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When most people think of air pollution, they picture smog and traffic fumes, but did you know that indoor air quality can often be worse than outdoor air quality? Find out how a whole-house approach to ventilation can alleviate indoor air pollution.Read more
According to Universities UK, over 2 million students were studying at UK higher education institutes in 2016-17. There are many common concerns for students with rented student accommodation including unpaid bills or rent, getting deposits back at the end of the tenancy and dealing with house repairs. A common problem that students come across in rented accommodation is mould. This tends to be a significant issue within student properties due to the number of individuals living in the same property and because the majority of the time the accommodation remains occupied by the tenant.Read more
There are many benefits to be gained by installing a ventilation system in your home. Home ventilation refers to the process of moving air around, so that it is changed or replaced in different spaces, improving the quality of indoor air. Almost every home in the UK will have some form of ventilation, even if this is just in the form of air bricks, which are often neglected, covered up, or are not adequate to cope with today’s living. Modern ventilation systems often use mechanical elements and offer a whole-house approach.Read more
Everyone knows about outdoor air pollution and the harmful effects of particulate matter from such things as car exhausts, but the dangers from indoor air pollution can be equally harmful, especially for households with children.Read more
In the first half of the 20th century, most air pollution was caused by industry. But the decline in heavy industry in the UK from the late 20th century onwards, combined with environmental regulation, has significantly reduced this particular danger to our health. Now, however, we face dangers from air pollution of a different sort, and most of this comes from within our own homes.Read more
Most of us in Great Britain find it hard to imagine that we could be living in a highly radioactive area. But for thousands of families this could be the case. What's worse, we could be living with deadly radiation in our homes without even knowing it.Read more
Allergies are extremely commonplace, with over 44% of adults in the UK suffering from them at some point in their lives. But we still don't know exactly why we develop them. Alarmingly, the number of allergy sufferers is growing with every year.
Children are particularly susceptible to allergies. However, these can often disappear as they get older. By the same token, people can sometimes develop allergies in later life that they never had before. The actual triggers are hard to decipher, although pre-existing hereditary conditions and environmental factors seem to make a vital contribution.Read more
The air quality in our homes is something we frequently take for granted, but it's something we all need to think about. Studies show that the air indoors can be up to fifty times worse than the air outdoors, and yet we spend 90% of our lives inside, breathing in stale trapped air that could be contaminated with many different kinds of health hazards. The most common reaction to these hazards is an allergy, which in turn can lead to painful and debilitating attacks. But airborne hazards can also to other serious illnesses, including asthma and heart and lung disease.Read more