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August 2021

5 shocking facts about air quality in South Africa

Written by Bakang Kganyago
Air Quality

5 shocking facts about air quality that will make you rethink the air quality at home or in your office, and your need for air purification solutions. Read our blog for more information.

As a chronic asthma sufferer, I’ve always had an interest in air quality (indoor air especially) as I’ve often found myself at the wrong end of the negative effects of poor air quality. So how safe is the air we breathe? With everything that’s been going on with the pandemic, I found myself asking that question a lot. How bad could it really be?

In this article I’ve taken some time to do an investigation into the cleanliness of our air and answer the question, “does paying attention to air quality really matter?”  The answer to that question is yes - it does matter - and here are 5 reasons why. 

5 shocking facts I discovered about air quality in South Africa:

5 shocking facts about air quality in south africa

The uncomfortable truth is that our collective negative contribution to the air we breathe has now reached a point where we simply can’t ignore the effects of poor air quality

Though it may be hard to make drastic changes as an individual to outdoor air quality, I've found that controlling the quality of indoor air does make a huge difference to my health and the health of those that spend time in any enclosed workplace or building.

Air purification methods:

I recommend adding plants to your building as they can assist with absorbing harmful pollutants, and they look great too. Check out our sister site, Ambius, for some inspiration.  However for peace of mind and an air purification solution that will consistently help reduce indoor pollutants I recommend installing an air purification solution such as the VIRUSKILLER™

All VIRUSKILLER™ technology uses a unique combination of medical-grade pre-filters and a UV reactor chamber to deliver clean air and remove a wide range of larger contaminants from the air including airborne viruses and bacteria with a single air pass. You can find out more about this in our  article on: 'Behind the design of the next air care revolution: VIRUSKILLER™'

Find out more about what other people think regarding the importance of good indoor air quality by downloading our air quality infographic. You can also find out more about the topic of air quality here on our blog, consider becoming a subscriber to our blog, and we will ensure you don't miss the next update.

Find out what consumers have to say about air quality in a consumer survey from Rentokil-Initial

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang Kganyago

Bakang is a Digital Marketing Executive for Rentokil Initial. A germaphobe at heart, he's passionate about learning and sharing insights on how to defeat the enemy we cannot see. Join his journey as he writes about the impact of germs in our daily lives.

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