BEAMA has launched a video on indoor air quality as part of its ongoing My Health My Home campaign, in response to rising symptoms of poor air in UK homes.
A recent poll of UK homeowners, commissioned by BEAMA, reported that:
- 65% had experienced the signs of poor indoor air quality in their home
- 80% of respondents thought that indoor air quality was either as important to their health, or more important than outdoor air
- 65% would be willing to pay a small premium for a house with effective ventilation that maintained good indoor air quality
- 73% thought that poor indoor air quality should be a health priority for government.
The video has been produced to inform homeowners of the benefits of ventilation in helping to achieve good indoor air quality, as well as warning of the health risks associated with poor indoor air quality – including asthma, allergy, and long-term exposure is linked to heart disease and respiratory problems including lung cancer.
Colin Timmins of BEAMA said: “Poor indoor air quality is an issue that could have serious health consequences if we do not act together – as homeowners, industry and government. While we are working with industry and government to deliver better ventilation systems in UK homes, householders also need to be aware of the impact they are having on their own indoor air, what this could mean for them and the steps they can take to improve it.”