What are reasons to filter air?

Why filtering air?

What are reasons to filter air?

Hazardous particles produced by industrial work processes and medical applications can enter the bloodstream when air is polluted. These can cause serious diseases such as lung cancer. Air filtration is essential to prevent this.

Air is essential for all living beings. A person can only survive for up to five minutes without it. While eating is a conscious activity, the vital intake of oxygen is automatic. We breathe in 12 to 18 times per minute. Pollution from production and medical processes contaminates the air with harmful substances. The body’s own filters, such as the cilia of the trachea and bronchial tubes as well as the lungs, can only break down a small proportion of the pollutants. These particles, such as metal dust or organic combustion products, which are barely visible and therefore often underestimated, increase the risk of serious illnesses such as lung cancer. Effective protection is therefore only possible with special filtering extraction systems, as conventional measures such as air conditioning or ventilation in polluted areas only stir up the particles in the air.

What are reasons to filter air?

Invest in the future

Invest in the future

At first glance, health and safety may not seem as profitable to many employers as e.g. buying a new machine. In the long run, however, they prove to be extremely important. Healthy and satisfied employees are motivated, committed and efficient. The best machines and systems require special expertise from those operating them.
As a resource-poor country, Germany depends on the skills and know-how of its people. In a few years, more working people will be 50+ years of age and less younger than 30 years, due to demographic change. A company’s human capital is an asset that holds an invaluable wealth of experience and expertise that inevitably shapes the company. The health of employees and the investments earmarked for improving the productive skills of individuals enhance the company’s success. According to a 2006 study by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the third most common illness is related to breathing. This results in significant production losses of 5.5 billion Euro annually. [1]
[1] Source: (Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2007) (German)
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Gases and vapors cause air pollution and health hazards in the workplace.

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