Is particulate matter actually a hazardous substance?
Particulate matter comprises particles that are smaller than 10 micrometres and smaller than 2.5 micrometres; they are grouped under the respective designations PM10 or PM 2. The small size of these fine dust particles means that they are recognised as harmful because they can penetrate even the very smallest alveoli with a half-life of up to 400 days.
Every year in Europe around 400,000 people die as a result of contaminated air* even though the quality of our air has improved. There is no safe concentration threshold for particulate matter in the air. Particulate matter is always harmful. **
Also, fine dust particles are small enough to remain suspended in the air for longer periods. In particular, it is much easier for high concentrations to collect in indoor rooms that have no ventilation systems than outdoors.
[*EEA/European Environment Agency / **Federal Environment Agency]
General questions about mobile dust collectors
- How loud are the dust collectors?
- How much power do dust collectors use?
- How long are delivery times?
- How frequently do the filters need to be changed?
- What are the tasks of the pre-filter and the main filter in the dust collectors?
- Can I change the filters of the mobile dust collectors myself?
- How do I know which filter needs to be changed?
- What filters are suitable for me?
- What do the exhaust air filters do?
- What norms apply to air filters?
- Do the filters differ from one another?
- Can I use non-original filters in the device?
- Can aeropur devices also filter gases?
- Can aeropur devices also filter biological substances?
- Do I need E11 or H13 filters?
- Why are only disposable filters used for dust collection?
- What are L, M and H devices?
- Is particulate matter actually a hazardous substance?
- Where should dust collectors be positioned in the room?
- What volume of space can an aeropur filter?
- How can particles from a greater distance be captured?
- Where are aeropur dust collectors used?
- What are grey rooms?
- What are clean rooms?