY?
GOOD  HEALTH

GOOD HEALTH

Thanks to our increasingly energy-saving construction methods, our living "spaces" are made increasingly impermeable. In order to maintain good health and not cause damage, care must be taken with the quality and function of the construction materials used. These usually remain in the building for ever and must not give off or contain any toxins. Because bad air makes you ill.

QUALITY FACTORS

In the main, it is physical, biological and chemical parameters that influence our interior climate.

Physical factors as air humidity, temperature, air ions, air currents and particulates, etc. can lead to damage to the airways and lung function and to cardiovascular diseases.

   QUALITY  FACTORS
 BIOLOGICAL  FACTORS

BIOLOGICAL FACTORS

Are mould, bacteria, viruses, parasites, allergens and predispositions. The consequence can be allergies, irritations, unpleasant odours and infections. Allergens arise through house dust, mould spores, animal epithelia, construction materials, plants or latex. They can trigger mucus membrane and conjunctival irritations, colds and allergic asthma.

CHEMICAL FACTORS

Are odours, solvents, formaldehyde, CO2, VOC and smoke. Unpleasant odours can stem from furniture and floor varnishes, outflow pipes or the outside air and disrupt personal sensitivities and even cause stress.

 CHEMICAL  FACTORS
TOXINS  IN THE HOME

TOXINS IN THE HOME

VOC are volatile organic compounds that can be e result of natural decay processes or stem from solvents, paints, varnishes, adhesives or levelling compounds. The possible consequences for health are irritation to the breathing tract, damage to the nervous system, unpleasant odours and health disorders (also known as "Sick Building Syndrome"). Some of these materials are even carcinogenic.