How Solas Shield PCO Helps
It is extremely effective in preventing the growth and further propagation of moulds within your household or building,
It actively destroys airborne mould spores through photocatalytic reactions. It breaks down the cell membrane of moulds, deactivating all toxins into harmless inert substances.
Solas Shield PCO is thus a very efficient and effective Anti-
Moulds, Fungi & Algal Growth
Moulds are simple, microscopic organisms that are found both indoors and outdoors.
Requiring just heat and humidity to propogate, they can thrive on virtually any surface.
In the home, moulds are usually located in damp, dark and steam-
Moulds reproduce through releasing innumerable lightweight spores. Mould spores may cling onto clothing and fur and travel to new destinations which will then become toxic and infested.
The inhalation of mould spores, and/or fragments of the mould present a health hazard,
causing allergenic reactions and respiratory problems. They can also aggravate pre-
Moulds & Fungi produce mycotoxins in crops which pose as a possible lethal health risk to both humans and animals.
Prolonged exposure to mycotoxin can lead to the following commonly reported symptoms:-
Patients who have recently been discharged from a hospital and/or are immune-
"In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to
link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze
in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with
hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-
Sick Building Syndrome is used to describe situations where the building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to the amount of time spent in a particular building, but where no specific illness or cause can be identified.
Communication and Education: These are the most important elements in both the remedial and prevenative Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management programs. When building occupants, management/maintenance personnel fully communicate and understand the causes and effects of IAQ issues, they can work more effectively together to prevent further problems from occurring. Photocalytic oxidation can be used to reduce exposure to low concentration of indoor air pollutants and also to improve the IAQ.
Indoor Air Pollutants: Nowadays people tend to spend about 90 percent of their time
indoors...and are constantly exposed to many types of pollutants such as:
– Carbon Monoxide
– Nitrogen Dioxide (NOx),
– Sulfur Dioxide (SOx), etc.
– Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
Pollutant source removal or modification: Periodic cleaning or replacement of filters;
replacement of water-
Sources of Air Pollutants:
Carbon Monoxide (CO); Sources of Carbon Monoxide can be found in;-
At low concentrations, exposure to carbon monoxide can show fatigue in healthy people and chest pain in people with heart disease. At higher concentrations, impaired vision and coordination; headaches; dizziness; confusion and nausea may occur. Carbon Monoxide may also cause flu type symptoms that usually clear up after breathing fresh air from outside the building.
Formaldehyde; Formaldehyde is an important chemical used widely by industry to manufacture
building materials and numerous household products. It is also a by-
Sources of formaldehyde in the home include building materials, household products, smoking, and the use of unvented, fuel-
Exposure to formaldehyde vapors can cause eye, nose and throat irritation; coughing; dizziness; headaches; nausea; nosebleeds; skin rashes and vomiting.
Mould; Moulds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mould spores land on a wet
or damp spot (bathroom/shower) and begin growing. Moulds have the potential to cause
health problems, they are also known to produce allergens (substances that can cause
allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins).
Inhaling or touching mould or mould spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive
individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2); Sources of NO2 can be found in paraffin heaters, un-
Health effects associated with Nitrogen Dioxide can cause eye, nose, and throat irritation. It may cause impaired lung function and increased respiratory infections in younger children.
Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)
Sources of VOC can be found everywhere in households including: aerosol sprays; air
fresheners; automotive products; cleansers and disinfectants; dry-
Health effects can range from eye, nose, and throat irritation; headaches, loss of coordination, nausea; damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system.
The ability of organic chemicals to cause health effects varies greatly from those
that are highly toxic, to those with no known health effect. As with other pollutants,
the extent and nature of the health effect will depend on many factors including
level of exposure and length of time exposed. Eye and respiratory tract irritation,
dizziness, headaches, visual disorders, and memory impairment are among the immediate
symptoms that some people have experienced soon after exposure to some VOC’s.