Monthly Archives: April 2015

HealthWay Reacts to Supreme Court Ruling on UK Air Pollution

A landmark decision today from the UK Supreme Court announcing that the government must form new air quality plans to meet obligations under European law on air pollution limits. This decision gives environmental campaign group ClientEarth a victory in their fight against toxic air pollutants.

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2), which according to the EPA: belongs to a family of highly reactive gases called nitrogen oxides (NOx). These gases form when fuel is burned at high temperatures, and come principally from motor vehicle exhaust and stationary sources such as electric utilities and industrial boilers. Nitrogen Dioxide is the leading contributor to Europe’s increasing air pollution problems. According to ClientEarth air pollution causes 29,000 premature deaths a year in the UK. The ultrafine particles in polluted environments when breathed in reach the bloodstream affecting the performance of the body’s blood vessels leading to cardiovascular disease.

While the Government is tasked to tackle the outdoor air problem, indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor environments. People spend 90 percent of their time indoors. Home and work environments are exposed to chemicals, mold and ultrafine particles. HealthWay, the global leader in air cleaning systems has developed customized solutions to combat the worlds most severe indoor air pollution spanning from The United States, India, China and Europe. HealthWay’s medical grade air cleaners with patented DFS technology have been proven to capture 99.99% of ultrafine particles down to .007 micron in size, which is 50 times more efficient than what most hospitals currently rely on with HEPA filters.

The ruling today from the UK Supreme Court shows that air quality is a growing concern across the world. We cannot always control our outdoor environments but we can control what we breathe indoors. Industry leaders such as the Cleveland Clinic, VA Medical Centers, Shriners Hospitals, BMW and Hilton Hotels have all chosen HealthWay to ensure they are breathing the cleanest air available. For more information on how you can breathe cleaner air with HealthWay, please visit our website at healthway.com.

Air Quality Awareness Week

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This week is Air Quality Awareness Week. It serves as a reminder that air quality affects everyone and it’s up to us to help control and improve our air quality for generations to come.

Air quality affects our way of life from polluting our lungs to clogging our arteries. More and more research is coming out every week linking poor air quality to health issues. Ground-level ozone, particle pollution, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide surround us in the air we breathe. In China and India the levels of air pollution are at alarming levels with residents doing all they can to lessen their exposure.

At HealthWay, we offer solutions for the indoor environment with our wide range of products designed for cleaning the air. HealthWay’s patented technology has been proven to be the most efficient ever developed. Certified independent testing supports a filtration efficiency of 99.99% at removing particles as small as .007 microns, which is 50% more efficient than a HEPA filter.

While HealthWay can help you control your indoor environment. It is up to everyone to control our outdoor environment. This week take the steps and do your part to reduce your impact on air quality. The Environmental Protection Agency suggests this week carpool with fellow workers, fill your gas tank at night, walk or ride your bike and when going to lunch, avoid the drive thru, walk in to prevent your car from idling.

These tips can be used everyday verses just this week. Start a habit and help reduce our carbon footprint. For more information on Air Quality Awareness Week visit www.epa.gov or www.airnow.gov.

Related Links: http://www.epa.gov/airnow/airaware/index.html
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