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Indoor Air Quality

Today, indoor air quality is one of the major health risks identified by the World Health Organization (WHO)
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Today, the quality of indoor air has been identified as one of the major risks to health by the World Health Organization (WHO).
At present inhabitants of cities in industrialized countries spend 70-90% of their time indoors, so poor indoor air quality can affect people serious ways.

The number of services sector workers affected by the deteriorating environmental conditions in their workplaces has increased dramatically in recent decades, which as a consequence has resulted in a growing interest in understanding these conditions and, at the same time, a need for improvement.

The UNE 171330 has been developed with the aim of establishing a step by step system of diagnosis, inspection and management of interior environments and to ensure a healthy environment. It lays down a set of minimum standards and complementary measures for environmental quality inspection of interiors. These include the assessment of thermal comfort, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, bacteria and fungi in suspension as leading indicators.

LABAQUA, has a large team of professionals trained in the requirements of this standard. (LEADING TECHNICAL EXPERTS IN INDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY. FEDECAI) and many years of experience in the control and maintenance of environmental quality in high risk areas.

THE PROBLEM
THE PROBLEM

The indoor environment began to be cited as a problem in the late 60s, although the first studies did not appear until ten years later. The so-called Sick Buildings Syndrome (SBS), appeared at the beginning of the seventies, but it was not until 1982 that the World Health Organization (WHO) recognised it as a disease.

As a result of poor environmental quality inside buildings problems appeared related to Sick Building Syndrome. In 1982, the World Health Organization (WHO) defined it as:

“Phenomenon that occurs in certain non-industrial indoor areas, which produces, in at least 20% of the occupants, a collection of symptoms such as dryness and irritation of mucous membranes, headache, mental fatigue and nonspecific hypersensitivity, and where the causes not are perfectly defined.”

Associated with a sick building new diseases such as semicircular lipoatrophy are also discovered. This is identified by atrophy of a semicircular area of the subcutaneous fatty tissue. The most common location is in the thigh area, but occasionally can occur in other areas of the leg, arm or abdomen.

THE SOLUTION
SOLUTION

The problems of indoor air quality are highly complex and great efforts are being made through standards and regulatory legislation developed at both a community and national level.

One of the most important are the changes appearing in the RD 238/2013, Modifications RITE (Regulation of thermal installations in buildings) where it is contemplated as MANDATORY an “Annual Review of Indoor Air Quality in accordance with the UNE 171330 standard″ for buildings with heating systems with an output exceeding 70 KW. This is included in the technical instruction IT3.Maintenance and Use, in section IT3.3 Preventive Maintenance Program.

OUR ADDED VALUE
ADDED VALUE

  • A multidisciplinary professional team of engineers; Chemists and Biologists, which allow us to provide a comprehensive service to your needs, as well as a complete diagnosis and counselling of corrective measures as appropriate.
  • Through Envirolims software, we can offer a customer-oriented web portal, which aims to integrate the activities undertaken by LABAQUA for you by means of a visual tool, focused on using geo-referenced information, in that the customer can define a map to organize their sample points of interest, which allows them to query the information contained in them as a customizable criteria.
  • As a company with its own laboratory facilities, from a scientific point of view, we have more than 15 years experience and knowledge, using improved methods of detection, prevention and eradication of pathogens likely to cause epidemic outbreaks. You can count on us 365 days a year and 24 hours a day.
  • We are accredited by ENAC in all physico-chemical and microbiological parameters you need under the current legislation.

SECTORS
  • Hospitals and health partners.
  • Hotels and restaurants.
  • Public Buildings.
  • Leisure and Tourism.
  • Offices and workplaces.
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