It’s Clean Air Day 2019 so many of our team have left their cars at home and either walked or cycled to work. Our Dust Extraction Specialist, Darren, walked 8 miles to get here – leaving home at 4 am and arriving 2 hours later. Now that’s walking the talk!
Clean Air Day 2019 encourages people to find out more about air pollution, share information and help make the air cleaner and healthier for everyone and the website contains lots of useful information resources and statistics. For example, did you know….?
“It is thought that up to 36,000 deaths each year in the UK are caused by air pollution.”i
The World Health Organisation (WHO) sets maximum limits for air pollution. These limits look at daily and annual averages. According to the Clean Air Day website, almost 2,000 locations in the UK are above these limits and there are places in the UK where the air pollution is three times as high as the WHO limits.
The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) publishes an Air Pollution Forecast that you can use to check the air pollution in your area.
Pollution in the air can contaminate foods compromise food safety and the food production industry is particularly vulnerable. For certain foods (such as baked goods), the most vulnerable part of the production process is between oven and packaging, for example, when contamination can occur.
HVDS provides an air filtration service, which will keep the air in your food manufacturing plant clean and free from contaminants, including emissions, pollen, dust, mould spores etc. Our hospital grade HEPA filters offer such a high level of filtration that they will even stop the spread of viruses.
For more information about our air filtration service for food manufacturers, get in touch here. Or call one of our air filtration experts on 01785 256976. We’re here to help.