Sue Robb of 4Children talks to Julie Laughton and Alison Britton from the Department for Education about the role of childminders in delivering the 30 hours free entitlement.
“Indoor air pollution needs to be taken as seriously as outdoor air pollution. The potential for indoor-generated air pollution to cause major health effects in children cannot now be ignored.”
Professor Jonathan Grigg, a paediatric respiratory consultant and Co-Chair of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Royal College of Physicians Working Group studying the adverse effects of indoor air quality on children’s health
“The adverse health consequences on children of outdoor air pollution are now well established and are influencing policies to reduce exposure. However, since children spend 80% of their time indoors and with increasing drives to conserve heat with the “sealing” of homes, pollution exposure indoors becomes a major issue for children’s health and development.”
Professor Stephen Holgate, Co-Chair of the Indoor Air Quality Working Group and special adviser to the RCP on air quality
AIRTOPIA INDOOR AIR TESTS IDENTIFY INDOOR AIR POLLUTION AND HELP CUSTOMERS LEARN TO IMPROVE THEIR AIR QUALITY.
HEALTHIER HOMES = HEALTHIER PEOPLE
Indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outside. Building materials, cleaning products, toiletries, air fresheners, furnishings, cookers and wood burners can emit chemicals that cause or exacerbate asthma, allergies, headaches, eye and skin irritations, even heart disease and cancer. In both new and old homes, lack of thermal comfort and damp can foster mould growth on a microscopic level, which can be detrimental to lung function.
Airtopia is a social enterprise founded by David Evans MBE for the purpose of raising public awareness of indoor air quality and educating people on how they can make low cost/no cost changes to the way they live in their homes to improve their health.
We provide domestic indoor air quality screenings that test for formaldehyde, carbon dioxide, VOCs, mould and thermal comfort. With individual analysts visits and detailed, personalised reports, we help people live better in their homes.
Because our analysts are in the home with our customers, we can teach them how to live better in their property. For example, we can explain how to use trickle vents or why they shouldn’t dry their clothes indoors without ventilation. We can also verify that a house is healthy and suitable for habitation.
Contact us to discuss how we can help make homes, and the people who live in them, healthier.