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The power of clean air

Invisible to the eye and very noticeable for the airways: clean air.

The power of clean air

Invisible to the eye and very noticeable for the airways: clean air. By the sea or in the woods, we instinctively take a deep breath to fill our lungs with oxygenated and super clean air. That happens naturally, and after we feel like we’ve been reborn. Immediate effect. What is actually the deal with the air quality that we breathe in when we are inside?

Virus particles

The air quality in our indoor spaces determines more than you think. One aspect that has frequently been in the news, is the relationship between ventilation and the spread of virus particles. Partly due to the pandemic, ventilation is higher on the agenda than ever. Both in people's homes, as well as in public spaces or gyms, classrooms, the hospitality industry, and in the workplace. The list is even longer: anywhere where people are together inside. Suddenly we are aware that we need a healthy indoor climate for ourselves and each other. The importance of adequate ventilation has become clear to almost everyone.

Pollen and particulate matter

The good news is that with this development, we are making progress on several fronts. After all, unhealthy air causes lung diseases and aggravates existing lung complaints. In the Netherlands alone, there are 1.2 million* people with a lung condition for whom relaxed breathing is not self-evident. This makes the optimal filtering of polluted outside air a priority so that the air flowing in is as pure as possible. By using the right filters and changing them in time, fine dust has little to no chance of penetrating the lungs, for example, in the home or office. That relieves people with lung diseases and also prevents many health problems. People with hay fever or a pollen allergy also benefit greatly from well-ventilated air.

*source: Longfonds


In the list of benefits of clean air, there is another benefit that has great value in schools, and in companies and organisations: concentration. Our brains function better when we are in a space where clean air is the standard. There has been measured and proven what the effect is on the efficacy of efforts. Fewer mistakes are made if the air is fresh and clean. That is not surprising when you consider how your brain needs oxygen to work. Then, the air quality is an important factor in the quality of the thinking or learning process.

With so many people working from home, it makes sense to contemplate the home office and how the ventilation there can contribute to better output. Productivity goes hand in hand with air quality. In case you are not aware. And if you’re reading this in a well-ventilated space, there’s little chance of you forgetting it.


  1. Ventilate sufficiently, to obtain a continuous stream of clean and fresh air.
  2. Replace filters in time. When using a ventilation system, the effect depends on the saturation of the filter.
  3. Improve air humidity. That is possible with a humidifier but also with air-purifying plants or trays with water close to the radiator.
  4. Set up an air quality meter. Depending on the built-in parameters, you can see at any time how e.g., the CO2, humidity and particulate matter are doing.

Written by Elmo
Marketing Manager at TOPS Luchtfilters

Want to learn more about this topic? Also read our blog about particulate matter!