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Ways to Improve Air Quality That Actually Work

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If your living in a city or built up area than you may experience a completely different breathing experience than if you are out in the country side, and may want to look into ways to improve air quality around you. This is because over the years, the decrease in air quality has got to a point where over 9400 people in London alone died from toxins, pollutants and containments in the atmosphere.

Here at Home Logic we are dedicated to bringing you a low cost way to improve air quality with spray foam insulations, as well as raising awareness to the general public about the dangers the bad air quality can pose and ways you can improve it. 

We provide ways to improve air quality with products such as the Icynene Insulation Systems, which has its pros and cons but has still come on top to be one of the leading UK insulations which can improve air quality at home.

Improve Indoor Air Quality in the Home

Going green not only benefits the environment, it also benefits your home. It’s also not just in the capital where air pollution levels are reaching record highs. In Norfolk, last year pollution levels ( which are measured on an air quality scale of 1-10) reached an astonishing 10. This proves that it’s not only cities with high levels of congestion, factories and traffic which are affect it is also the countryside.

Here are some ways you can look to improve air quality indoors at home:

  • Most of our energy comes from the burning of fossil fuels ( oil, gas and coal). It is the emission from the burning of these gases that are the primary cause of carbon dioxide. You can help combat this by reducing your energy intake.
  • Invest in a product such as The Icynene Insulation System . An eco-friendly insulation which reduces your carbon emission as well as bills. It also keeps your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Caulk  or weather strip cracks and holes, as well as windows or doors.
  • Plant a tree such as a deciduous tree outside your home to keep out the heat in summer whilst keeping warm in winter.

Lets look at some of the facts, why is indoor air quality so important and why should you improve it?

  • Poor indoor air quality directly affects children and the elderly more, these age groups immune systems are at a stage where they more vulnerable than others.
  • Just under 500 schools in the capital live in an area which breaches the EU’s air quality regulations.
  • People with heart, lung or breathing difficulties can be affected more.
  • Globally, air pollution causes more deaths than alcohol, road traffic accidents and drug abuse

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Air Quality is not just caused by traffic

Contrary to the general consensus of the main stream media, bad air quality it not just caused by pollution from vehicles and greenhouse gases. Dust storms from the Sahara has also been known to sweep across into our country, it normally settles in Southern Europe but anomalies in regular weather patterns have seen it drifting over to the UK’s shores on and off for years.

Winds from the South and East have brought the dust to the UK, along with industrial pollution from Europe. t is important not get get facts mixed up though as most pollution in the the country which contributes towards poor air quality is directly caused by residential and transport emission.

Where has the worst air quality?

Of 52 UK towns and cities included in the UN database , Port Talbot in south Wales, a hub for the UK steel industry, is the most polluted, ahead of London, Glasgow, Southampton and Leeds. People who live in these areas should think about how to improve indoor air quality.  The cleanest UK city in the WHO list is Inverness, followed by Bournemouth, Newcastle and Sunderland.

Outdoor air pollution causes more than 3m deaths a year – more than malaria and HIV/Aids – and is now the biggest single killer in the world. The toll is expected to double as urban populations increase and car numbers approach 2bn by 2050.

Air pollutants such as sulphates, nitrates and black carbon penetrate deep into the lungs and into the cardiovascular system, posing the greatest risks to human health, says the UN.

The Icynene Insulation System , as well as being able to reduce bills by up to 35%, can act as a method to improve air quality indoors exponentially in your home. 

By creating an air seal Icynene improves indoor air quality by keeping out air pollution. Icynene minimizes the infiltration of exterior pollutants that adversely affect occupants with allergies or asthma.

In addition to reducing these outside contaminants, Icynene spray on insulation plays an important role in reducing moisture-laden air pollution from entering the home. Removing damp also aids in improving indoor air quality as Icynene stops mould spores from spreading.

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Invisible air pollution kills up to 9000 people a year in the capital, a staggering amount by anyone means. Over the past 2 years it has affected more people than the great smog of 1952-53

5 facts you might not know about air quality

Fact No.1: Poor Air Quality is one of the UK’s biggest Killers

Accounting for over for over 40,000 early deaths a year in the UK, making it one the the countries biggest killers. It is estimated the poor air quality accounts for more deaths than alcohol, drug abuse and car accidents.

Fact No.2: More deaths than the great smog of 1952

Invisible air pollution kills up to 9000 people a year in the capital, a staggering amount by anyone means. Over the past 2 years it has affected more people than the great smog of 1952-53

Fact No.3: Sitting in a car can be more dangerous for your health

Pollution monitoring has found emission to be over 2 times higher inside a vehicle.

Fact No. 4: New born babies might not breathe clean air until they are 9 years old

With the staggering amount of UK cities which have breached safe EU limits on air quality, children are feeling the brunt. Inhabitants of London cannot expect the government to reduce these levels down to safe levels until the year 2025.

Fact No.5: The big Volkswagon scam provided some serious food for thought

Over 11 million cars have been recalled to German manufacturer Volkswagen after it was discovered sophisticated software programs had been installed to help cheat emission tests, leading to a global backlash.

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Here at Home Logic, we are dedicated to bringing down energy costs and improving indoor air quality with our Icynene Insulation System, the revolution in spray foam insulation which improves indoor air quality, reduces damp and cuts you bills by over 35%!

What can you do about it?

Every year, air pollution kills tens of thousands of people die from air pollution each year and the figure is expected to rise. It is expected to rise because London commitment to improving these air quality levels will not be implemented until 2025.  

Here at Home Logic, we are dedicated to bringing down energy costs and improving indoor air quality with our Icynene Insulation System, the revolution in spray foam insulation which improves indoor air quality, reduces damp and cuts you bills by over 35%.

Improve air quality now!

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