Airborne particles are sometimes referred to as ‘particulate matter’ or ‘PM’. They include dust, dirt, soot, smoke, and liquid droplets. Some particles are large enough or dark enough to be seen as soot or smoke, while others are so small they can only be detected individually with a microscope. Studies have linked exposure to particle pollution to a number of health problems, including respiratory illnesses (such as asthma and bronchitis) and cardiovascular disease. In addition, the chemical components of some particles, particularly combustion products, have been shown to cause cancer. During operation, photocopiers can emit toner particles, toxic gases (namely ozone and nitrogen dioxide), volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, particulate matter, paper particles and nano particles. This can result in high oxidative stress and systemic inflammation leading to high risk of cardiovascular diseases. Our sensors monitor particulate levels, helping you to provide a safe, clean environment for your employees.