The air in agri-food and agricultural sector is essential. Just like for humans, air quality is vital for the health of animals, plants, and all agricultural products. Clean air is essential for workers in the agri-food industry, as it affects the production, transformation, and consumption of food products.
Air quality is crucial for workers in the food industry, but it also impacts the production, processing, and consumption of food products for everyone.
What are the dangers of polluted air to your health and the quality of food products?
The agri-food sector is constantly faced with air quality issues due to the use of chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides and fungicides, as well as the production of particles in food production processes.
These chemicals can be toxic to human health and have long-term effects on the quality of food products. Additionally, indoor air pollution in agricultural buildings can be caused by the use of gases, smoke and vapors in food processing plants.
In addition to these dangers, there is the increasingly alarming risk of the spread of viruses such as H5N8 (avian flu affecting ducks), as well as the H7N9 and the infamous H5N1 viruses, which are transmissible to humans and deadly in many cases.
How to protect animals and farmers from the harmful effects of air pollution?
Buildings such as stables, chicken coops and greenhouses are particularly exposed to air quality issues.
Livestock produce significant amounts of dust, ammonia, and greenhouse gases, which can cause respiratory problems for workers and animals themselves.
Greenhouses may also be subject to indoor air pollution due to the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
What are the European regulations for regulating air quality in agriculture and agri-food industries?
In addition to facing these numerous issues, farmers and industries are also subject to several European standards.
EN 13779 specifies indoor air quality measurement parameters such as temperature, humidity, CO2 levels and particle levels, especially for agricultural buildings and agri-food factories.
EN 14903 concerns ventilation systems, including those for agricultural or agri-food buildings.
Standards EN 16841-1 (odor measurement in indoor and outdoor air) or EN 15251 (building energy performance) may also be relevant or complementary to air purification issues in agriculture and agri-food sectors.
EN 16841-1 (odor measurement in indoor and outdoor air) or EN 15251 (building energy performance) may also be relevant or complementary to air purification issues in agriculture and agri-food sectors.
Air quality: a thorny issue for agricultural and agri-food businesses
The quality of food products depends on the quality of air in the production unit. This issue is particularly thorny for food and chemical industries. Particles suspended in the air can settle on products and damage or contaminate them.
The additional costs due to poor air quality are numerous and varied, and they add up. For example, dust on machines can cause frequent breakdowns, and carries risks of penalties for non-compliance with exposure limits or health and safety standards.
The obligation to comply with current European standards adds to the complexity of the issue of air pollution in agricultural or agri-food environments, and requires solutions that are both effective, non-intrusive, and economical.
Discover innovative technologies to protect the health of agricultural or agro-food industry workers and ensure the safety of food products.
Natural air purifiers based on photocatalysis and technologies based on cold plasma can help reduce air pollution, protect the health of workers and animals, and improve the quality of agro-food products.
Additionally, these technologies are capable of virtually eliminating risks due to airborne particles, including bacteria and viruses responsible for diseases.
By adopting these innovative technologies, agro-food and agricultural businesses can strengthen their commitment to environmental sustainability and offer safer and healthier products to consumers.
Air purification is an essential investment to ensure the health and well-being of everyone working in the agricultural and agro food sector.
MonaAir solutions for the agrofood and agriculture sectors
Our IOP 4 system, already successfully used in hospitals for its health benefits and high protection against contamination, will be your ideal partner.
UVc technologies through Photocatalysis and Plasma, presented in the Protect and Defender module, create ionization, allowing for the fight against viruses and bacteria and the elimination of external gases and pollutants.
Integrated into the air conditioning system, they effectively neutralize particles, bacteria, viral cells, VOCs, gases, and odorous aerosols without the use of chemicals.
MonaAir, the agri-food and agricultural companies’ ally for better air quality
MonaAir helps improve the air quality of agri-food and agricultural businesses while meeting European safety standards. The high-end and eco-friendly Protect and Defender filters offer easy installation, minimal maintenance, and negligible noise levels.
With MonaAir’s Protect and Defender products, you can guarantee your employees unfailing safety and offer your customers the best quality products while protecting their health and that of the workers.
MonaAir’s high-end filters meet all your health and practical needs, with easy installation, minimal maintenance, and no noise thanks to a sound power of 0 db. MonaAir air purifiers are also eco-friendly and cost-effective.
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