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Dyson offers personal air purification

Dyson has released a new product, the Dyson Zone, which combines noise-cancelling headphones with personal air purification. Inventor of the bagless vacuum, a fanless fan and efficient hand dryers, Dyson described the evolution of the product as the biggest challenge its engineers have ever tackled. “The Dyson Zone is a set of noise-cancelling, high-fidelity over-ear […]


New WHO air quality guidelines could save millions of lives

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines for air quality in recognition of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood. The guidelines set maximum levels for a range of pollutants: particulate matter (as PM2.5 and PM10), ozone, nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide. They […]


Camfil acquires Airepure

Sweden-based clean air solutions manufacturer Camfil has announced the acquisition of Airepure Australia. “The acquisition will help strengthen Camfil’s position as a global leader in air filtration, offering innovative clean air solutions, which will benefit our customers across the industry in Australia and New Zealand,” says the company. “Airepure’s addition to the Camfil Group will […]


Advice for workers in smoky conditions

As a result of the bushfires burning throughout Australia, smoke has been affecting large parts of the country, including capital cities. On Monday in the Melbourne CBD, the air quality index (AQI) peaked at 213, considered “very unhealthy”. The suburb of Box Hill experienced an AQI of 372, considered “hazardous”. According to the Environment Protection […]


Testo 400 arrives in Australia

Testo has launched a new range of indoor air quality (IAQ) instruments on the Australian market: the 400 series. “Testo’s 400 solution is an all-encompassing answer to airflow and IAQ questions,” says the company. “It combines smart technology, intuitive user features and diverse applicability in one sophisticated instrument.” Probes are designed so they can be […]

Call for nomination for an AIRAH representative on Standards Australia committee EV-007
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AIRAH seeks EV-007 air quality representative

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has put out a call for a representative on the Standards Australia committee EV-007 – Methods for Examination of Air. The scope of work for this committee is standardisation in the measurement of ambient air quality, indoor air quality and stationary source emissions. The committee’s […]