Volatile organic compounds or VOCs are molecules containing carbon which are predominantly in the gaseous state at room temperature.This article will present the possible sources of indoor VOCs, how VOCs impact on people with asthma and allergy and discuss the ability of air cleaners to reduce VOCs in the indoor environment.
Dr. John Ryan, Chief Strategy Officer at Allergy Standards in Archetech magazine discusses the value of third party certification and the responsibility on those in the building and design industry to prioritise health and wellbeing
It is a common statistic when talking about the quality of indoor air, that we spend approximately 90% of our time indoors. The origin of that statistic was a study by the US Environmental Protection Agency back in 19891. The importance of this is the nature of the contained environment of the home; in the move towards greater environmental sustainability, homes have become more energy efficient and more tightly sealed. While this provides a better environmental impact, it also means that the air in the home does not become renewed through passage of fresh air.
Allergy Standards’ CEO, Dr John McKeon, will be delivering 2 sessions at the Greenbuild Conference and Expo 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, US.
What is it that makes some insulation better for the indoor environment than others, and where do we draw the line to decide to certify insulation?
Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) today announced that the Pure Safety™ high performance insulation from Owens Corning have passed the relevant Certification Standards.