Air quality at home has a direct impact on our health. In order to provide a superior quality living environment, all the premises in B52 are equipped with cutting-edge MVHR systems, ensuring the influx of fresh and HEPA-level purified level (PM2.5) and carrying out recuperation of the heating and cooling therein.
Most urban inhabitants spend the larger part of the day indoors – at home, in the office, at school or in the shop. The air quality in these premises has a direct impact on our health and is of particular importance for vulnerable groups, such as children and the elderly, as well as for those with cardiovascular and chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma.
According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), assigned with the task of providing reliable and independent environmental information, the air in an urban street with medium traffic intensity may in fact be cleaner than the air in your living-room or bedroom. The latest studies show that some harmful air pollutants may exist in higher concentrations indoors than outdoors.
Of particular importance is the high air quality in the bedroom, where we spend approximately 1/3 of our lives. Apart from preventing the long-term negative health impacts, the results of the study of Strøm-Tejsen, et al. (2016), show that the high air quality in the bedroom, results in an improved, more relaxed and fulfilling sleep, enhanced concentration capabilities and logical thinking on the next day, vigour and lack of tiredness.
The topic of the health effects of air quality in closed premises is vast and extremely important. Below you can find several articles and studies on this subject:
- Elevated Indoor Carbon Dioxide Impairs Decision-Making Performance, University of California, Berkeley
- Strøm-Tejsen, P, Zukowska-Tejsen, D, Wargocki, P & Wyon, DP 2016, 'The effects of bedroom air quality on sleep and next‐day performance', Indoor Air, vol. 26, no. 5, pp. 679–686.
- Short-term exposure to air pollution linked with hospital admissions, substantial costs, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- Air pollution below EPA standards linked with higher death rates, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
- How much ventilation do I need in my home to improve indoor air quality?, United States Environmental Protection Agency
- Indoor Air Pollution and Health, United States Environmental Protection Agency