Leading British ventilator manufacturer Vent-Axia offers eight easy steps to help protect children from indoor air pollution on Clean Air Day on Thursday, June 17, 2021. It is leading an environmental charity, a Global Action Plan aimed at improving the public’s understanding of air. Pollution, building awareness of how air pollution affects our health and explaining the easy actions we can all take to tackle air pollution, and help protect the environment and our health. This year’s event focuses on protecting children’s health from air pollution, especially in the wake of the difficult times many have experienced during the pandemic. So Vent-Axia offers some easy-to-follow steps as part of its ongoing commitment to sharing its knowledge about how ventilation and air purification can help protect public health. The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected children, affecting their freedom, education and mental well-being. With society opening up and children returning to their lives, it is essential that they can learn and play in healthy environments. This Clean Air Day, Good Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is more important than ever since COVID-19 highlighted the importance of ventilation and the air we breathe, while children have spent more time indoors due to the closures. That’s why Vent-Axia offers eight easy steps to “Reduce, Dilute and Purify” to help tackle indoor air pollution and improve IAQ in the home: 1. Avoid aerosols 2. Use unscented candles 3. Vacuum regularly 4. Dry wet clothes outside or in the dryer 5. Use a cooker hood 6. Don’t forget to vent 7. Use an air purifier 8. Clean fan filters “We are happy to support Clean Air Day once again as it continues to raise awareness of the importance of clean air. Long-term exposure to air pollution is the biggest environmental threat to health in the Kingdom United, so our simple steps are designed to help improve the air quality in the home and benefit the long-term health of children and their families,” explains Lena Hipstreet, Marketing Manager at Vent-Axia. “To improve indoor air quality, there are three main actions that must be taken: 1. Reduce the number of pollutants entering the air; 2. Dilute pollutants in the air by ensuring proper ventilation for fresh air intake; 3. Purify the air by adding an air purifier to remove pollutants Leftover air With this year’s Clean Air Day focusing on children, the air they breathe indoors is more important than ever. The vital importance of clean air to children’s health is highlighted in the 2020 report from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health ( RCPCH) and the Royal College of Physicians, ‘The Inside Story: Health Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Children and Young People’. It has found mounting evidence that respiratory problems among children may be exacerbated by indoor air pollution in homes, schools and nurseries. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Guidelines also highlight how to reduce exposure to indoor pollutants to help protect health. To help protect health in the home, Vent-Axia works hard to provide ventilation solutions to improve IAQ for families. For new built homes, the Vent-Axia Sentinel Kinetic Kinetic Mechanical Ventilation Heat Recovery (MVHR) system has a heat recovery rate of up to 93%. [in line with Product Characteristics Database (PCDB) data]. A vital part of the MVHR system is its filters. Inside the MVHR unit, fresh air passes through a filter to remove pollen, debris and pollution products. For special renovations, the Vent-Axia PureAir Sense fan is equipped with a groundbreaking aroma sensor that increases air flow when air is poor, helping to ensure a comfortable living environment. Meanwhile, PoziDry Pro and PoziDry Compact Pro Pozi Input Ventilation (PIV) units are designed to improve indoor air quality and prevent moisture build-up within social housing properties, providing a highly effective solution to help landlords control condensation and mold as well as deliver high levels of air purification. For advanced air purification in the home, the Vent-Axia PureAir Room Air Purifier cleans the air, removing harmful particles, neutralizing unpleasant odors and removing pollen and pet allergens, for a fresher, healthier home. Designed with an advanced 6-stage filtration system, the Vent-Axia PureAir chamber filters mold, dust, PM2.5 viruses, VOCs, pet allergens and odors with a High Efficiency Air (HEPA) filter that removes 99.9% of particulates. Working automatically, it senses air quality and provides increased filtration when needed. The unit can also be set manually and has a timer that can run the unit for a set number of hours before shutting down. To celebrate this year’s Clean Air Day, Axia also held a children’s drawing competition to allow children to help improve the public’s understanding of air pollution. The competition asked the children to submit a photo on either the theme “Clean Air Day” or “Indoor Air Quality”. Three winners participated in the competition: Ethan, 4 years old; Sam, 8 and Amita, 12. Find out more about Clean Air Day here. For updated ventilation guidelines and more simple tips for addressing indoor air pollution, visit Vent-Axia.