Creating a cleaner future!
A scientific breakthrough
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that approximately
4.3 million people die annually due to indoor air pollution — around 600,000 more than those killed by outdoor air pollution.
Considering the fact that we spend 90% of our time indoors, this is a concerning statistic.
Why is the air in our homes so harmful?
In what ways does it affect our health and what can we do to protect ourselves?
Hydroxyl Radicals - 'Natures Detergent'
Discovered by chance in the 1960's by the UK’s Ministry of Defence, hydroxyls are continually produced in abundance in outdoor air.
Hydroxyls are very reactive and within seconds seek out and break down contaminants in the air and on surfaces, waging a constant war of attrition against viruses, bacteria, allergens and pollution.
Hydroxyls are nature’s way of decontaminating our environment and keeping it safe for living things. They do it so well that scientists often refer to them as 'Nature's Detergent'.
With indoor air being typically five times more polluted than outdoor air, it's not difficult to understand how poor indoor air quality is linked to lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Indoor air pollution is dust, dirt or gases in the air inside a building such as your home or workplace that harms us if we breathe it in.
Types of air pollution include: particulate matter (PM) – microscopic particles of dust and dirt in the air. Scientific research, during the pandemic, has shown that high-traffic indoor spaces present the highest risk of infection, and that airborne viruses can remain infective for at least 16 hours.
If you think that spraying scented air fresheners will improve the air quality, you are wrong. Those sprays can be a form of indoor pollution too. Most air fresheners release harmful chemicals in your home.
Indoor air can be up to five times more contaminated than outdoor air.
The EPA has curated a list of technical publications addressing the transmission of COVID-19 through aerosols in indoor environments.
Indoor air & your health
Call to action: reducing air pollution
Improving air quality is crucial to reduce the health impacts discussed above and, in turn, help people live longer, healthier lives.
Suppressing harmful viruses and bacteria particularly benefits those who are most at risk from infections, such as the elderly, and those with serious health conditions.
The removal of pollutants is also beneficial to people suffering from asthma, allergies and other respiratory problems.
As we face increasing and ongoing health risks from pathogens and pollution, everyone can benefit from the clean, fresh indoor environment delivered by Oxytise.