Airtopia Tackles Air Indoor Pollution To make British Homes Healthier

13 March, 2018

Airtopia’s air testing service educates the public on indoor air quality to try to lower costs for the NHS

(TRING, Hertfordshire, 5 March 2018) Airtopia, an indoor air quality testing service, announces today its launch in London, Birmingham and the HP postcode. The service will offer home health screenings to identify airborne toxins and educate the public on low-cost/no-cost ways to improve their indoor environment. The company’s goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of indoor air pollution and to help people reduce their risk of related illnesses.

Airtopia is the brainchild of David Evans, MBE, who was the first to receive recognition for the single citation of ‘Services to Corporate Social Responsibility.’

Evans said, ‘Adam Smith observed “how selfish soever man may be there is evidently some principles in his nature, which interests him in the future of others....though he derives nothing from it except the pleasure of seeing it.” Thus it is with Airtopia, an idea born three years ago, which has been extensively researched and developed with the singular aim of helping people have healthier homes. Indoor air quality is a critically important health and environmental issue. At seventy years of age, I think of Smith’s words and know it is imperative that I do all I can to help solve the problem. Together, I think we can!’

In its seminal work, Every Breath We Take, the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health state, ‘we must strengthen our understanding of the relationship between indoor air pollution and health...’  According to the report, the potential health impacts of exposure to toxins in the home include ‘asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), respiratory irritation, effects on the heart, and cancer, as well as non-specific symptoms such as headache, tiredness and loss of concentration.’ By helping the public understand and act on the issue, Airtopia is taking immediate steps to address the concerns and suggestions raised by the study.

Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outdoors. Energy efficiency measures have had the unintended consequence of trapping us inside with up to 900 toxins, making our homes like a petri dish. Research recently published in the journal Science found that products we use every day, like shampoo and cleaners, are as significant a source of PM2.5 as cars. 15.3 million houses in Britain may suffer from ‘toxic home syndrome.’ The issue of indoor air quality is real and requires attention.

Airtopia Director of Operations Steve Saxty said, "Our cars are required to have an annual M.O.T. We're supposed to see our doctor regularly for a check-up. Shouldn't we also ensure that the space in which we spend 90% of our time is healthy? Our goal is to educate the public on the importance of indoor air quality. Small changes to the way we live in our homes could lead to big improvements to our general health. If we can reduce the number of people going to the doctor for illnesses related to indoor air quality, hopefully, we can create significant savings for the N.H.S."

Evans added, ‘Airtopian analysts will be available in Manchester next and within eighteen months, there will be an analyst in the constituency of every member of parliament to help keep attention focused on the need for healthy houses in the United Kingdom. We will do all we can to prompt action to combat this very real danger. British families deserve to know it’s safe to breathe in their homes.’

Airtopia offers two home air quality tests designed to be easy and consumer-friendly. Tests can be booked at a time convenient to the customer by phone or via the website,www.airtopia.co.uk. During the appointment, a highly trained analyst, like a personal tutor, will explain the issue and answer questions while taking air samples. When the results are collated, the customer receives a bespoke report about their home with clear ratings and guidance to help them understand what the tests have shown. They will also receive access to remedial advice and special offers through a members page.

Indoor air pollution is a problem over which each individual has some control. Changing products or behaviour can improve a home’s air quality and the health of the people who live in it. Airtopia’s mission is to help people understand the power they have to improve their lives.

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Airtopia is a social enterprise founded by David Evans, MBE. We offer scientific yet practical screening to measure domestic indoor air quality (IAQ). We developed our tests in partnership with laboratories that have checked over 60,000 global locations and are experts in IAQ and Toxic Home Syndrome. Customers receive bespoke reports and low cost/no cost remedial advice to mitigate indoor air pollution and help make homes, and the people who live in them, healthier. Airtopia: an ideal state of air purity. For more information on how you can join us, please visit www.airtopia.co.uk.

Press Contact:

Meghan Thompson

Airtopia Media Relations

07525 266198

meghan.thompson@thehousedocs.co.uk

www.airtopia.co.uk

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