According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the level of particulate matter indoors is often two to five times higher than outdoors. An EPA study estimates that 800,000 workers die each year as a result of poor indoor air quality in the workplace. If poor indoor air quality is not actively addressed with proven cleaning methods, there is a fundamental fear that the workplace will harm employees, he said. To counteract this, companies should test air quality as a first step, and then consider using industrial air filters in addition to stationary extraction at the point of origin and protective equipment, if needed.

These findings and measures relate quite generally to indoor workplaces. One can imagine how polluted the air quality can be when dusts are omnipresent due to the mechanical processing of wood and other materials. Filter specialist Euromate, based in Breda, the Netherlands, therefore sees it as its task to inform the industry and offer appropriate solutions. According to Euromate, LIGNA 2023 in Hanover offers the ideal platform both for individual discussions and for presenting air measuring devices and air filters specifically for the woodworking industry.

In addition to the individual approach, the company is also offering a panel discussion at which the proven expert Dennis Vogtmann will answer questions on May 19, 2023 in Hall 12 on the topic of "Wood dust & late health effects: Monitoring & Improving Air Quality in Woodworking" will be answered. The event is scheduled to begin at 2:20 pm.