Wood smoke and a liveable house – This is how

There is agreement: good ventilation helps prevent respiratory infections such as COVID-19, which may lead to corona. Insufficient ventilation will inevitably lead to health problems: headaches, respiratory problems, eye/nose irritation, allergies or asthma.

The advice for companies and homes is to ventilate 24/7: windows ajar, grilles open, mechanical ventilation system in continuous operation. And air several times a day by opening windows and doors against each other for 10-15 minutes. Even after cooking, showering, being together with several people, and doing jobs with paint or glue.

As we write this it is lovely late summer weather. Autumn and winter are approaching and even then you have to ventilate (preferably without drafts…) and ventilate rooms. Ensure that ventilation system (if any) and grilles are properly maintained.

(Want to know more about bedrooms and supply grille? Read this blogin Dutch)

But what if the air you take in by ventilating is polluted by, for example, wood smoke? Wood smoke is released when wood products such as fire logs, pellets, biomass and charcoal are burned. And wood may be a natural product, but the smoke from combustion processes of wood is by definition unhealthy.

” Wood smoke is released when wood products such as fire logs, pellets, biomass and charcoal are burned. And wood may be a natural product, but the smoke from combustion processes of wood is by definition unhealthy. 

People with lung problems or sensitive airways are more often at home with this corona pandemic. They have a greater risk of serious illness if they contract the coronavirus. This group is also often bothered by the neighbors burning wood. Read more about it at GGD Living Environment (in Dutch).

Depending on wind and weather, heating behavior and local conditions, wood smoke can reach a distance of up to 400 meters. The smoke enters our houses through cracks and holes or mechanical ventilation, and the pollution contains, among other things, particulate matter.

There is a solution to this problem, to keep your house livable: a good air purifier with HEPA filter. These filters are used in the pharmaceutical industry and in hospitals and are now finding their way to the private market. HEPA filters reduce respiratory symptoms due to air pollution. Wood smoke contains more pollution than particulate matter alone, which is why it is important that the air purifier you choose not only uses a HEPA filter, but also has an activated carbon filter. BRISE is such air purifier, using multi-effect filtration technology  and the unique HEPASmart®

Wood smoke contains more pollution than particulate matter alone, which is why it is important that the air purifier you choose not only uses a HEPA filter, but also has an activated carbon filter.

Do you want to purify the air in several rooms at the same time? It can be done! BRISE makes air purifiers work together using smart technology. This is more efficient and the detection of contamination is optimal. Cleaner air helps prevent health problems. Air quality deteriorates in areas where harmful substances accumulate.

BRISE air purifiers monitor and analyze the living environment, automatically provide efficient air cleaning and provide advice on improving the living environment. You do not need to worry at all.

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