AirRated Anthology: The guide to indoor air quality

By Lucy Clifton Contents History of indoor air quality Early beliefs The Industrial revolution Miasma theory The Great Smog of London Modern buildings Indoor air quality: the basics What is indoor air quality? The five key indoor air quality parameters The causes of poor indoor air quality The effects of poor indoor air quality The … Read more

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Sustainability Series: making sustainable living simple with Bower Collective

As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s clear that we all have an important role to play in working towards a more sustainable future. Companies, both small and large, need to take decisive action in our fight against climate change. That’s why we’ve decided to start the Sustainability Series, a set of articles dedicated … Read more

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How to get a better night’s sleep by improving your indoor air quality

The conversation around how indoor air quality (IAQ) affects our health continues to gain traction, and the discussion extends to inside our homes. Poor air quality has been shown to detrimentally impact our wellbeing, and can prevent us from getting enough good-quality sleep to function properly.  How does air pollution affect our sleep quality?   Research … Read more

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Asthma, airborne allergens and air quality: an inflammatory problem

Asthma is a chronic condition that affects around 5.4 million people in the UK, including 1.1 million children. There are many allergens that can cause issues for those suffering with asthma, including animal dander, dust mites, indoor/outdoor moulds, tree pollen and grass pollen. Airborne Allergy Action is a community interest company set up to raise … Read more

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The sinister truth about your stylish wood-burning stove

The popularity of wood-burning stoves has risen dramatically in recent years. Around 1.5 million UK households now have one, with an estimated 200,000 wood burners continuing to be sold each year.   Despite their comforting appeal, there is growing concern about the adverse impact they are having on public health. Campaigners and health experts alike are … Read more

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Mums for Lungs: campaigning for clean air for everyone

We believe that clean air is a human right, but sadly, we are not yet at the point where clean air is available for all.   Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) affects everyone, especially our children. Babies and children are extremely susceptible to the effects of air pollution as their bodies, and the organs within them, … Read more