National Clean Air Day 2024

National Clean Air Day is observed this year on the 20th June. It’s message is clear; cleaner, greener choices will improve air quality for everyone. Clean Air Day aims to raise awareness of air pollution and what everyone can do to improve air quality (both indoors and outdoors) in the hopes of reducing pollution.

ION Science’s mission is to protect lives and preserve the environment. Our mission to protect lives and the environment by producing innovative, groundbreaking gas sensing technology is driven by our dedication to innovation, public health, environmental sustainability, regulatory compliance, and quality. Our advanced gas sensing technologies provide critical tools for monitoring and controlling harmful gases, ensuring safer environments and promoting sustainable practices. By investing in research and development, we continuously push the boundaries of gas detection, offering reliable and precise solutions that have a significant positive impact on both human health and the planet.

To accomplish these objectives, ION works to be the industry pioneer in the development and production of the most cutting-edge PID technology available.

Our ISO 14001 certification is a testament to our dedication to environmental sustainability. Through the adoption of environmentally friendly management practices, we strive to minimise our ecological footprint while ensuring regulatory compliance. This aligns with our core mission to: ‘To protect lives and preserve the environment’

Recognition of Air Pollution Impact
It has been recognised by the World Health Organisation and the UK Government that around 36,000 deaths in the UK alone have been caused by air pollution.

At ION Science, we are committed to combating this silent killer and preventing such tragedies through our innovative gas sensing technology. Air pollution, particularly from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful gases, poses severe health risks, including respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems, and deadly diseases. Our advanced Photoionisation detection (PID) sensors enable the precise detection and measurement of VOCs, providing accurate and reliable data for early detection and intervention. Our technology is tailored for diverse applications, from monitoring air quality near schools and hospitals to ensuring safety in industrial settings

The Role of VOC in Poor Air Quality
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and the role they play in poor air quality in urban environments have received a lot of attention recently, and there are many projects to monitor and control pollutant levels, such as those near schools and hospitals, to encourage the use of alternative modes of transport or to divert traffic pollution.

Indoor Air Quality and VOCs
The significance of indoor air quality and the prevalence of VOCs indoors has become increasingly apparent, especially in environments where strict control is required, such as clean rooms, or where VOC levels can quickly become dangerous, such as assembly lines. Consequently, it is crucial for businesses to ensure the health and safety of their employees in these potentially hazardous settings. To minimise exposure to compounds that might be immediately lethal or harmful to long-term health, precise monitoring is essential.

The Importance of Accurate Air Quality and VOC Detection
Volatile organic compounds have a range of toxicity levels and must be detected accurately and rapidly across a dynamic range of concentrations, from highly-sensitive sub-part-per-billion measurements to wide range measurements, such as tens of thousands of parts per million.

Our Expertise
ION Science designs and manufactures industry-leading photoionisation detection (PIDs) sensors and instruments that allow targeted measurements for specific applications. This provides end-users with accurate data, enabling them to make informed decisions and take appropriate actions to control and reduce the levels of VOCs and other pollutants. By doing so, they can improve air quality, protect lives, and preserve the environment.

ION is proud to have over 30 years of experience in the continual research and development, manufacture, and distribution of PID sensors. Most recently they have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation for its range of MiniPID sensors.

ION Science is committed to pioneering gas sensing excellence and championing our customers. We have produced a series of guides on Air Quality to provide the necessary resources for better understanding the dangers of VOCs. Click the link below to learn more.