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As Concern Over Air Quality Mounts, Nations Look to Green Solutions

Products like high efficiency air filters will be crucial to beating back indoor air pollution

RIVERDALE, N.J., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The danger of harmful airborne particles -- triggering worrisome levels of outdoor and indoor air pollution -- has become a top-of-mind issue for an increasing number of countries. As reported by BBC.com on January 7, China has become so alarmed by rising levels of smog and pollution that it has launched an effort estimated at 1.7 trillion yuan -- about $280 billion -- to clean up the power stations and traffic fumes responsible for a significant portion of harmful particles. It has also embraced green technology as a means to tackle the country's air quality crisis.

"Indeed, green technologies like high-efficiency air filters -- whose innovative designs do a better job removing harmful particles from indoor air while requiring less energy to do so -- have become an invaluable resource in the battle against poor air quality. Maintaining optimal indoor air is particularly crucial, experts say, as individuals spend as much as 90 percent of their time indoors, and without proper air filtration, much outdoor air pollution can quickly seep indoors," said Kevin Wood, Vice President of Sales at Camfil.

That threat to indoor air quality is a particular worry in China, where air pollution in urban areas like Beijing regularly exceed safety limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO). The level of so-called 'PM 2.5' particles -- a type of air pollution too small to see with the naked eye -- routinely exceeds 200 particles per cubic meter of air. The WHO maximum for safe exposure over a 24-hour period is just 25 particles. Small enough to penetrate an individual's lungs and even their bloodstream, PM 2.5 particles pose significant perils to the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Not surprisingly, among the solutions embraced by Chinese officials and businesses is effective air filtration. "The International School of Beijing -- concerned about the threat of air pollution to its student population -- has sealed off part of its playground and now uses a giant inflatable dome, instead. There the air is thoroughly filtered to remove harmful particles. School officials report that the quality of the indoor air is now among the first questions parents of prospective students ask -- and clean air has actually become a competitive advantage," reports Kevin Wood.

To help with this green approach to indoor air quality, Camfil -- the leading provider of clean air solutions -- has long made the development of sustainable, high efficiency air filters a priority. Leveraging a half dozen global research centers, Camfil manufactures an array of low energy filters that maintain their efficiency throughout their service life -- instead of quickly degrading as traditional air filters tend to do.

By maintaining peak efficiency, Camfil filters require less energy to push air through, saving money while improving performance. A typical Camfil customer can reduce its HVAC energy costs by at least 30 percent, its installation costs by 50 percent, and its disposal costs by 70 percent.

Air pollution -- outdoors and indoors -- is a growing problem, and one that needs to be tackled quickly, and wisely. But with innovative solutions like Camfil high efficiency air filters, it can be taken on -- and beaten back.

The world leader in air filtration systems, Camfil provides clean air solutions for hospitals, hotels, office buildings, educational institutions, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We provide the tools to achieve sustainability, maintain high air quality, and reduce airborne infections -- all while lowering total cost of ownership. Camfil customers go green without ever sacrificing performance. For more information, visit us online at http://airfilters.camfilfarr.us, or call us toll-free at 888.599.6620.

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Media Contact: Lynne Laake, Camfil, 888.599.6620, [email protected]

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