Noticias, novedades e importancia de la medida de calidad del aire intramural y el impacto sobre el estado de salud de la población.

Why do our cars have better air quality than our homes?

Elon Musk has a penchant for silly names. He claims his cars’ ventilation system has a Bioweapon Defense Mode. They described it in a press release: Inspired by the air filtration systems used in hospitals, clean rooms, and the space industry, we developed a HEPA filtration system capable of stripping the outside air of pollen, bacteria, and pollution before they [...]

5 octubre, 2016|Intramural, Investigación|

Air pollution inside your car is 40% higher during traffic jams, so keep windows closed and switch fans off

Urban air pollution has been classified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) among the top ten health risks humans face. One major source of air pollution is tailpipe emissions from vehicles, which become the most concentrated and dangerous at red lights and traffic jams. UK researchers pollution levels inside cars are 40 percent higher under these circumstances. Furthermore, their investigation [...]

9 septiembre, 2016|Intramural, Investigación|

Closing the window on air pollution

Sitting in traffic is bad for your lungs, but closing your car windows and switching off the fans can minimise the amount of micro-size pollution particles you breathe, scientists from the UK found. Air pollution is a major health risk. The World Health Organization estimates that it caused 3.7 million premature deaths in 2012. Last year, a group led by [...]

25 agosto, 2016|Intramural|

El aire interior, más mortífero que la contaminación del exterior

Las pinturas, barnices o esporas provocan que el aire de los espacios cerrados sea muy nocivo y convierte a estos sitios en "edificios enfermos". La contaminación es, no cabe duda, muy perniciosa para la salud. No en vano, se estima que el simple hecho de respirar aire contaminado provocó solo en 2012 la muerte de 3,7 millones de personas en [...]

20 abril, 2016|Intramural, Salud|